– Teladoc Health expands its services into the nutrition industry with the launch of Teladoc Nutrition, a personalized nutrition counseling combined with specialized care from a registered dietitian
– With Teladoc Health’s Nutrition service, members will work directly with registered dieticians to personalized nutrition content and deliverables such as a custom meal plan, shopping guides, etc. over video or phone to help members achieve their nutritional goals.
Teladoc Health, Inc., today announced the continued expansion of its clinical services with the addition of Teladoc Nutrition, personalized nutrition counseling combined with specialized care from a registered dietitian. Providing virtual access to nutrition services as part of the Teladoc Health comprehensive continuum of care will further optimize long-term health outcomes and ultimately reduce overall medical costs, particularly for those individuals with existing chronic and complicated health conditions.
How Teladoc Nutrition Works
With Teladoc Health’s Nutrition service, members who request the nutrition service or are referred by a care provider will work directly with a nationwide network of specialized registered dietitians (RDs) credentialed to accept insurance. RDs will work with members to develop personalized nutrition content and deliverables such as a custom meal plan and shopping guides over video or phone to help members achieve their nutritional goals based on the latest, science-based guidelines consistent with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Telenutrition Services Market Drivers
Such services regularly help improve patients’ overall health and reduce long term health costs, as widely documented by reports including one by The Lewin Group that found that the U.S. Department of Defense saved $3.1 million in the first year of a nutrition therapy program utilizing registered dietitians counseling 636,222 patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and renal disease.
“Adding Teladoc Nutrition is the latest expansion of our clinical services, enabling members to benefit from a holistic approach to care, delivered virtually, in their time of need,” said Daniel Trencher, senior vice president of product and strategy, Teladoc Health. “An abundance of data shows the value of a tailored nutrition plan to improving outcomes for chronic and acute health conditions, and we’ve heard overwhelmingly from clients the benefits they see in this new service.”
Currently available for sale, Teladoc Nutrition provides convenient virtual nutrition counseling sessions that can be initiated and scheduled through Teladoc.com or the Teladoc app, and can be conducted by phone or video.
The Teladoc Nutrition program delivers members added value in their healthcare journey with its ease of access and unprecedented nutrition deliverables. In addition to the opportunity to ask RDs questions regarding diet and nutrition for a specific condition, members get curated content including a personalized nutrition guide, meal planning, and more, empowering them with science-based nutritional guidance that is designed for their unique health needs,” explained Jackie Elnahar RD, an expert in the field of nutrition who joined Teladoc Health to help develop Teladoc Nutrition.