Want to lose weight? You can be... Facts our patients YOUR GUIDE TO should know… SUCCESSFULLY Irene Rapp is a native of Walla Walla, Wash- ington. She earned her under- SLIM! graduate degree from Wash- ington State University and a This 12-week program, Masters of Science in Health Education from Whitworth designed by our Registered College in Spokane. Dietitian Irene Rapp, is offered Healthy Eating & She is a Registered/ Certified Dietitian with the three times annually through Nutrition Therapy Lincoln Hospital. The program American Dietetic Associa- with Irene Rapp, tion and is certified in Washington State to pro- includes… vide Medical Nutrition Therapy. With over 30 Registered Dietitian years in the profession, Irene has the experience • Weekly local meetings led by Registered Dietitian to identify and treat nutritional concerns on a • Support & encouragement confidential, personal level. She has also written her own cookbook “Healthy Cooking on the • Individualized eating plans Run” and developed her own weight loss pro- gram, “Successfully Slim” which is offered here • Accountability in Davenport. For information, call 725- • Recipes & creative meal planning 7101and leave message. • Exercise ideas & Body Mass Index (BMI) tracker Insurance– Most insurances cover nutritional • Portion Control services if referred by a physician. Irene suggests calling your insurance provider in • Tools to help you with your daily weight loss goals advance of an appointment for accurate • Affordable — call for pricing! coverage information. She is also a Medicare and Medicaid approved provider. For information, call Lincoln Hospital at Making an Appointment — To schedule, call (509) 725-7101 ext. 139 or log on to Lincoln Hospital. Allow one full hour for your www.lincolnhospital.org. initial visit and arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment to allow time for registration. Without Insurance — Private pay is always honored and can be done without a physician referral. Those without insurance are urged to talk with us ahead of time about payment Neighbors For Life arrangements. We will be happy to set up a payment plan. For more information about Irene or her services log on to www.lincolnhospital.org and click on Services then Dietary Services. (509) 725-7101 Specialized Medical Nutrition Therapy focused on the individual It is all about you! Weight loss solutions Need a prescription plan for your eating habits? Feel like your weight is getting out of Take control of your nutrition to control? The solution look good and feel better. At your is habits, not diets. At Lincoln Hospital, we’re proud to session, Irene takes the time to do Irene understands offer professional, comprehensive nutri- a complete diet history and food the struggles of intake assessment before helping controlling weight tional care and weight loss solutions. you set goals and develop strate- and helps each Registered Dietitian Irene Rapp not only gies for your personal nutrition patient form a personalized nutrition plan to oversees nutrition for our Acute and Long needs. wage war against the waistline. Term Care patients, but offers Her confidential services include calorie You will leave your session with intake, behavior modification, dining out, individual nutritional counseling to help professional education materials cooking tips and shopping strategies. She also manage chronic disease or improve health and specific recommendations for management of has several tips for dealing with or avoiding through weight management and healthy your particular condition or disease. Irene can temptations and maintaining your goal eating. provide recipes, menus, cooking tips and smart weight. Ask about her “Successfully Slim” Our services include… shopping advice. weight loss program offered locally. • Individualized dietary consultation • Diabetic Counseling Controlling your Diabetes Improving heart health • Weight Management Counseling Battling with diabetes? The key to controlling your Do you know your cholesterol levels? • Meal planning for disease management blood sugars is personalized Do you take nutrition therapy. Learn to medication to lower • Diet therapy for cholesterol control and modify your eating habits to your cholesterol? heart health successfully avoid complications Cardiovascular • Specialized nutrition for women disease plagues an including anti-aging strategies of this debilitating disease. ever-increasing • Sports Nutrition to enhance Irene focuses on managing number of Americans. performance carbohydrate intake, portion You can successfully lower your risk • Successfully Slim Health & Weight Loss control and incorporating of heart disease and stroke through diet program nutrient rich and high fiber foods modification. Irene takes a comprehensive in your diet. Meal and menu planning is a major diet history which guides the nutrition Most insurances cover focus of diabetic counseling. prescription. This includes recommending the nutritional counseling with a For those needing more comprehensive type of fat and amounts, dining out, recipe understanding of insulin as it relates to diet, Irene modification, cooking tips, alternate product physician’s referral. discusses dosing, type and timing of insulin. selection and shopping guides.