For immediate release – Jan. 21, 2016
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology welcomes registered dietitian nutritionists
Appleton, Wis. – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology has added two registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to its complement of healthcare services.
In their roles as RDNs, Carrie Baum, RDN, CD, and Nikki L. Ott MS, RDN, CD, will provide medical nutrition therapy to improve patients’ tolerance of treatment throughout the continuum of cancer care. This includes maximizing quality of life by assisting in setting individualized nutrition and lifestyle goals for improving or maintaining strength, energy and functional status. They will also assist with managing treatment-related side effects to prevent nutrient deficiencies and enhance immune function by decreasing risk of infection and assist in the management of tube feeding and total parenteral nutrition for patients who require nutrition support.
Baum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and has been a dietician for 10 years with clinical experience in inpatient/outpatient oncology, critical care, nutrition support management and homecare.
Ott earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and has 14 years of inpatient/outpatient experience in the areas of oncology, nephrology and critical care with expertise in managing nutrition support. Both Baum and Ott are members of the American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (WISPEN) and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).
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Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology provides the most advanced cancer care in northeast Wisconsin. With 21 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. For more than 25 years, Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology has been THE provider of cancer care in northeast Wisconsin. Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology was recently named the best cancer treatment center in the 2015 Best of the Valley guide.