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FAQs

  • Why see a registered dietitian?

    Dietitians are either registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), a national governing body, or licensed in the state in which the practice. Many dietitians are both registered and licensed. Dietitians are educated in the science of nutrition through an accredited university and spend a minimum of 900 hours after graduation, training in a clinical setting. After completing education and training, they must also take a national registration exam or state licensing exam before going into practice.
  • What techniques will be used to treat my condition?

    Initially, a dietitian will recommend an individualized nutrition plan after a thorough interview and assessment. Usually your dietitian will ask questions regarding your diet and medical history. Sometimes your dietitian will ask you to write down everything you ate in the last 3-7 days prior to your appointment. This helps them to pinpoint exactly where improvements to your diet can be made. Your dietitian will help you to add or limit specific foods in your diet to help you reach your nutrition goals. It is also important for you to inform your dietitian and medical doctor about any medications, herbs and dietary supplements you are taking.
  • What type of treatment in terms of duration and frequency should you expect?

    Responses to diet modifications vary from patient to patient. Some patients will see improvements very quickly, while it may take longer for others. Typically, after the initial assessment a follow-up visit will be made at which time original nutrition goals will be evaluated to ensure you are on track. The number of subsequent visits will vary depending on the nature of your condition and your success with implementing the recommended dietary modifications.

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Fort Myers weight lossDr. Kordonowy takes a holistic approach to healthcare. Recognizing the importance of diet to meeting weight goals quickly and safely, he offers comprehensive dietary counseling in conjunction with his medical expertise.

Patients who can benefit from this service include: persons who are obese, overweight, diabetic, or have cholesterol/triglyceride disorders. Physician supervised dietitian counseling is often covered by both medicare and insurance.

Dr. Kordonowy is proud to have his patients’ dietary needs overseen by Ashley Wheeler, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.

We approach dietary management scientifically using various innovative methods. One such method is our metabolic rate machine which allows us to prescribe the proper caloric diet. Proper weight management is a recognized means of improving a person’s blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Being overweight and having abnormal blood sugar and cholesterol metabolism is highly linked to premature vascular disease including: heart attack, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and leg artery insufficiency.

​Top ten reasons to see a dietitian

  1. You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure. We can serve as an integral part of your health-care team by helping you safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.
  2. You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery. Since your stomach can only manage small servings, it’s a challenge to get the right amount of nutrients in your body. We will work with you and your physician to develop an eating plan for your new needs.
  3. You have digestive problems. Our registered dietitians will work with your physician to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition with fried foods, too much caffeine or carbonation.
  4. You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. We can help make sure you get nutrients like folate, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, lowering your newborn’s risk for neural tube or spinal cord defects.
  5. Your child or teenager has issues with food, eating healthy, weight gain or weight loss. A registered dietitian can assist with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.
  6. You are strugling with disordered eating patterns, anorexia or bulimia. Our registered dietitians can help you to establish a healthier relationship with food.
  7. You need to gain or lose weight. We can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan plus regular physical activity for weight loss while still eating all your favorite foods.
  8. You’re caring for an aging parent. Our registered dietitians can help with food or drug interaction, proper hydration, special diets for hypertension and changing taste buds as you age.
  9. You want to eat smarter. We can help you sort through misinformation; learn how to read labels at the supermarket; discover that healthy cooking is inexpensive, learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations.
  10. You want to improve your performance in sports. Our registered dietitians can help you set goals to achieve results — whether you’re running a marathon, skiing or jogging with your dog.