Who am I? I’m a Registered Dietitian, UBC alumni, and Vancouverite trying to discover the world and my new niches of practice. I am currently a Clinical Dietitian in Thoracic/General Surgery and GI disorders on the Surgical Units at Surrey Memorial Hospital. I recently worked at the Heart Function Clinic and General Practitioner Clinics in Abbotsford as part of the “Dietitians in GP Clinic” pilot project. I also have experience in other areas of practice including General Medicine, Oncology, Residential Care, Pediatrics and with itty bitty humans at the Neonatal ICU. I love collaborating with clients/patients of all personalities/concerns and being challenged with unique medical conditions and nutrition questions.
(Oh hey, that’s me!)
Why the change from acute care to private practice? Although I love the team in acute care and working so closely with my patients, I also felt like I was losing touch with food. I became focused in my nutrition support bubble working with tube feeds and IV nutrition that I started to forget about why I became a dietitian – to get people to have a healthy and positive relationship with food. So, I decided to try a new area of practice working in the community (including various Family Physician clinics) and realized that I started to love my job even more!
(Doesn’t that look nomalicious?!)
What gets my juices flowing? Being in the kitchen coming up with delicious (and nutritious) new recipes and messing around with my camera to take foodie photos. I tend to spend my vacations abroad, learning about all the delicious cultures that exist outside of my North American surroundings.. and posting too many travel photos on my blog! I am now also taking clients within my independent private practice after discovering my new love for providing nutrition education and support for patients and clients in the community. Prevention of diseases/conditions is as important as treating them and going back to real food is always important for dietitians working in all areas of practice!
Want to learn more about me? There’s even more on Linkedin!