Proper diet and nutrition work hand-in-hand with specialized gastrointestinal care to provide you relief from many chronic digestive conditions. These conditions include:
Our registered dietitian will meet with you in a one-on-one setting to discuss the state of your digestive health. Then, she’ll work closely with your doctor to design an individualized meal plan to help alleviate your symptoms. Unfortunately, it’s currently difficult to cure many chronic digestive diseases. However, between the expertise of your registered dietitian and board-certified gastroenterologist, we can maximize your comfort and well-being.
Obesity is connected to many diseases, including GERD, nonalcoholic fatty liver, type 2 diabetes and others. Reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight is crucial to resolving these connected conditions. To accomplish this, we’ll provide you the nutritional guidance you need to lose weight in a healthy way. Also, if you’re participating in our weight-loss balloon program, our dietitian can help you meet the associated diet requirements.
Sonia Rodriguez earned her master’s degree from University of Florida and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, both in human nutrition and dietetics. She completed a dietetics internship at University of Florida and has been a licensed registered dietitian for 8 years and a certified diabetes educator for 5 years.
Sonia’s passion for nutrition counseling began while working in a nutritional biochemistry lab in college. After observing the differences that lifestyle and dietary habits can have on individual health outcomes, she became interested in helping others translate the science of nutrition into their daily lives. Sonia enjoys building relationships with her patients and sharing in their successes as they work toward better health.
In her spare time, Sonia enjoys cooking, exercising and spending time with her husband and their young daughter. She loves the outdoors and makes frequent visits to local parks and farmers markets around her hometown of San Antonio.
“I’m most passionate about helping patients get the tools they need to live their lives more healthfully. I’m very conscious of meeting each and every patient at their level of comfort and readiness to change, and I believe there are many different paths to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”