Individual Nutrition Counseling
Our outpatient Registered Dietitians assist patients to grow their knowledge about nutrition, wellness and healthy eating. An appointment with a Registered Dietitian consists of a comprehensive nutrition assessment, nutrition education, behavior modification counseling and goal setting. Each goal established is individually tailored to patient’s specific nutritional and medical issues. Our outpatient Registered Dietitians specialize in weight management counseling, diabetes, as well as pediatric and prenatal nutrition.
You can benefit from individualized nutrition counseling if you have any of these conditions:
- Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Obesity (adult and pediatric)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Food allergies
Most insurances cover nutrition counseling for those living with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Call your insurance company to verify your coverage.
The outpatient nutrition services department can be reached directly at 718-206-7056.
How to Make An Appointment
- You will need a referral with an ICD-9 Diagnosis Code and your physicians signature.
- If this is your first time at a Medisys clinic, please bring a copy of recent medications and bloodwork
- Confirm with your health insurance provider coverage of nutrition services.
The Nutrition Department offers outpatient services at our Ambulatory Care Center as well as many of our MediSys Family Care Centers, located throughout the communities we serve. To make an appointment, please call the location most convenient for you.
Jamaica Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway – C Building Entrance
Jamaica, New York 11418
MediSys – East New York
3080 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208
MediSys – Ozone Park (Clocktower)
91-20 Atlantic Avenue,
Ozone Park, NY 11421
MediSys – Richmond Hill
133-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11418
MediSys – St. Albans
111-20 Merrick Blvd. St. Albans, NY 11433
Service hours for all locations:
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Meet the Registered Dietitians
Elena Toumaras, RD, CDN
Elena obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Queens College and completed her Dietetic Internship at LIU Post. She has been working at Jamaica Hospital for 2 years in both inpatient and outpatient. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nutrition and has a great interest in diabetes. She also enjoys teaching group exercise classes to help people achieve overall good health.
Alessandra Pacino, RD, CDN
Alessandra obtained her Bachelor’s degree and completed her Dietetic Internship from C.W. Post Long Island University. She has been working as a Registered Dietitian since 2012. Her experience includes working inpatient for the LIJ Health System as well as for HHC at Kings County Hospital. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree and hopes to help her patients achieve their long term goals and improve their overall health.
Corporate and Community Events
Our Registered Dietitians are available for health fairs, lectures, and lunch and learn programs on nutrition topics of your choice. To request a member of the Nutrition Department attend your organization’s event, please call 718-206-8949.