The Medical Nutrition Therapy at University Medical Center offers counseling for Child and Adolescent Nutrition, Family Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Prevention, Sports Nutrition, and more. We have two registered dieticians to serve you and your family. Please call 205-348-1213 to schedule an appointment.
Margaret Garner is a registered dietitian (R.D.) who has over 25 years experience in nutrition therapy for outpatients in the areas of chronic disease, family and child nutrition, adolescent nutrition, eating disorders and wellness.
Sheena Quizon, MS, RD, LD has joined the College as Assistant Director of Nutrition Education and Health Services in the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at the Student Health Center and also provides medical nutrition therapy services in the Department of Family Medicine at UMC. She has previously worked as a clinical dietitian at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.
Requests for Nutrition Therapy are made by referral from a physician or other health care provider at University Medical Center or in the community. In some instances self referral is acceptable. Counseling Services requiring a referral by a physician or psychologist are those
Self-referral for counseling is frequently requested for the following:
- Overweight and obesity, without other medical problems (Although ideally for children, would include growth chart from primary care physician)
- Adult / Family Nutrition
- Infant / Child Nutrition
- Sports Nutrition
- Vegetarian Diet
Resting Metabolic Rate Measurement is available. This measures the
- Food & activity diary example – Prior to your first visit, please complete a 3 day food and activity diary.
- Referral form – If you wish to deduct counseling costs on your taxes, see a copy of a referral form that your health care provider may use if desired.
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