Nutrition Clinic

The Nutrition Service Group at Scott & White Healthcare operates both an outpatient clinic and an inpatient hosptial consultative service covering the complete array of nutritionally related issues.

The nutrition service provides:

  • Educational support concerning a variety of issues ranging from proper eating habits, to genetic diseases requiring specific nutritional guidelines (such as Celiac Sprue)
  • Evaluation, placement , and management of feeding tubes
  • Professional and technical support for those requiring short and long-term tube feeding
  • Professional and technical support for patients needing short and long-term Continuous Parenteral Nutrition (i.e. intravenous nutrition)
  • Evaluation and management of malnourished hospitalized patients
  • Malnourishment resulting from severe illness including those dealing with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy
  • Dysphagia/Odynophagia (Difficulty/painful swallowing)
  • Management of unintentional weight loss
  • Pre-surgical and Post-surgical nutrition support

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