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)

You can choose either telehealth visits or in-person appointments in our Dedham Care Center.  

"Elle was a pleasure to work with: professional, knowledgeable, relatable, kind, and friendly. We connected immediately. I truly felt she was my champion. I always told myself I knew what I needed to do to eat healthy. Truth is not really. Elle enlightened me and really debunked some of the myths I believed and fallacies I lived by. I've resisted nutrition counseling in the past because I didn't want to be judged, talked at, or talked to in a condescending tone. Elle talked with me like I mattered. And I knew she cared. We could all use a coach like Elle."

"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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