Amy Roethler, RDN, LD
Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Science, minor in Psychology, University of Northern Iowa
Licensure: Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian
Amy Roethler came to PrairieCare in 2020, with nearly 20 years of experience providing medical nutrition therapy to patients across the lifespan. treating an assortment of patients with nutritional and dietary needs. After graduating from University of Northern Iowa with a degree in nutrition and dietetics and completing a dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic, Amy worked for 19 years at Mayo Clinic, 14 years of which were in the inpatient eating disorder program. Starting out serving patients of all ages, Amy transitioned to seeing only pediatric patients, working in the Generose building at Saintt. Marys Hospital as well as with the pediatric ICU, pediatric floor, and neonatal ICU. These experiences, along with her psychology education in college, led Amy to continue to narrow her focus on helping patients with nutrition related to mental health.
Amy in some ways breaks the mold of a traditional dietitian in that she isn’t necessarily helping people to lose weight, but helping them to find good ways to gain weight in a healthy manner, or manage their eating disorder. Amy’s primary area of practice while helping patients with eating disorders has been utilizing Family Based Therapy. This family approach gives Amy enjoyment in her work, working with the kids and their families together, as there is a great sense of unity towards achieving a common goal of bringing the patient back to health. She also individualizes the plan to each patient, serving as a Jack-of-all-trades by utilizing different approaches depending on the patient’s need.
In her free time, Amy spends time with her husband and two kids, staying busy with sports, and staying active through fishing, boating, golfing and being outdoors.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
General Pediatric Nutrition