Renal Nutrition Therapy & Services

Dietitian Resources

Meet our Clinical Dietitian, Gina Bogart, RD, LD

 

Gina Bogart, RD, LD

Gina joined Patient Care America from Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, FL, where she served as Lead Dietitian and provided total nutrition support for enteral and parenteral patients, educated CKD patients on following a kidney-friendly diet, taught general nutrition classes, and managed the clinical nutrition team. Gina has also served as a Clinical Dietitian for hospitals in Southern Indiana, as a Metabolic Support Dietitian for a hospital in Louisville, KY, and as a Consulting Dietitian for a long-term care facility also in KY. Gina received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of Central Missouri State and is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian in the state of Florida, and a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Florida Dietetic Association. She’s been married to her best friend for 8+ years and has 2 dogs, Stella and Eva, and one cat, Mr. Pickles. Gina loves staying active, going to the beach weekly, traveling, and adventures of all kinds.

Renal Dietitian Resources

Our registered dietitians are committed to helping clinicians and renal patients get the most out of their renal nutrition therapy. The following handouts were created to provide practical dietary suggestions to help patients achieve better overall results and, most importantly, feel better during treatment.


“RENALLY” GOOD PROTEIN BARS

Selecting healthy snacks can be a challenge – especially for patients who aren’t accustomed to reading nutritional labels. And the endless choices at the grocery story can be overwhelming.

Our dietitians take the guesswork out with this helpful flyer, which includes details on many of the bars patients will find in their neighborhood supermarket. Patients can determine which bar will be a good match for their taste buds, without compromising their pocketbook, potassium or phosphorus intake.

Download “Renally” Good Protein Bar PDF

MANAGING FLUID INTAKE

For renal patients, fluid intake is always a concern. If fluids are not controlled, patients may suffer from impaired sleeping and breathing, and may be at an elevated risk for hospital admissions. On the plus side, patients can gain some control over their own health by taking steps to manage their fluid intake.

Our dietitians offer some great tips based on years of experience working with chronic kidney patients. With their help, patients can learn to select truly refreshing beverages that aren’t known to cause additional thirst. The dietitians also recommend some non- and low-fluid items that quench the thirst with little impact on daily fluid intakes.

This handout includes:

  • List of kidney-friendly thirst quenchers
  • Types of foods and drinks to avoid
  • Common fluid conversions  
  • Tips on minimizing thirst and fluid intake

Download Managing Fluid Intake PDF

JUST SAY NO TO SALT

Reducing sodium intake in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often important as it can lower blood pressure and the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and even slow down the progression of their CKD.

This handout includes:

  • High sodium food and drinks to avoid
  • Heart-healthy foods
  • Ideas to help reduce the sodium in your food when you eat out
  • Key words to look for on food labels and what they mean

Download Just Say No to Salt PDF

RENAL RITE NEWSLETTER

This issue focuses on some of the evidence-based outcomes and benefits for IDPN and IPN therapies, as well as some tips and tricks for managing fluid restrictions and nutritional overview of protein bars.

Download Renal Rite Newsletter – Summer 2016 Issue