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Abby Mutert, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Oncology Dietitian

Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"I help patients manage symptoms that come along with cancer treatment. Together we come up with strategies to help them maintain weight and better cope with symptoms."

- Abby Mutert, MS, RD, LDN
Abby Mutert, MS, RD, LDN

Degree(s)

  • MS, Clinical Nutrition - Rush University, Chicago
  • BS, Nutrition - Illinois State University, Normal

Internship

  • Dietetic Internship - Rush University Medical Center

Certification(s)

  • Registered & Licensed Dietitian

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Practicing Since: 2013

Registered and licensed dietitian Abby Mutert became a member of the dedicated nutrition therapy team at our northern Illinois hospital in June 2013. She says it was our unique Patient Empowered Care® model and warm, positive environment that impressed her most and convinced her to join Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

Mutert works side by side with a medical oncologist, naturopathic clinician, care manager and mind-body therapist. She says of the team and the many other clinicians who care for patients at CTCA, “We treat the whole person and attack cancer at all angles.”

Mutert provides nutritional advice throughout the length of her patients’ treatment. She gives patients tools to establish a healthier lifestyle and helps them prevent and manage common side effects of cancer treatment, including weight loss, taste changes, mouth sores, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Such side effects can impact a patient’s ability to intake adequate nutrition. Mutert provides suggestions to optimize patients’ food intake and prevent further weight loss.

Mutert received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She went on to earn a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Rush University in Chicago. She completed a dietetic internship at Rush University Medical Center.

In her free time, she enjoys running, going to concerts, playing the guitar, listening to music and camping with her family.

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