e-Consult MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy) by DocRD
Adapted from e-Consult Toolkit website for DocRD is on Workgroup
Access to specialty care continues to be a major challenge for low-income and underserved of our population. In California and with provider shortages and long wait times for appointments, demand continues to outpace the health care system’s ability to meet the needs of California’s growing low-income patient population.
To address this challenge, many health care professionals, health centers, systems, payers and policy makers are turning to electronic consultation and (with a physician referral as example), or e-Consult.
What is e-Consult?
From the workgroup website: An e-consult, is an asynchronous dialogue initiated by a physician or other qualified health care professional seeking a specialist consultant’s expert opinion without a face-to-face patient encounter with the consultant.
Adapted from the workgroup website: The specialist will report identified as an inter-professional consultation. E-consults provided by consultative physicians (or health care professional) should include written reports to the patient’s treating/requesting physician/qualified health care professional.
Severe malnutrition is no laughing matter. You’ve talked to your family about their nutrition. Now you need to act but what to do? Answer is speak to a nutrition expert, speak to DocRD™ Doctor Registered Dietitian.
Patient instructions before appointment: First make your appointment and second please read below: DocRD™ Nutritional Consultation | Option: DocRD™ e-consult MNT e-consultMNT.com
Medical Nutrition Therapy (DocRD™ Virtual) remotely (by telephone or Skype)
1. Request from your Physician a complete report of recent blood lab work.
Use this form
and after filling it out print a copy to send to your Doctor’s office and submit the form.
A. If your DocRD™ Nutritional Consultation is in person (either at our office or at your home):
Bring the lab report with you at the time of your appointment.
B. If remotely via telephone or Skype, send an e-mail attachment of your lab report to mg@HealthCareNutritionist.com (in subject put Patient name, lab report.
2. Begin a 3-day Dietary Recall:
Either bring it with you or send as an attachment email. (Note: 3-day Dietary Recall is a note page with each day indicated (date) of a complete listing of everything you eat or drink and the amounts.)
A. An example of what you eat and drink: Turkey Sandwich, 2 pieces of whole grain wheat bread, 1 oz of sliced turkey, mayonnaise teaspoon, 2 slices tomato, lettuce, salt and pepper and 1 cup of water.
B. Does not have to be consecutive days can be Monday and Tuesday and then skip to Saturday as an example. If you don’t complete all three days, then bring what you can complete to the session. Be truthful and enjoy it.
I look forward to our session and for you to begin your journey to have your nutritional goals met. DocRD™
The State of Acute Malnutrition Website is supported by the No Wasted Lives Coalition, an interagency effort between UNICEF, Action Against Hunger, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and World Food Programme (WFP).
To achieve this, the group developed the No Wasted Lives Agenda, a three-point plan seeking to:
Make severe acute malnutrition a political and public health priority
Discover and disseminate learning about a range of more effective ways to prevent and treat severe acute malnutrition
Mobilize more money and maximize effectiveness of current spending
For more information on No Wasted Lives, please visit nowastedlives.org.
In bringing this information together for the first time we aim to:
improve the quality of services,
and most importantly, enable people to understand the current burden of acute malnutrition as well as treatment coverage at a global and country-specific level.
We understand that improving quality is an iterative process, so contribute to the ongoing quality improvements and discussions on gaps, please submit questions here.
This site brings together information from a range of sources, providing the most up-to-date information on acute malnutrition. Sources include:
UNICEFs ‘Global SAM Management Update Tool (Nutridash)’ data,
Coverage Monitoring Network,
The CMAM Forum,
WHO/UNICEF/World Bank Joint Estimates,
Global Nutrition Report,
WHO mortality database,
WHO Malaria database,
UNAIDS HIV database as well as Center for Disease Control (CDC) databases.
The website also links with WHO’s Global Database on the Implementation of Nutrition Actions (GINA) and ENNs periodic publications (Field Exchange and Nutrition Exchange). Technical questions are directed to en-net, an established online forum hosted by ENN.
What is everyone talking about. The following site is a great place to hear from experts about the Keto (Ketogenic) Diet. And what the Medical Nutrition Therapy about the Keto diet. Diet recommendations for Diabetes and Keto diet.
Michael Todd Greene, Ed.D., M.S., R.D.N. said, “I would not recommend a ketogenic diet for someone with DM unless they also suffered from epilepsy. The diet is primarily recommended for hard to control epilepsy in children. I would consider suggesting the Consistent Carbohydrate Diet that is outlined by organizations like Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Diabetic Association”.
But what does the American Diabetic Association (ADA) say about diets.
The ADA does describe a Meal Plan or Meal Planning and Eating Patterns as important diet information for people with Diabetes on their website: diabetes.org.
This is a curriculum that we developed by a leading group pre-doctoral at USC for their master online school counselor program. It’s about how people learn and are motivated by a coach or counselor. Consider DocRD™ Ask the Dietitian Nutritionist. CoachDietitian.com