Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
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Treatment Options - Medical Nutrition Consultation and MedGem®

What is it?

As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, many physicians prescribe nutritional education and counseling or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). MNT refers to the assessment of the nutritional status of a patient with an illness and diet-related condition such as such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, gastrointestinal diseases and kidney disease.

Who qualifies?

Adults 18 years and older. A physician’s order is required for Medical Nutrition Therapy. Some insurances may cover this service.

What to expect

  • One-on-one instruction sessions with a registered, licensed dietitian, and follow up sessions, as needed.
  • Individualized treatment plan to meet your specific health and dietary needs
  • Advanced counseling
  • Coaching
  • Detailed report sent to your physician regarding your evaluation, prescribed care plan and proposed follow up care

Medical Nutrition Consultation and Metabolic Analysis

Please download and complete the MNT assessment form and bring to your appointment.

MedGem® (Metabolic Analysis)

The MedGem® test uses a hand held device that easily and accurately measures your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Your unique RMR is the minimum number of calories required to maintain your body functions (brain activity, heartbeat, breathing) at rest. The results from this test are used to create a weight loss program that is tailored specifically to you.

To schedule your MedGem® appointment, call 713-441-5964.