- MS, Healthcare Administration - Oklahoma State University, Tulsa
- BS, Dietetics - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
- Registered & Licensed Dietitian
- Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
“My goal is to provide cancer patients with well-researched nutrition information,” says Jasmyn Walker, a registered and licensed dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa.
Walker adds, “It is important for cancer patients to be nutritionally sound. The Nutrition and Metabolic Support Department at CTCA® in Tulsa provides individualized plans to help patients achieve that, including recommendations for healthy foods to eat in the hospital café and nutrition support.”
The clinical dietitian earned a Master of Science degree in health care administration from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Central Missouri. In 2007, Walker completed an internship in dietetics as part of the graduate program at OSU. She performed rotations at three hospitals in the Tulsa area, including CTCA. Walker was impressed with CTCA, and even more so with the patients who come to the center for healing and hope.
“The integrated approach at CTCA drew me to the facility,” she says. “Each specialty, including nutrition, is of utmost importance. There’s also openness to innovation that is very inspiring to patients and professionals. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work among and with such distinguished individuals—both colleagues and patients.”
Building relationships is key to Walker’s role at CTCA. “Relationships are built from the moment our patients step through the doors of our hospital," she says. "And, we not only are here to serve patients, but also their families. I have become very close to many patients and their loved ones and have learned so much from them.”
Walker also has strong relationships with many of the physicians and other clinicians at the hospital. “I work closely with the physicians and other providers at CTCA,” she says. “Our dietitians regularly partner with professionals in multiple disciplines throughout the hospital, such as those in surgery, gastroenterology, radiation, head and neck program, medical oncology and survivorship support teams, to help our patients meet their nutritional needs so they are better able to continue with their treatment. Symptom management is a vital part of the services we offer to our patients.”
In her spare time, Jasmyn Walker enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband and two children, traveling and live music.
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