Outpatient Nutrition Clinic
In our Outpatient Nutrition Clinic, our caring and compassionate dietitians treat patients with a wide variety of conditions, offering nutrition advice and help for your individual needs.
Weight loss is a concern and a goal for many people. Whether or not you have a medical condition, you can come to our clinic if you are interested in improving your health and/or losing weight. Our dietitians will sit down with you to help you develop the best plan to meet your health goals.
Diabetes is on the rise in the U.S., yet most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Sometimes diabetes can even be reversed through a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat and carbohydrates and moderate in calories. The biggest factor for developing diabetes is being overweight. Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, and we can help you meet your goals.
Heart disease can be caused by a variety of circumstances, but an increasing number of cases are the result of poor nutrition. At UAMS, we can help you manage or treat your heart disease by looking at your diet to see how it can be changed to best help you with your condition. While working to maintain an ideal weight, key aspects to keep in mind with a heart-healthy diet are decreasing saturated fat intake and reducing sodium levels.
In addition, we also treat patients who have genetic conditions, ALS and celiac disease. Celiac disease is becoming more common in the U.S. and is a lifelong inherited autoimmune condition in which eating foods with gluten causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed.
At the UAMS Outpatient Nutrition Clinic, we recognize that the same plan does not work for everyone, so we work with you to determine the best nutrition plan for your individual needs and situation.
Appointments with the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic are by referral only. Certain exceptions do apply if you are a University of Arkansas employee. Please contact your primary care doctor or visit one of our doctors in the Center for Primary Care to obtain a referral.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you're taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.