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Kevin Thomas

Registered Dietitian at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital-Sodexo

    Biography

    Kevin Thomas has been employed full-time for the last eight years as a Registered Dietitian working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio, and Frankfort, Michigan.  Motivated towards the continued success of his patients, Kevin currently handles all long-term care nutritional management, dialysis related nutritional assessments, diabetes nutritional therapy, and community nutrition classes. 

    Kevin began his career in dietetics working within the field of surgical weight loss with a multidisciplinary team that included Bariatric Surgeons, Behavior Health Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Bariatric Nurses, and Dietitians. Surrounded by a clinical team that fostered healthy lifestyle change, Kevin gained invaluable experience in behavioral techniques aimed at producing healthy weight loss. Kevin has also worked in the field of non-surgical weight management and has counseled hundreds of patients on the importance of healthy lifestyle change with nutrition being the centerpiece of such change.

    In addition, Kevin has worked with a wide array of patients, from inner city to rural, and has provided nutritional care in the fields of diabetes, gestational diabetes, sports nutrition, cardiovascular nutrition, and intestinal bowel disease. Kevin is an active participant with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management in May of 2010.

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    Kevin Thomas, Registered Dietitian

    851 Fitzhugh Drive, Traverse City, Michigan, (231) 463-0026, kevinthomas13@yahoo.com

     

    Career Objective

    Seeking full-time employment as a Registered Dietitian utilizing my knowledge and experience in weight management, diabetes care, kidney disease, and long-term care.

     

    Work Experience

    Registered Dietitian

    September 2014-Present

    Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, Michigan                     

    • Provided individual and group diabetes nutrition therapy
    • Responsible for nutritional screening and management of long-term care/skilled care unit
    • Delivered individual nutrition therapy to the patients at Betsy Hosick Dialysis Unit

     

    Registered Dietitian                                                       

    September 2013-September 2014

    Center for Bariatric Surgery, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

    • Implemented and created patient manual for all in-coming surgical weight loss patients
    • Facilitated and managed the set-up, design, and carrying out of monthly support groups with over 75+ patients
    • Created the “Next Stop Surgery!” preparatory nutrition class
    • Assisted in all nutrition matters regarding pre-operative and post-operative care

     

    Registered Dietitian                                                                  

    August 2009-September 2013

    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) of Lancaster/Bariatric Physician Specialists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    • Earned Employee of the Month from parent hospital (The Heart of Lancaster) for June 2012
    • Expanded patient services to include the design and implementation of Meal Replacement and Ketogenic medical weight loss plans
    • Analyzed all pre and post-operative blood work using appropriate medical protocols
    • Counseled over 400 pre-op and post-op surgical weight loss patients
    • Assisted with the development of a successful start-up Bariatric program
    • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team (surgeon, psychologist, exercise physiologist, and dietitians) to monitor nutritional interventions and healthy lifestyle change
    • Pioneered the development and teaching of a three course lecture series designed to help educate and improve patient’s lifestyles and post-operative success following weight loss surgery
    • Earned Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management in Mobile, Alabama

     

    Dietetics Internship Program                                                        

    September 2008-July 2009

    The Christ Hospital, Dietetic Internship Program, Cincinnati, Ohio  

    • Successful completion of generalist program with specific focus on bariatrics and weight loss
    • Relevant Coursework: Clinical (19 weeks) and Community (9 weeks), and electives (3 weeks)

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Nutrition                                                            

    August 2004-May 2008

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

    • Major: Nutrition
    • Graduated Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Provided independent financial support with part-time work, grants, and the Montgomery G.I. Bill

     

    Other experience

    United States Air Force-Security Forces                                     

    July 1999-September 2003

    F.E.Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

    • Earned 'Airman Below the Zone' promotion; awarded to less than 7% of all airmen
    • Earned promotion to Staff Sergeant rank before honorable discharge

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