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As an individual, you have unique nutritional needs. At Mount Auburn Hospital, our dietitians provide nutrition therapy for patients, those referred for outpatient nutrition counseling, and for patients of Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home. Registered dietitians can provide you with information to help you understand and determine your individual nutrition requirements to ensure optimal health.

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What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians have a degree from an accredited institution, completed an internship, and passed a registration exam.

In-Patient Services

Registered dietitians provide the highest quality of care for patients at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dietitians work closely with physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals to ensure patients are meeting their nutritional needs.

Out-Patient Services: The Nutrition Clinic at Mount Auburn Hospital

Do you have health concerns that can be improved with a better diet? As an outpatient, you’ll have access to referrals to Mount Auburn's Nutrition Counseling Service dietitian. Outpatient nutritional counseling is scheduled through a referral from your primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or OB/GYN or by calling 617-499-5189.

Areas of Specialty

  • Weight Control
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease: High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Congenital Heart Failure
  • Gastrointestinal Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Oncology: Weight Loss, Taste Changes, Nutrition for Cancer Survivors

Scheduling Your Appointment

Counseling is available with flexible hours designed to meet your needs. To schedule an appointment please call: 617-499-5189

Your First Appointment

Your first visit with Mount Auburn Hospital’s outpatient dietitian will include a comprehensive nutritional assessment and is typically 1-hour long. Any follow up appointments will be 30 minutes long.

Insurance Information

Most insurances require a referral from a primary care physician to receive outpatient nutrition services. Any questions on insurance coverage can be answered when you call to make an appointment.

Meet Our Dietitians

Emily Lotterhand, MBA, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Manager, Dietetic Internship Director
Robin Goldstein, MA, RD, LDN
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Services, Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home Dietitian
Rachel Caine, MS, RD, LDN
Oncology Dietitian
Jane Chuanchi Lin, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
In-Patient Clinical Dietitian
Caroline Loveland, RD, LDN
In-Patient Clinical Dietitian
Kayla Dankese, RD, LDN
In-Patient Clinical Dietitian
Megan Leighton, RD, LDN
In-Patient Clinical Dietitian
Connor Hogan, RD, LDN
In-Patient Clinical Dietitian

Online Resources

American Diabetes Association Nutrition Information
American Heart Association Nutrition Information Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietary Guidelines for Americans
MyPlate for Older Adults
National Kidney Foundation Nutrition Information
Nutrition During Pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
The DASH Diet

Dietetic Internship

Mount Auburn Hospital offers a 46-week dietetic internship that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
For more information on our dietetic internship, check out our page in the medical education section.

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