What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
Registered Dietitians are nutrition experts that are registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed by the state. This requires a four year degree in nutrition, and completion of an accredited internship program. Many RDs also obtain advanced degrees in nutrition or related fields. RDs must then pass a registration exam and complete continuing education to maintain their registration.
What can a Registered Dietitian (RD) do for you?
Registered Dietitians counsel patients on healthy eating habits. RDs can help patients manage conditions by developing an individualized eating plan. During a visit the RD will obtain a diet history, assess current nutrition status, and determine nutritional needs. The patient will receive diet education and personalized recommendations.
What common health conditions are affected by nutrition?
Type I and II Diabetes
Meet the Dietitians
Emily Morris MS, RD, CSG, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian located at the MatureWell Lifestyle Center. She holds a certification in geriatric nutrition. Emily can see patients for disease-specific counseling with a doctor’s referral or for general healthy eating consults without a doctor’s referral. Call (979) 731-6126 for more information. In addition to this, Emily works at the Cancer Center providing nutrition care to outpatient oncology patients.
Kaye Fitz MPH, RD, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health. Kaye works with the CHI St. Joseph Hospital outpatient program. She sees patients who have been referred by their physician for disease-specific nutrition counseling. Kaye also teaches the Cardiac Rehab Nutrition Classes, conducts supermarket tours for the Making Moves with Diabetes program, and enjoys public speaking engagements in the community to promote CHI St Joseph Hospital. Call (979) 731-6053 for more information.
Michelle Dohrman RD, LD, CNSC is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian located in the Medical Office Building next to CHI St. Joseph Regional Health Center. She sees outpatients having bariatric surgery through the Surgical Weight Loss Program who have been referred from their surgeon or primary care doctor after making the decision to have weight loss surgery. She helps prepare them to be successful in their weight loss journey with one-on-one consults, nutrition education classes, support groups, and more. Michelle also helps teach the diabetes education classes for the Making Moves with Diabetes program to help those with diabetes have better blood sugar control and a healthier life. Call (979) 731-6052 for more information.