What professionals are saying about Tammy Cook
I have worked with Tammy Cook for the past several years dealing with patients struggling with eating disorders. She is very valuable to the treatment team. She has experience and insight with these types of disorders. Tammy has also played a role in helping me train my medical students. I can count on her to collaborate with me to give our mutual patients the best possible care and treatment.
– Caroline Rudnick, MD
A multidisciplinary team approach is best practice in the treatment of eating disorders and working with a dietitian specializing in eating disorders is essential to best outcomes for patients. I have peace of mind when I work with Tammy Cook because I know that our shared clients are receiving expert nutritional counseling. I trust Tammy to provide competent, compassionate, and individualized care. I also look forward to the opportunity to work with Tammy because I continue to learn from her. She is an enthusiastic student of nutritional science and eating disorders, and recently completed training Family Based Treatment (FBT). Although humble, she is a seasoned veteran and held in high regard among other professionals. I have complete confidence in her. Tammy makes communication easy as she is readily accessible and often goes the extra mile for her clients. She is ethical, warm, caring, and highly invested in treatment outcomes. My highest praise is that I would entrust a personal friend or family member to Tammy without hesitation!
– Laura Huff, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (Director, Eating Disorders Program, St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tammy Cook specializes in treating eating disorders across the continuum of care. Her advanced nutrition knowledge and clinical experience allow her to identify and treat the psychological and physical effects of malnutrition. During treatment, Tammy designs Medical Nutrition Therapy to support nutrition rehabilitation, normalize eating habits, and help patients reach and maintain a healthy body weight. As treatment progresses and patients look to life after their eating disorder, Tammy educates patients about food, healthy eating patterns, and energy balance to support a lifetime of health, strength, and vitality.
– Thomasine Slater, MS, RD, LD
“Tammy Cook is a warm and engaging dietitian who truly cares about the well-being of her clients. Tammy is unique in her services as she goes above and beyond the typical dietitian role in the treatment of eating disorders, seeking to understand the emotions and motivations of her clients. She also stays attuned to the latest education and research regarding nutrition and the treatment of eating disorders. Tammy can be counted on as a strong guide and advocate for recovery through all stages of eating disorder treatment.”
– Lynn Supple, PsyD
As a member of the eating disorder treatment community I have worked with Tammy for over 20 years. During this time, I have witnessed Tammy provide excellent care for patients in all phases of their recovery. She is able to meet individuals where they are and collaborates with them to develop attainable goals. In her work with families Tammy is able to provide compassionate guidance, support and direction. Along with her years of experience Tammy keeps up to date on the latest research in the treatment of eating disorders and incorporates this knowledge into the treatment plan. As a collaborating professional she has always recognized the importance of communication among members of the treatment team and keeps all members of the team informed of concerns as well as nutritional recommendations.
– Dr. Lynn Stark DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS
Tammy is an excellent dietician who brings a wealth of experience treating eating disorders of all types. She understands that an eating disorder often involves the entire family unit, and she relates well with both parents as well as their supporting family and friends. She is accessible, compassionate, and provides the highest quality care and professionalism to her patients.
– Dr. Lauren Flynn, MD
“I have had the pleasure of working with Tammy since early 2015. She is an amazing, like-minded, driven, and passionate individual in the field of dietetics. I am continuously thankful to have Tammy as a colleague through the invaluable advice she generously shares. In the professional world, where there is a lot of skepticism, I can always rely on Tammy’s extensive knowledge in the area of nutrition and eating disorders. I have learned so much from her and I can only imagine the incredible personal and career growth I will experience in the future as I continue to work in the field of dietetics.”
– Heidi M. Williams, MPH, RD, CSSD, LD, NSCA-CPT
”I have found Tammy to be an excellent referral for those seeking assistance in addressing needs related to food and nutrition. Her knowledge is evident in the way that she provides comprehensive and individualized care to each one of her clients, empowering them to gain control over their nutritional needs that at one point seemed overwhelming. While the needs of her patients are often complex, she provides information and support in a way that feels relatable and understandable. Her compassionate approach to treatment allows her clients to voice their individual needs without fears of judgement or shame, promoting lasting and sustainable change. “
– Jessica Junke, MSW, LMSW
I have had the privilege of being colleagues with Tammy for over 20 years. She is committed to helping people achieve greater health and well-being. She does this by building relationships with her clients and makes understanding each client as an individual a priority. In this world of information-overload, Tammy brings an informed, balanced and common-sensed perspective to helping her clients.
