ANN THOLEN, RD, LD
ANN IS ABLE TO SEE PATIENTS AT OUR KATY OFFICE, MEDICAL CENTER OFFICE, AND BY VIRTUAL VISITS
Ann is a Registered Dietitian with nearly twenty years of experience in both outpatient and clinical setting (St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston Medical Center) to private practice with a proven track record of counseling individuals and groups with successful outcomes. She is a self starter, as witnessed by seeing a need for an outpatient education center in our local community hospital and starting one from the ground up. Most important was the success of this program that reached full capacity in a short time, with high physician approval and phenomenal feedback from patients alike.
Skilled in developing a motivating and very personal rapport with patients enabling patient success with regards to their individual nutrition and health goals. She is able to work as an integral part of the entire healthcare team to devise workable nutrition plans for patients. Ann works actively to stay abreast of current advances in medical nutrition therapy and has extensive experience in areas of weight loss, diabetes self management, cardiovascular, pediatrics and digestive health.
*THIS NEW PATIENT PACKET IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE NOT SEEN ANY CURRENT HOUSTON THYROID PHYSICIANS. THIS PACKET IS FOR OUTSIDE NEW PATIENTS REFERRED IN TO THE REGISTERED DIETITIAN ONLY. IF YOU ARE ESTABLISHED WITH A HOUSTON THYROID PHYSICIAN, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS PACKET.
Ann can help to assess and educate you on a wide range of nutritional counseling and support, including diabetes management, gestational diabetes, geriatric support, weight loss or weight gain, food allergies, GI conditions, eating disorders, and more!
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY DOCTOR?
For patients with Medicare, nutrition counseling may be covered.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIETITIAN AND A NUTRITIONIST?
A dietitian must have completed a bachelor's degree and at least 1200 hours in an accredited internship. Many dietitians also have master's degrees or specialty certifications. Ann Tholen will practice evidenced-based nutrition and is required to keep up with continuing education, as well as licensing and credentialing with the state.
Nutritionist is not a regulated term. A person who calls themselves a nutritionist may or may not have the required level of schooling or certification to use this title. Nutritionists cannot use the term dietitian unless they are licensed.