BeHealthy Program

 

BeHealthy Program

The Davis Clinic’s BeHealthy Team provides personalized medical nutrition therapy in preventive, nutritional and functional medicine to individuals, groups, and organizations seeking a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to health and wellness. Nutrition and fitness education and counseling in combination with dietary and behavioral modifications, specialized laboratory testing, nutritional supplementation and medications, are used to address individual needs, including weight loss and weight management.  The BeHealthy Team consists of expert physicians, dietitians, and nurses who have extensive training in weight management and medical nutrition therapy.  Whether in clinical practice, classroom, or workplace, preventing and managing obesity effectively is complex and requires a team approach.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

If you want to maintain a healthy weight, build muscle and lose fat, the best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more. For a personalized plan, tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences, please call The Davis Clinic to schedule an initial medical nutrition therapy (MNT) consultation with the BeHealthy Team registered dietitian (RD). In general, MNT includes a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status and development of a personalized intervention to improve eating habits, lifestyle choices, and health. During your initial consultation, the BeHealthy Team RD will review all of the program options with you and will help you find a realistic, flexible eating style that helps you look and feel your best. For your convenience, consultations can be scheduled either face-to-face at The Davis Clinic, over the telephone, and/or online (e.g. via Skype) at no additional charge. 

Medical Nutrition Therapy: Programs and Services

  • General Nutrition and Fitness Education
    • Eating Clean Lifestyle Support
    • Plant-Based Diet Education and Support
    • Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyle Support
    • Grocery Store Tours
    • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Gradual Weight Loss Program
    • Low Calorie Diet (LCD)
    • Weight loss of 1 – 2 pounds per week
  • Rapid Weight Loss Program
    • Very Low Calorie/Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD)
    • Weight loss of 3 - 5 pounds per week
  • Weight Loss Medications
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Assessment
    • Assessment and evaluation of vitamin and mineral status, hormone levels (e.g. testosterone and thyroid), markers of inflammatory disease (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gluten-intolerance/sensitivity, etc.).
  • Metabolic Assessment with the MedGem®  
  • The MedGem measures your unique Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), or number of calories your body burns to maintain essential functions such as heart rate, brain activity and breathing.
  • This is a true measurement of caloric expenditure and, thus, supplies an objective value from which the BeHealthy Team Dietitian can develop a successful weight management program.
  • Nutrition for Surgical Weight Loss Patients

 Programs and Services: Fee Schedule

  • Initial MNT Consultation: $150 (60-minute)
  • Follow-Up MNT Consultations: $90 (60-minute)
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Assessment: $150 (60-miute)
  • Initial Physician Consultation: $150 (30-minute)
  • Follow-Up Physician Consultation: $100 (15-minute)
  • MedGem Metabolic Assessment: $150 (60-minute) 

 

Ready to Get Started?

If you are interested in any of our BeHealthy Programs and/or services, please contact The Davis Clinic at 713-464-6000 and request an initial MNT consultation with the BeHealthy Team registered dietitian (RD).

Organizations and Healthcare Providers

Interested in offering our BeHealthy Program to your employees, members, or patients? Please contact Jamie Carr at Jamie.Carr@TheDavisClinic.com or 713-464-6000 for more information.

Confirmation and Cancellation of Appointments

Due to the overwhelming requests for consultations, there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Your appointment must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled consultation or you may be charged a cancellation fee. You may cancel your appointment by calling the office. If calling after hours, please leave a message.

Laboratory Testing

Lab tests are performed “fasting;” which, means nothing to eat or drink except water 8 hours before your laboratory assessment. For your convenience, we have an onsite laboratory center through Memorial Hermann; however, you are welcome to take the order to any laboratory center of your choice. If you have recently had your labs assessed by your primary care provider (PCP), please have the results and any other personal health information faxed to The Davis Clinic prior to your initial consultation with the BeHealthy Team Dietitian. Medical records can only be released with your authorization. 

Medical Records  

Medical records can only be released with your authorization. You are responsible for obtaining previous medical records from other physicians or health care providers.

Please Note: If you have recently had your labs assessed by your primary care physician, please have the results and any other personal health information faxed to The Davis Clinic prior to your initial consultation with the BeHealthy Team Dietitian. Medical records can only be released with your authorization. For your convenience, the Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information form is included within this packet. 

Medical records should be faxed or emailed to:

The Davis Clinic

Attention: Dana McDonald, RD, CNSC, LD

Dana.Mcdonald@TheDavisClinic.com

Fax: 713-464-6002

Laboratory Testing Fees/Billing

Laboratory and diagnostic fees are not included in The Davis Clinic BeHealthy Program fees.

The Davis Clinic does not collect or bill for laboratory fees. If you have a question regarding your laboratory bill, please contact Memorial Hermann Diagnostic Lab. Memorial Hermann Diagnostic Lab accepts most third party insurance providers; however, it is your responsibility to verify laboratory coverage benefits prior to your initial consultation with The Davis Clinic.

 

Meal Replacement Products and Supplements

Meal replacement products and/or dietary supplements are not included in The Davis Clinic BeHealthy Program fees. Participants interested in enrolling in the Rapid Weight Loss Program should anticipate the purchase of meal replacement product and dietary supplements for at least 2 weeks.

 

Payment Options

Payment is due before or on the day of the consultation. Our office accepts cash, money orders or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) for services rendered. Due to limited insurance coverage and a lengthy approval process, we do not accept insurance assignment for our BeHealthy Programs. Instead, we have created a flat rate that offers a significant discount from regular charges on individual services. 

All Prices Are Subject to Change Without Prior Notice

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