Medical Nutrition Therapy


NutritionAt WRHS, our registered dietitian can help you develop meal plans to meet your specific needs. Although we specialize in diabetes, we see clients for a variety of reasons, including weight loss, cholesterol, pregnancy and food intolerance.

Our dietitian provides individualized nutrition consults and meal planning and teaches the nutrition classes of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

She also provides nutritional counseling relating to eating disorders and chronic disease (for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney disease and obesity). Ideas and meal plans designed for healthier eating are also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can your program help me?

We can evaluate your current eating patterns and make suggestions for buying foods and meal planning to help you meet your goals. After that, we  provide ongoing support as needed.

  • Will I have to give up my favorite foods?

No. Some changes are necessary but we will work with you to achieve long-term success.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

You must be referred by your healthcare provider to meet with a dietitian. Self-referrals are accepted for weight loss, but your insurance company may require a physician referral for payment if weight loss counseling is a covered benefit for you.

  • Will my insurance pay for this program?

Many insurance plans cover medical nutrition therapy for nutrition-related medical conditions. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if you have this coverage for your diagnosis. Medicare covers medical nutritional therapy for diabetes and renal (kidney) disease only.

  • What if I don't have insurance?

If you do not have insurance, we can help you apply for any available financial assistance. You may qualify for WRHS Charity Care Program or Good Neighbor Program.


For an appointment or to enroll in our education classes, ask your doctor for a referral. You can call me to learn more about Medical Nutrition Therapy at 701-567-6197.

Linda Nudell RD LRD CDE

West River Health Services
1000 Highway 12
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639