Medicine Nutrition Support Team
In keeping with the Digestive Health Center of Excellence's ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive care, we offer GI and Nutrition Support services. Dietitians work together with physicians to develop nutrition therapy plans and provide nutrition counseling and education for patients with digestive disorders. The team specializes in the development and delivery of individualized nutrition therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
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Nutrition Support Education
Outpatient Nutrition Clinic
In our outpatient Nutrition Clinic, dietitians work with physicians to provide nutrition therapy and education for patients with conditions including the following:
| ~ enteral tube feeding
||~ ostomy hydration management|
| ~ evaluation for nutrition support
||~ pancreatic insufficiency|
| ~ failure to thrive
||~ pancreatitis with PEG-J or weight loss|
|~ gastroparesis||~ parenteral nutrition management|
|~ gastrectomies||~ radiation enteritis|
| ~ malabsorptive disorders
||~ short bowel syndrome|
| ~ malnutrition from any cause
A physician plus nutrition support specialists provide recommendations for enteral tube feedings and parenteral nutrition for patients with malnutrition, malabsorption, metabolic disorders and critical illness. Patients are evaluated for the source of their malnutrition and assessed for specific nutrient deficiencies. The multidisciplinary team also provides state-of-the-art care to all enteral access for difficult-to-nourish patients who previously required parenteral nutrition.
Team photo (L-R): Stacey McCray, Laura Knotts, Joe Krenitsky, Katie Reese, Carol Parrish, Bethany Blalock