Nutrition Counseling Now Offered with the GrowWell Telehealth Network More Telehealth Opportunities to Launch in 2022

Paris, TN – Individuals wishing to take charge of their health through nutrition can now do so through telehealth services with the GrowWell Telehealth Network. GrowWell is now partnering with Dietician Associates, Inc. to provide telehealth nutrition services to individuals regardless of insurance coverage. Accessing services is simple, requiring only a referral from your physician.

Nutrition counseling is a healthy approach to managing challenges with diabetes, weight, blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. Those seeking to improve their health through nutrition do not have to do it alone. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests consults with a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist for many life situations including for those wishing to lose weight, those who are pregnant or wanting to become pregnant, older individuals seeking to maintain their health, or even individuals simply looking for a boost in performance.

A registered dietitian, or RD, or registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, will partner with you to develop a safe and realistic eating plan that you can stick with for the long haul. To guide and motivate you, an RD or RDN will use creative and out-of-the-box strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating.

“This the first of several telehealth services that we will be launching this year for patients in our region,” said Rachel Matlock, Telehealth Network Director.  “We are excited to provide options for care and improved health.”

Dietician Associates, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Dee Pratt and Linda Pennington, both Registered Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). Their staff of RDNs provides nutrition counseling to individual patients with most nutrition related diseases including children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

They are nationally recognized for their work in reimbursement for nutrition services and Tele-Nutrition using HIPAA approved encrypted technology.  Dietitian Associates is also recognized as one of the area leaders in healthcare facility consulting including hospitals, long term care, physician clinics, oncology centers, diabetes centers, weight management centers, intellectual disabilities centers and others. For more information, you can visit their website at www.dieticianassociates.com.

The GrowWell Telehealth Network was formed through HRSA funding from a Rural Health Network Development grant in 2020 for the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Its goal is to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare and specialty services via telehealth throughout West Tennessee.

Partners include:

  • Henry County Medical Center
  • Hardeman County Community Health Center
  • Lifespan, Inc.
  • Uniti Health
  • Dietician Associates, Inc.
  • Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being

If you are interested in participating in nutritional counseling to reach your health goals, talk to your physician about a referral for telehealth services with GrowWell, and to see if these services are right for you.

For more information about this service and the GrowWell Telehealth Network, please visit www.hcmc-tn.org or http://www.growwelltn.org/telehealth/.  You can also go online to www.hcmc-tn.org to learn more or call 731-644-8300.

About the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation

The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. The Foundation was established to enhance and improve the health of all citizens of Henry County through philanthropic support of the programs and services of Henry County Medical Center. There is a particular emphasis placed on wellness education, community outreach, scholarships for students pursuing a health care career, and support of health improvement programs that otherwise could not be implemented.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org