For Medical Professionals
Refer a Patient ─ Medical Nutrition Therapy Program
Our Medical Nutrition Therapy Program includes diet counseling for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to Anemia, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Malnutrition, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, PCOS, Sleep Apnea, Thyroid Disease (hypo or hyperthyroidism), Vitamin Deficiency, CAD, CHF, Heart Disease, Diabetes Mellitus (including GDM, IGT), Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Night Eating), GI Diseases (Celiac, Crohn's, IBS, Diverticulosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Short Bowel, etc.)
Please send a referral that specifies a diagnosis and type of nutritional counseling desired. If you are located on the BMC campus, the referral should be sent via Logician. Otherwise, the referral can be either faxed to 617.638.7449 or mailed to our office at:
Boston Medical Center
Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management
Preston Family Building, 2nd floor
732 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Attn: Stephanie Spaide, MS RD LDN
Our office will contact the patient upon receipt of the referral in order to schedule an appointment.
Please note that while many health insurance plans cover or partially cover medical nutrition therapy some do not cover visits with a dietitian or will only cover visits for specific diagnoses. For instance, Medicare will only allow dietitian visits for diabetes or chronic renal insufficiency. Please have your patient contact his/her insurance company to learn details about their specific coverage.
If your patient doesn't have insurance, or if their insurance will not cover dietitian visits, they have the option to self pay at the time of the visit. Please direct the patient to contact Patient Financial Services at 850 Harrison Avenue, Ground Floor (617.414.1618) PRIOR to their scheduled appointment for further details. Your patient will need to fill out the Self-Pay Outpatient Form, please click the link to download the form (PDF).