Amy Jones, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"My focus is the patient, getting to know each patient and developing a personalized plan that is practical and meets each individual’s needs."
- Amy Jones
- MS, Nutrition and Dietetics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
- BS, Dietetics, University of Georgia, Athens
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
- Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Practicing Since: 2011
As a Clinical Oncology Dietitian, Amy Jones’s goal is to provide her patients with optimal nutrition care during their cancer treatment. She also wants to be a source of encouragement for patients and to bring them hope and healing on their journey with cancer.
Jones joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Newnan, Georgia, in April 2013. She was drawn to CTCA because she wants to be able to develop lasting relationships with every patient.
“My focus is the patient, getting to know each patient and developing a personalized plan that is practical and meets each individual’s needs,” says Jones, who is a registered and licensed dietitian. “CTCA is unique in that its mission includes developing caring relationships with patients and treating the whole person to meet each patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs.”
Working with cancer patients requires creativity when it comes to diet, which Jones enjoys: “I love to be creative when it comes to nutrition. After being introduced to cancer nutrition therapy, I knew it would be the perfect fit for me.”
Nutrition is an important part of cancer care because it provides patients with the energy needed to get through treatment, Jones says. Optimal nutrition can help avoid weight loss and side effects that can occur during and after treatment.
Before joining CTCA, Jones provided medical nutrition therapy in a hospital, was a clinical nutritionist for low-income women and children, and was a dietitian and health educator for a physician’s office.
Jones earned her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She completed almost 1,000 hours of supervised dietetic practice during her studies. During her dietetic internship, Jones conducted nutrition assessments, developed nutrition care plans and interpreted nutrition information for patients.
Jones has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Georgia in Athens.
In her free time, Jones enjoys dancing, teaching aerobics, cooking and baking. She and her husband are members of Crossroads Church in Newnan, where Jones serves on the high school ministry.