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Spenser LeBoeuf achieves board certification as specialist in oncology nutrition

THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that registered dietitian, Spenser Ford LeBoeuf, RDN, LDN, has achieved board certification as a specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). LeBoeuf is one of just nine board-certified oncology dietitians in the state of Louisiana.

LeBoeuf provides dietary guidance to support a patient’s cancer care, as well as combat the symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment. Recently, she completed 2,000 hours of practice experience and passed a rigorous national exam by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to become board certified. This certification recognizes dietitians for their unique expertise and skills in the oncology area by their professional peers, the public, and medical and allied health professionals.

A certified specialist in oncology nutrition works directly with individuals at risk for, or diagnosed with, any type of malignancy or pre-malignant condition. The dietitian specialist counsels cancer patients on ways to manage nutrition related side effects that may arise from their cancer treatment. They work directly with all other members of the patient’s care team supporting them and their caregivers in managing symptoms and side effects throughout treatment and even into survivorship where more in depth education is done on cancer prevention nutrition therapy.

“Nutrition is such an integral part of a patient’s care,” said LeBoeuf. “It is important to me that patients and their families get the support they need. Optimizing the patient’s food intake can help prevent delays in treatment and help them to respond better to medications prescribed by other members of our care team.”

Thibodaux Regional Health System is a nationally-recognized regional medical center that provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes.  The Health System is a leader in providing highly specialized services that include Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, and Wellness Services. Thibodaux Regional is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing the highest quality care and is also nationally recognized for its cost efficiency, innovation, safety and outstanding patient experience.  For more information, visit www.thibodaux.com.