– Cristen Luehmann, MS, RD, LD
Tammy is an exceptional clinician. One of her many strengths is her ability to build rapport with patients and families. These personal connections enable her patients to successfully conquer fears and face new challenges. Tammy treats the whole person while treating the eating disorder, which is truly a gift.
– Kate Piper, RD, CSSD, LD
Tammy Cook has extensive experience working in the eating disorder community. Tammy not only understands the nutritional science of weight restoration and maintenance, but is familiar with the mental and behavioral aspects of eating disorders as well. Tammy’s approach is nurturing but direct in a way that offers both support and accountability.
– Melissa Chosid, MS, LMFT
Tammy is a skilled eating disorders professional and a valued member of any treatment team. She approaches each client with an individualized approach and goes beyond expectations to ensure that the client and their family receive the best care and education possible. Our clients and staff greatly benefit from her knowledge, years of practice, and non-judgmental attitude.
– Taylor Larson, RD, LD, CSSD
Dietary Supervisor McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center
Tammy is an amazing individual! I’ve worked with her treating all types of eating disorders, from Anorexia to Binge Eating Disorder, and her knowledge and skill across the board is un-matched. In addition to her incredible knowledge base, she has many years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings with experts in the field. She serves as a role model for not only her fellow dietitians but also for therapists, doctors and other clinicians that work with patients. But I think her most notable quality is her manner with patients. She is calm, composed and endlessly empathic with even the toughest eating disorder cases. Unlike many of her peers she is comfortable working with severe mental illness, at times serving as part therapist and case manager in addition to providing nutritional care. Time and again I’ve observed her ability to connect on a human level make the difference between recovery and illness for patients and families.
– Dr. Ginger Nicol, MD
Tammy is an excellent dietitian. She is knowledgeable and resourceful having had a lot of experience in the field. Tammy is dedicated and committed to helping each of her patient’s reach their individual goals. She has a warm and inviting presence that makes her patients feel comfortable and supported. Tammy has a passion for what she does which truly shows in her interactions with her patients and the genuine care that she brings to each session. Working alongside Tammy is a pleasure, and I feel confident that my patients are receiving quality, compassionate care when referring to Tammy.
– Shannon Gartland, MA, PLPC
As a psychologist, I value Tammy Cook as a trusted resource for my clients and greatly appreciate her collaborative approach. Tammy brings years of experience, continued interest in learning, and up-to-date nutrition knowledge to guide her clients to a more balanced, fulfilling life. Her passion for helping clients build a healthier relationship with food and their body goes well beyond a meal plan. When you see Tammy, you can trust you will be treated with kindness, respect, and expertise.
– Laura Bumberry, PsyD
My husband and I were wanting to start a “health for life” eating program, and we enlisted the help of Tammy. I work with Tammy, and know of first-hand knowledge of her professional and compassion with nutrition. Tammy took the time to gather a detailed history, and provided information and support. I would highly recommend her for a new start in one’s nutritional journey!
– Carin Buchannan, LPN
Most of us are guilty of wanting the best……the best schools for our kids, the best insurance coverage for the best price, the best mechanic for our cars and the best doctors for our health. Sometimes having the best includes having the best team, especially when it comes to your health care needs. One of these team members should include a Registered Dietitian or RD. Mine is Tammy Cook. The level of knowledge she has a RD is immense! And, with this knowledge, she has the ability to customize a plan to your specific needs, making your plan individualized, which is very important depending on your health, wellness or fitness goals. Tammy has worked with me personally, strategizing on ways to help me increase my protein intake and she has evaluated my husband and helped him to decrease his high triglyceride levels. In addition, Tammy has met with my athletic teenage son in the area of sports nutrition. Whether it is for any of these areas, general health, weight loss /management or specialized health, such as eating disorders, diabetes, etc., Tammy Cook, RD, would be the one to call.
– Stephanie N. Bermudez, MS, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer and Fitness Trainer
It’s a pleasure working with Tammy. She is a great team member, has extensive knowledge about eating disorder management and is always looking to expand her knowledge base. She is very caring and empathetic with her clients, keeping health and well-being in mind throughout treatment. She is a really great dietitian!
– Whitney Nall, MD