Nutrition Therapy: Medical

Medical Nutrition

Ochsner Medical Nutrition Therapy is performed by Registered Dietitians (RDs) to improve your health and quality of life.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

MNT includes a nutritional assessment followed by a customized meal plan unique to your medical condition and nutritional needs. Ongoing behavioral coaching is available to support long-term changes and health lifestyle improvements.

What Do MNT Appointments Include?

At your initial visit, your dietitian will review your medical and diet history, lab values, medications, and measurements such as weight. Together you will develop a lifestyle and meal plan. Follow-up visits will include monitoring food diaries, measurement, and overall progress.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a relationship between height and weight. A higher BMI may contribute to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

What is Your BMI?

Click Here to download the body mass index table and locate your height from the left column and weight across the row. Where the two numbers meet is your BMI.

MNT Services

Our Registered Dietitians offer services for a variety of health and medical conditions.

  • Cardiovascular diseases: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, prediabetes
  • GI disorders: celiac disease, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease
  • Immunocompromised: food allergy, HIV/AIDS
  • Nutritional support: oral and tube feeding
  • Oncology
  • Childhood and adolescent health
  • Pulmonary Disease: COPD
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight Management: overweight/obesity, bariatric surgery, eating disorders
  • Women’s Health: pregnancy, osteoporosis, anemia

Is MNT Covered by My Insurance?

A signed physician referral is required annually to process insurance authorization. Please be aware of your insurance plan benefits and limitations. If you are without insurance or insurance denies coverage for dietitian visits, we offer a discounted rate due at the time of service.

How Can I Schedule An Appointment?

All services are provided by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Call 225-761-5586 to schedule an appointment at either one of our locations.


Ochsner Baton Rouge

9001 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Staff Dietitians
Angelina LeBlanc, RD, LDN, CDE
Elizabeth Spansel, RD, LDN, CDE

Let a Registered Dietitian Help You Stay Healthy!