Erin Carter, RD, CNSC, LD
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"I love being allowed to truly focus on the patient, and being given the tools and resources to do so."
- Erin Carter, RD, CNSC, LD
- BS in Clinical Nutrition - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
Practicing Since: 2009
For clinical dietitian Erin Carter, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) embodies her own vision of cancer care. “Patient-centered is how I always thought healthcare should be,” says Carter. “I love being allowed to truly focus on the patient, and being given the tools and resources to do so.”
Carter earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2009. She followed her undergraduate education with clinical rotations at Parkland Health & Hospital System, VA Hospital Long Term Care and Rehabilitation, St. Paul University Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Outpatient Clinic, Cooper Clinic Wellness Program, and Professional Nutrition Therapists, all in Dallas.
Carter concentrates her practice in diet therapy for non–IgE mediated food sensitivity reactions, obesity, prenatal needs, and postnatal needs. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Tulsa District Dietetic Association, Support Line Dietetic Practice Group, and the Oncology Dietetic Practice Group.
At CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Carter makes sure that patients’ dietary needs are fulfilled. She determines individual nutritional therapy and follows patients to make sure that meals are provided correctly. She makes sure patients are educated about the role of diet in their treatment and recovery, focusing in particular on patients in intensive care.
A Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Carter has extensive experience with enteral and parenteral nutrition, and ensures that her patients receive proper nutrition, even when eating or drinking may be difficult. “Nutrition is the foundation their physical strength rests on,” she says. “Our patients are getting what they need.”