Friday, July 08, 2016

Welcome Kara Schmidt PA, Registered Dietician - Focusing on Neurology Development and Nutrition

Dear Friends, Colleagues,

Please Welcome Kara Schmidt, Physician Assistant, Registered Dietitian, and overall thoughtful person.

Kara Schmidt is a certified Physician Assistant and Registered Dietitian  joining us to focus on Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Disorders.  She will assist with: 
  • Extension of Physician Services
    • Routine  follow-up.
    • Expedited evaluations (Post-Hospital/ER brain injury/concussion, epilepsy, sleep disorders)
    • Developmental testing (infant developmental delay, autism/ADOS testing, ADD/ADHD)
  • Neurologic & Sleep Related Nutrition Concerns Besides assisting Dr. Rotenberg in patient management she will offer our patients a  resource for neurologically relevant diet management such as ketogenic/Atkins diet, high salt diet (autonomic disorders), mitochondrial diet, Obesity, low weight, other vitamin sensitive disorders (B6 responsive seizures). 
 About Kara - (She Walks the Walk)

Kara completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Michigan State University in Dietetics before completing a dietetic internship at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis to become a Registered Dietitian. Kara was awarded Michigan Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2000 while working at the University of Michigan Health System. Inspired by working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team at the University of Michigan Health System, Kara decided to return to school to become a Physician Assistant.

Kara graduated from the University of Toledo with a Master of Science in Biomedical Science in 2010 to become a Physician Assistant. Since then, she has enjoyed working with children in general pediatrics. 

Both her personal as well as her professional experience makes her an amazing addition to our team.   Kara is married and has two sons 15 and 12 years old. Her older son has autism and  attends the Monarch school. 

You can watch a talk that she gave about her parenting experience here. 

Read more about her experiences HERE:

Please call /email with questions.

Josh Rotenberg MD
Come visit us to see our students and faculty in action. Every Tuesday starting June 14, 2016. 9:00am - 10:30am. All Tours begin in The Monarch Center.

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