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Nutrition Counseling


Improve your eating habits to help prevent or treat disease – gaining more control over your own health.

Nutrition counseling at Ballad Health guides you, based on your own lifestyle, in what, when and how to eat for your specific health condition.

This ongoing service is one of the simplest ways to help improve your food choices and your health.

Conditions we treat

Ask a doctor about nutrition counseling if you or your child has:

Nutrition counseling can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy. This service is also beneficial if you’re preparing for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.

Meet with a nutritionist or dietitian

You'll meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian nutritionist to talk about your medical history, eating habits, lifestyle, goals, and food preferences.

Depending on your needs, you might learn how to:

  • Cook tasty, healthy food that’s easy to eat
  • Make healthy choices at a grocery store or restaurant
  • Plan meals that include the nutrients you need
  • Read food labels
  • Snack wisely

Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy Clinics

Ballad Health Outpatient MNT clinics provide nutritional therapy for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Routine wellness
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Weight management
  • Digestive issues
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Malnutrition


  • Johnson City Medical Center (Adult and pediatric nutrition therapy)
    400 N State of Franklin Rd
    Johnson City, TN 37604
    Adult nutrition hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Pediatric nutrition hours – Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Greeneville Community Hospital
    1420 Tusculum Blvd
    Greeneville, TN 37745
    Hours – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hawkins County Memorial Hospital
    851 Locust St
    Rogersville, TN 37857
    Hours – Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sycamore Shoals Hospital
    1501 W Elk Ave
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Hours – Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


  • Norton Community Hospital
    100 15th St NW
    Norton, VA 24273
    Hours – Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Russell County Hospital
    58 Carroll St
    Lebanon, VA 24266
    Hours – Fridays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Smyth County Community Hospital
    245 Medical Park Dr
    Marion, VA 24354
    Hours – Mondays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Wednesday through Thursdays 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays at 11 a.m.

Scheduling an appointment

Schedule an appointment at one of our MNT clinics by calling our centralized scheduling office at 1-800-659-6762.

If your doctor would like to refer you to a Ballad Health MNT clinic, please have them print our referral form and fax it to (423) 431-1886.

Referring a patient using Epic

Providers with access to Epic scheduling can refer a patient through Epic. For more information, download our Epic scheduling tip sheet.

Other resources for patients

Enjoy a healthy lifestyle

Make nutrition counseling part of a healthy lifestyle plan. Take advantage of a wide range of Ballad Health classes and programs throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia as well as healthy living resources for your whole family.

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.


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