A registered dietitian and certified professional health and wellness coach, Theresa Tate is Mercy Weight Management Center’s bariatric dietitian. She empowers our patients to rise above barriers to good health and thrive by making lasting changes in mindset and behavior.
If you’re a potential patient, Theresa performs the nutritional evaluations that are required by all insurance companies. With her dual background in nutrition and evidence based coaching tools her focus is to partner with you to establish individual goals that will move you towards better heatlh.
If you’ve been approved for surgery at Mercy, Theresa will continue to partner with you. Another unique aspect of Theresa is her approach to bariatric surgery based on cutting edge research in the treatment of obesity. She believes that most research indicates our surgery patients already possess the knowledge about what to do to be healthy, but it is the DOING they struggle with.
Along the way Theresa will be there to guide you with nutrition information, resources and education tailored individually for your unique circumstances. She’ll help you adjust to your new diet, deal with food challenges you may face, celebrate your victories and, coach you to develop the life skills you need to make smart nutritional choices that lead to a lifetime of health.*
If you’ve struggled with excess weight most of your life and have a less-than-ideal relationship with food, Theresa can help you look at food in a whole new way. She’ll show you how to incorporate healthy nutritional choices into your diet and coach you about new eating behaviors and support you every step of the way.
Theresa has worked at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where she has been on staff 33 years. She has been a clinical dietitian for 17 of those years and more recently over the past three years a bariatric dietitian at MWMC. She has completed the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate in training in adult weight management and is a certified professional health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches school of coaching.
WHY DOES SHE BELIEVE IN MERCY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CENTER?
"Our team of professionals is amazing! If you come to MWMC with a goal to be "skinny" we may not be the right fit for you, however if you come to us with a goal of living your best life no other center does it better."