Nutritional Counseling (Medical Nutritional Therapy)

Are you in need of Medical Nutrition Therapy for:

  • Diabetes care?
  • Management of chronic kidney disease and pre-end-stage renal disease?
  • Promoting weight change?
  • Reducing your risk for heart disease?
  • Improving your blood pressure?
  • Assessing your nutritional status and determining your individual dietary needs?
  • Heart Health?
  • Nutrition education? 

Digestive Health Center Nutrition Services

Our dietitians can help you make proper food choices to: 

  • Improve appetite and food intake to reduce risk of nutrient deficiencies
  • Counteract undesirable weight loss
  • Reduce symptoms of nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea occurring with or after meals by helping you identify problematic foods in your diet
  • Implement specific nutrition guidelines to help treat a diagnosis, such as:
    • Celiac disease 
    • Dumping syndrome
    • Food allergies and/or food intolerances
    • Gastroparesis
    • GERD
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Pancreatitis
    • Short bowel syndrome

TPN or tube feeding (TFs) patients:

  • Recommendations or adjustments to your current feeding regimen as needed.
  • Strategies to help you increase your food intake to assist in the transition off of TPN or TFs.

For Patients

The Stanford Department of Clinical Nutrition staffs registered dietitians to provide medical nutrition therapy for adult ambulatory care patients. Simply ask your doctor to complete a referral to a dietitian.


  • Before coming to your scheduled appointment read the New Patient Letter.
  • For General Nutrition Services bring the completed New Patient Questionnaire. 
  • For Nutritional Counseling bring the completed Nutrition Questionnaire. 
  • If you are being referred to the dietitian for bariatric surgery counseling, print the completed Bariatric Patient Questionnaire. 
  • Patients may want to check with their insurance companies to determine if medical nutrition therapy is a covered benefit.


Follow up appointments are recommended to help monitor your progress.

For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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