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Courtney Driscoll, RD, LDN, MMHC

Courtney Driscoll joined Live Nutrition in the summer of 2006.   Courtney has had a lifelong passion for helping others achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise. Courtney is a native Cape Codder and a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford, CT where she was a Dean’s List student and an award winning swimmer. Courtney is currently the President of the Cape & Islands Dietetic Association.

As the Inpatient Clinical Dietitian at Falmouth Hospital, Courtney has extensive experience treating a variety of medical conditions using Medical Nutrition Therapy.   Her clinical expertise and her passion for helping individuals and families eat better makes Courtney a natural to work with patients/clients of all levels of dietary and nutrition needs.   Courtney is a competent professional and compassionate when working with her clients to reach their weight loss, health and nutrition goals.   Courtney works diligently to build a partnership with her individual clients as well as families and to translate the latest food and nutrition research into practical advice to suit their lifestyle.   She enjoys the challenge of getting to know her clients individually and to be able to motivate them to find the methods that will work best for them.

Growing up with a father who is a chef, Courtney has always been surrounded by food and understands the challenge it can bring to our daily lives. After swimming competitively for 11 years, Courtney also knows, first hand, the importance of regular exercise along with a healthy diet in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.   She now enjoys going to the gym and, when the weather allows, enjoys many outdoor activities including rollerblading, biking, working in her yard and walking her German Shepard on the beach.

EDUCATION:

Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, Bachelor of Science Degree, Nutrition,    May 2003

Saint Joseph College Dietetic Internship, 9/2001-5/2003

Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA, Masters in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management, May 2010

EXPERIENCE:

Live Nutrition, Inc. – June 2006 – present

Nutritional Counselor; Medical Nutrition Therapy

Private one-on-one nutrition counseling for men,women, children and families in all age groups.

Focusing on Weight Management, Cardiac issues, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal issues, post surgical, enteral feeding and more.

Home visits for clients unable to travel to the office.

Health fair, education and community presentations.

Falmouth Hospital – June 2003 – present

Inpatient Clinical Dietitian

Responsible for nutritional care for all inpatients, including critical care, nutrition support and pediatrics for 90 bed acute care hospital.

Complete daily nutritional assessments for all inpatients. Implement nutrition interventions and care.

Provide diet education to patients and families.

Act as the primary nutrition expert on the hospital interdisciplinary team.

Work closely with patients, Case Management and home care companies for patients returning home with specialized diets and medical needs, including nutrition support.

Implemented the Nutrition Care Process into current documentation.

Participate in transition to a new system-wide clinical documentation computer system.

Developed and presented community education programs, including radio/newspaper spots.

Clinical nutrition liaison for hospital nursing, physician and administrative staff.

Act as resource for diet office and food service staff and all hospital employees.

Participate in Wound Care Team, ICU committee, Pharmacy committee and Customer Service Team.

Develop and revise diet education materials.

Act as a preceptor for nutrition students and interns.

FitzVogt & Associates LTDOctober 2008 – Present

Consultant Dietitian for assisted living facilities

  • Biannual chart reviews in compliance with state regulations.
  • Nutrition related in-service for both residents and staff.
  • Food Service audits in compliance with company standards.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Dietetic Association

Massachusetts Dietetic Association

Cape and Islands Dietetic Association, President 2010-2011

State of Massachusetts – Licensed Nutritionist/Dietitian