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Meet The Dietitian

Courtney Markey, M.S, R.D.N

What is the different between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

Anyone can claim to be a nutritionist. A Registered Dietitian has met national standards and has completed at least a Bachelor Degree. To become a Registered Dietitian, one must go through a specialized training program, an internship, and pass a registration exam.

Registered Dietitian’s can become specialized in different field such as kidney health, diabetes management, sports nutrition, and more. A Registered dietitian will review your health history, medications and eating habits to develop a specialized plan for each individual. Finding information on the internet and diet books can become confusing and frustrating. All plans and nutrition information from a Registered dietitian will be research and evidence based. Food intolerances, disease management, and label reading are all things a Registered Dietitian can help you with.

Courtney Markey MS, RDN, has been practicing Bariatric Nutrition since 2014. Before that time, she was earning her Bachelor and Master’s degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Courtney focuses on making small changes in the diet at each visit to get the patient to goal weight, keeping in mind food preferences. Courtney moderates Eisenhower’s monthly weight loss surgery support groups that are held the second Monday every month from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on the Eisenhower Hospital Campus.