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.
DocRD® Nutritional Consultation | DocRD® e-Consult MNT What next?
Schedule your appointment in 2 weeks: Prepare for your appointment by:
1. Obtaining your lab report(s): By filling out this medical authorization form you are authorizing your Doctor’s office to give you recent lab report(s).
2. Do a 3-Day Dietary Recall: List everything you eat or drink and the amounts for three (3) days An example: Lunch (date) Turkey Sandwich, 2 pieces of whole grain wheat bread, 1 oz of sliced turkey, teaspoon of mayonnaise, 2 slices tomato, a lettuce leaf, salt and pepper and 1 cup of water. (Does not have to be consecutive days.) If you don’t complete all three days, then bring what you can.
On your appointment day bring both items with you. 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.
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.
If you are a hospitalized adult in the U.S. you are more likely to be malnourished than not. Up to 50% of all hospitalized adults are malnourished according to many research projects.
The present gap and educational opportunity to help people in their lives.
We consult hospital systems as well as Clinical Nutrition Departments (RDs & RDNs/DTRs & DTRNs) to help improve the problems of nutritional diagnosis, Severe Malnutrition and Non-Severe Malnutrition. Helping facilities increase reimbursement revenue through documentation and coding, improving the role of Registered Dietitians by physical assessment with medical nutrition therapy, and for families by helping to understand and know what to do.
My efforts are to the end goal of improved nutritional status for the underprivileged, the underrepresented, as well as those that are food insecure.