Debie McSperitt

RD, CD
 

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the academic and professional requirements to qualify for the nationally recognized credential “RD”. In addition to RD credentialing, many states including Washington, have regulatory laws for dietitians.

Dietitians study a variety of subjects, ranging from food and nutrition science, research methods, business, food service systems management, culinary arts, sociology, and communication, to science courses such as biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, disease processes, and organic chemistry.

Continuing professional education is required to maintain registration.

Biography:

Debie is a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and a Certified Dietitian in the state of Washington. She completed her education at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences with a major in Nutrition. In addition, she completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Bastyr. Following her academic programs, she was a Dietetic Intern through Bastyr, while fulfilling her supervised practice internship. Debie has an extensive background in bariatric surgery and holds a Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.

Debie has been in private practice since 2003. Her nutrition degree from Bastyr University enables her to provide a whole-foods approach to diet and wellness, while her additional two years of instruction to become a Registered Dietitian, has provided training in conventional medicine. With this unique combination of education and experience, she can assist you in a variety of ways to achieve your nutritional goals.

Debie is currently accepting new patients. Please call or e-mail with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Food allergies / Intolerances
  • Weight Management
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Pre-dialysis Kidney Disease
  • Vegetarian / Vegan Diets
  • Maternal Nutrition
  • Diet and Nutrient Analysis
  • Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
  • Food Safety
  • General Nutrition and Wellness

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Insurance Coverage:

Contracted as an in-network provider with the following insurance companies:

  • Premera
  • Lifewise
  • Regence

If contracted with your insurance, she will submit claims for you.

Many other insurance plans will cover nutrition appointments, depending on the diagnosis. To find out if your insurance plan covers nutrition appointments, please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.

For More Information:

  • Phone: (425) 825-8088

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