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 The St. Claire Regional Medical Center Clinical Nutrition Services Department is staffed with registered dietitians (RD) dedicated to providing sound nutritional advice and counseling.  A registered dietitian (RD) is the recognized expert who can provide medical nutrition therapy in health care facilities, and who can teach you about diet and nutrition.  An RD must also be licensed (LD) in the state of Kentucky.  Look for these credentials when you seek advice on nutrition.

What you eat is a very important part of preventing and treating medical illnesses, as well as helping maintain overall good health.  Good nutrition can help reduce the total cost of medical care and help speed recovery.  It is our goal to provide the people in our communities with nutrition knowledge and skills that will promote health and reduce the incidence and severity of preventable diseases.

Our registered dietitians (RD) provide counseling on all types of modified diets that your doctor may prescribe. These include diets for medical conditions such as:

  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Digestive disorders (Celiac, gallbladder, diverticulosis, etc.)
  • Food allergies
  • Swallowing issues
  • Cancer
  • Tube feedings

Nutrition Inpatient Services

During your inpatient stay at SCR, our clinical dietitians assess and monitor your nutritional status.  Your dietitian will recommend any modified diet, nutritional supplements, tube feeding, or other nutritional support you might need.  If you need information about your modified diet, your dietitian is available to provide education and materials.

For more information about nutrition and the role of the registered dietitian (RD), see The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.