Before Your First Visit

Before your first visit, you will get a mailing from us which you should open as soon as it arrives. Please fill out the paperwork before your visit, and bring it with you. Also, using the forms in your packet, please write down everything you eat or drink for four days prior to your visit.

If you’ve scheduled a last-minute appointment, or if you’ve misplaced your letter from us, please click here to download a set of printable forms.

We are looking forward to a long and enjoyable provider relationship with you. We do have some important policies we’d like to bring to your attention, so please click here to preview them. At your first visit you will have a chance to discuss these policies with your dietitian, and will be asked to acknowledge them with your signature.

Not sure what to expect when you arrive? Many of our clients have never been to a dietitian or nutritionist before and aren’t sure what to expect. If you have scheduled a one-on-one nutrition consultation with us, we will meet privately in a cozy office at our converted 1840’s house. Your partner or family member can attend with you if you wish, especially if that person does some of the shopping or cooking at your home.

Initial visits are usually 60-75 minutes in length. During this visit, we will discuss your medical history, current lifestyle considerations, food preferences and exercise habits. From the information gathered, we work together to develop a plan tailored to meet your individual needs and to promote long-term success.

Your follow-up visits to monitor progress and adjust goals may be 30 or 60 minutes, depending on your needs. Lifestyle change is typically an on-going process. New information, problem-solving and encouragement are important reasons why most of our clients return for follow-up visits.

If a client needs only brief education about a particular health need, a single visit may suffice.