Our Approach to Medical Nutrition Therapy.

What is medical nutrition therapy?

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) involves in-depth individualized nutrition assessment, nutritional therapy, and counseling for the purpose of disease management. For many conditions, dietary changes are often first-line treatments. That said, navigating dietary changes can often be equal parts overwhelming and confusing.

A registered dietitian has the knowledge and skills to help patients understand and implement changes to their diets—changes that often help decrease symptoms or severity and improve the patient's overall quality of life.

At GBU, our registered dietitian, Elle Wittneben, can provide counseling services for many urologic/ urogynecologic conditions, including the following:


Nutrition services can also help patients with the following:

  • Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes, Type 1, Type 2)
  • General nutrition
  • Heart disease and related conditions (high cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight management (underweight, overweight, obesity)

NOTE: You can choose either telehealth visits or in-person appointments in our Dedham Care Center.  While physician referrals aren't required to see a registered dietitian in the Commonwealth, your insurance carrier might require one. The good news is a private pay option is also available: three visits for $300, including patients with insurance coverage but no nutrition-specific benefit. We will help you through your specific circumstances.

"The care is superb. The knowledge of urologic issues faced by patients is remarkable. The appointment process is superb and the scheduled times are kept. The welcome process is immediate and all personnel are friendly, helpful and efficient. The listening skills of the physicians and Associates is always present. Our physician accepts phone calls and returns calls. We are pleased with Greater Boston Urology in Dedham."

"This is how all doctors' offices should be run. Very friendly and efficient."

"The medical and office staff at GBU are all excellent. The medical staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Have 1 question or 10? They answer them all. The office staff is always so accommodating and very nice. Absolutely recommend it."

"I am normally very nervous whenever I have a doctor's appointment, but I have found that the people at Greater Boston Urology make me feel at ease whenever I have an appointment and that is very important to me."

"Service has been exceptional. Explained issues in a clear and concise manner. Direct, yet sensitive delivery of tough diagnosis. Short wait times and available online, text and telephone."

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