Dietitian and Nutrition Information

Our registered dietitians are committed to providing exceptional patient centered care using evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to meet the diverse needs of our patients. 

Our dietitians work together with SMCH health care professionals to provide nutrition care in a variety of settings, including consulting at area long term care facilities.

Outpatient Services

Medical nutrition therapy is provided by our registered dietitian to help improve your health. Patients under the care of a physician can be referred to a dietitian for nutrition counseling. Once the dietitian receives the referral, you will be contacted to set up appointment time for a nutrition consultation.

Conditions that Medical Nutrition Therapy may address include:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes or diabetes prevention
  • Decrease in appetite / unintentional weight loss
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions

General Nutrition Information

In addition to medical nutrition therapy listed above, our dietitians provide education on general nutrition topics to help you with an overall healthier lifestyle with nutrition and food.

General nutrition topics may include:

  • Meal planning
  • Portion control
  • Nutrient dense snacks
  • Reading labels

Inpatient Services

Good nutrition is a key component of recovering from surgery or illness. Our registered dietitians and support team works with acute care patients found to be at nutritional risk. All skilled patients are assessed by the dietitian in a timely fashion. Care is coordinated with the health care team and regular follow up visits are conducted to monitor patient progress.

 

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Casey Wetter, RD

Dietitian and Nutrition Services Director

1301 W. Main Street, Lake City, IA 51449
Phone: (712) 464-4182
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Maurine Thieszen, RD

Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

1301 W. Main Street, Lake City, IA 51449
Phone: (712) 464-4249
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