Nutrition & Dietitian Services

Our Northwest Specialty Hospital Registered Dietitians are the community’s nutrition experts. We value a holistic approach to nutrition and health by guiding each individual through lifestyle interventions to prevent, treat, and manage chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, kidney disease, heart disease, and liver disease. 

We understand that changing habits can be difficult. That’s why we prioritize behavior modification strategies to help individuals create change that is sustainable and enjoyable. Connect with us to see how we can support your goals and help you take charge of your overall health and wellness!

Services We Provide

Weight Management

  • Personalized weight loss plans
  • Nutritional counseling with a dietitian
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Ongoing support for healthy weight maintenance

Heart Health

  • Customized meal plans
  • Heart-healthy nutritional counseling
  • Education on heart-healthy habits
  • Medical nutrition therapy for heart conditions


  • Comprehensive nutritional assessment
  • Personalized dietary recommendations
  • Portion control and mindful eating guidance
  • Collaboration with a registered dietitian


  • Holistic wellness approach
  • Nutritional counseling for overall well-being
  • Personalized wellness plans
  • Integration of mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Empowering You to Make Healthier Choices

We believe that education is key to making lasting changes. That’s why we offer a wide range of resources, including informative articles, delicious recipes, and practical tips to help you make healthier choices every day. With our guidance, you’ll learn how to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive, without feeling deprived or overwhelmed.

At Northwest Institute for Digestive Surgery, we take a holistic approach to wellness, addressing not just your diet, but also other important aspects of your life, such as stress management, sleep habits, and physical activity. By taking a comprehensive view of your health, we can help you achieve balance and harmony in all areas of your life, leading to greater overall well-being.

Jennifer Ramsrud, MS, RD, CDCES, LD


Specialty Areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight management and obesity treatment
  • Diabetes management and nutrition
  • Oncology nutrition

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State University. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Education from University of Idaho and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). She has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for over 14 years and is passionate about proactively helping patients manage their diabetes and other cardiovascular comorbidities with healthy lifestyle changes.

Education: Michigan State University

Master's of Science in Education: University of Idaho

Certifications: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).

Lyndi Bertman, RD, LD


Specialty Areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight management and obesity treatment
  • Nutrition for chronic disease
  • Nutrition for kidney disease
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