• Connect With Us
Weight Management Medicine and Surgery

Nutrition & Weight Management Medicine

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is the qualified healthcare professional who translates nutrition recommendations into practical food choices that are right for you. An RD has the education and experience to design a healthy eating plan for your individual needs.

The Nutrition Consultation Center offers medical nutrition therapy for a variety of diet-related concerns. An Registered Dietitian will provide nutrition counseling for:

  • Pregnancy
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Sports nutrition
  • Vegetarianism
  • Other nutrition-related concerns

Your initial visit may include:

  • Medical, Weight & Diet History
  • Review of laboratory data & medication
  • Assessment of nutritional needs
  • Individualized eating plan, including rationale for dietary modifications
  • A nutrition summary report will be sent to your physician

A physician's prescription or referral is preferred. Payment is due at the time of service. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if pre-authorization is necessary or reimbursement is available.

The Hospital also has physicians on staff that practice Medical Nutrition and Weight Management medicine. Alan Terlinsky, MD and Domenica Rubino, MD are two of those physicians and can be found in our physician directory.

For patients who have failed medical weight loss, surgery may be an option. The Hospital offers weight loss surgery as part of a comprehensive program directed by bariatric surgeon Dr. J. R. Salameh.

  • Find a Doctor
  • The Nutrition Consultation Center is open from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm on weekdays. To schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian, please call 703.558.6811.
  • Nutritional Services & Metabolic Testing
    Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain, better control of your blood sugars, or lowering your cholesterol, our Registered Dietitian at Surgical Associates can help. To schedule an appointment with Jenna Christina, please call 703.717.4253.
  • The Washington Center for Weight Management and Research, Inc.'s non-surgical approach to healthy weight loss includes addressing weight/eating issues from medical, nutritional, psychological, behavioral and activity level perspectives.

1701 N. George Mason Drive | Arlington, VA 22205-3698 | tel 703.558.5000
© 2014 Virginia Hospital Center All rights reserved