|Melissa Davis, RD, joins NARH as outpatient dietitian|
Oct 11, 2013
(Oct. 11, 2013) Melissa Davis of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a registered dietitian, has joined North Adams Regional Hospital’s Nutrition Services department and is seeing outpatients. She can be reached at (413) 664-5267.
Ms. Davis earned her master’s of science in nutrition science at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She most recently worked as a nutrition counselor at The Nutrition Center in Pittsfield and Great Barrington, and completed a dietetic internship at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.
“I hope to help patients reach their goals, whether they want to lose weight, improve their eating habits, or manage diabetes or high cholesterol,” said Ms. Davis. “The important thing is to create an environment where my clients feel free to discuss their eating habits openly and honestly. My goal is to help people succeed and feel good about their choices.”
NARH’s Nutrition Services department provides inpatient and outpatient services, including one-on-one counseling for individuals on weight management, diabetes, and other health conditions. A physician referral is usually needed for insurance plans to cover a visit to a dietitian. Patients who cover the cost of the visit themselves need only make an appointment.
NARH dietitians are also available to speak to community groups. The dietitians have volunteered to speak at many types of functions such as weight loss groups, church groups, and health fairs. Because NARH is a community hospital, the Nutrition Services department is always available for any individual questions about diet, food, and food safety.
To contact a registered dietitian at NARH, one may call (413) 664-5267 or (413) 664-5000.