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Conditions: Pediatric hypertension and kidney stones
Locations: Children's Specialty Care Center Erie and Children's Specialty Care Center Hermitage
How to schedule: Tele-Nutrition consults are available through the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. You must be referred by your Pediatric Nephrologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Clinical Dietitian: Jessica Lieb, RD, LDN
Nutrition and weight management are critical to managing conditions such as pediatric hypertension and kidney stones. To help patients and their families meet important diet and exercise goals, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers remote counseling via telemedicine, as prescribed by your child's pediatric nephrologist.
This service is available at Children's Specialty Care Centers in Erie and Hermitage. The hospital's state-of-the-art telemedicine technology makes counseling accessible, convenient and effective. Our Clinical Dietitian holds video consultations with patients and their families to discuss diet history; create an individualized, realistic diet and exercise plan, and monitor progress on a monthly basis.
Our individual plans are based on nationally recognized diets such as the DASH diet, the TLC diet, the Mediterranean diet, and recommendations from the USDA's Choose My Plate guidelines. These proven diet regimens have been adapted by our Clinical Dietitian to child and adolescent demographics.
The telemedicine format provides personal, face-to-face communication, important to maintaining motivation and understanding. Its availability at campuses throughout western Pennsylvania makes it accessible to families in areas where nutrition counseling may not be readily available.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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