Outpatient Cardiovascular Nutrition

Dietitian Services Available in the Following Locations: 

* Appointments are available on both an individual basis and as part of a team multi-
   disciplinary clinic


Outpatient Cardiovascular Nutritionists:

Mary Lou Perry,  MS, RD, CDE 

BS in Dietetics, Radford College  

MS in Public Health Nutrition, Virginia Tech                                                   

Other Credentials:
Certified Diabetes Educator 

Professional Memberships:
American Dietetic Association
Virginia Dietetic Association
Diabetes Care Practice Group
American Diabetes Association
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Preventative Cardiology Nurses Organization
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators - Item Construction committee

Professional Areas of Interest:
Different Meal planning approaches in Diabetes Care
Collaborative Team approaches in diabetes and cardiovascular management
Using Motivational interviewing to promote behavioral change talk
New medicines in management of diabetes
Using Videotaping as  a way to improve practice behaviors for clinicians
Mutli-skilling for dietetics practitioners
Cardiovascular disease prevention
Use of Stanols in lipid lowering
Advanced Scope of Practice for diabetes dietitians


Katherine Basbaum, MS, RD

University of California, San Diego 

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University.

University of Virginia Health System                                                   

Professional Memberships:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition

Professional Areas of Interest:
Cardiovascular Nutrition, Diabetes Education, Weight Management.