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Nathan Schober, MS, RD, LD

Clinical Oncology Dietitian

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"I enjoy working with cancer patients because they have a fighter’s spirit. I am honored to help them on their journey by providing them with nutritional support during their treatment."

- Nathan Schober
Nathan Schober

Degree(s)

  • MS, Family and Consumer Sciences – Illinois State University, Normal
  • BS, Exercise Science – Illinois State University, Normal

Internship

  • Illinois State University, Normal

Certification(s)

  • Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator – American Red Cross

Practicing Since: 2013

With a background in exercise science, Nathan Schober combines his expertise to offer patients nutritional support while encouraging them to by physically active.

In August 2013, Schober began working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) as a Clinical Oncology Dietitian at our hospital in Newnan, Georgia. He earned his Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Illinois State University in Normal earlier in 2013.

As part of his master’s program, Schober completed a 21-month Dietetic Internship program. During that time, he provided nutritional support and education to patients at four Illinois hospitals.

Schober has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Illinois State University, which he was awarded in 2011. He graduated suma cum laude with a double major in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics.

At CTCA, Schober’s overall goal is to use nutrition to help patients deal with the side effects of treatment and keep their strength up so they can complete treatments on time.

Schober provides each patient with specific diet recommendations to combat common side effects of treatment: nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, anemia and taste changes. He also uses nutrition therapy to addresses weight loss, which can cause patients to feel weak and impair their immune system.

“Proper nutrition is necessary as part of the treatment process,” Schober says. “With proper nutrition patients have better outcomes from treatments, stay on schedule with their treatments and feel like they have more strength during the whole process.”

As part of his patients’ care teams, Schober enjoys working closely with other clinicians to achieve the best possible outcome for patients.

“I love the team approach,” says Schober. “Everyone is working hard for each patient. Both clinicians and patients alike have a great attitude, which makes it easy to stay motivated to work as hard as possible to help every patient.”

Schober is a licensed and registered dietitian, and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

He also is certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist, both through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is licensed in food safety and sanitation through the Illinois Department of Health. The American Red Cross has certified Schober in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator).

In this free time, Schober keeps physically active through running, rock climbing, weight lifting and playing disc golf. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and going to the movies.

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