Medical Nutrition Therapy

Provided by a Registered Dietitian at the SMG Tully Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Medical Nutrition Therapy provides 1:1 counseling to help patients incorporate healthy nutrition into their lives. During these sessions, our dietitians review current nutritional status, sort through nutrition misinformation, set achievable goals, and create personalized plans to improve overall health. These individual guidelines for medical nutrition therapy are based on the patient’s lifestyle, cultural background, and specific nutritional needs.

You would benefit from meeting with a Registered Dietitian (RD) if you have concerns regarding:

  • Weight management
  • Heart health
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive diseases and food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy


What the Nutrition Program Offers

Anyone receiving care at the SMG Tully Diabetes and Nutrition Center needs a physician referral. Patients will receive education and instruction from a registered dietitian as ordered by their physician, in the following areas:

  • Weight loss/healthy weight counseling
  • Establishing good eating habits
  • Appropriate guidelines to manage their medical condition or disease
  • Recommendations for reasonable food portions
  • Label reading
  • Nutritional content of food
  • Strategies for dining out
  • Calories needed for:
    • Weight loss
    • Weight gain
    • Maintenance
    • Pregnancy
    • Meal preparation modification


Most health insurances cover all or at least a portion of our services. Our clinic, open five days a week, can often accommodate early morning and early evening appointments, and sees patients in-person or by telehealth.

To make your appointment, call the SMG Tully Diabetes and Nutrition Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center at 617-779-6700.