88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
The nutrition services department plays a critical role in the health and well-being of patients. Nutritionists visit with patients, plan their diets and follow up to make sure plans are being followed. They are dedicated to promoting healthy eating habits, which is why they offer a nutritious menu to patients, visitors and staff on a daily basis.
The foods you eat can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Outpatient nutrition services at Morton Hospital can help you choose healthy foods for your self and your family. We work closely with your physician and other health care providers to develop a personalized nutrition care plan for you.
Rachel Pelisson MS, RD, CSP, CNSC, LDN, Clinical Nutrition
Rachel Pelisson received her bachelor's degree in dietetics from the University of Connecticut. She then obtained her master's degree in nutrition from New York University. Pelisson's past experience includes working in pediatric and bariatric nutrition in the greater Philadelphia area.
Melissa Doughtie, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian
Melissa Doughtie received her bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition at Framingham State College. Prior to working at Morton Hospital, Doughtie worked at Carney Hospital as a patient services manager and clinical dietitian. She is enthusiastic about educating and motivating clients, and enjoys helping them reach their goals that result from healthy lifestyle changes.
Our team has expertise in all aspects of nutrition, including:
All patients must have a physician referral and insurance referral before booking appointments. Referrals must be faxed to the nutrition department prior to appointment. Appointments are booked through central outpatient scheduling at 508-828-7690. Patients should call their insurance providers to learn about their benefits and what services their insurance will cover.
88 Washington Street, Taunton
Ground Floor - Across from Chapel
Outpatient Counseling Hours
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Note: All patients must have a physician referral and insurance referral before booking appointments.
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