Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
Whether you want to eliminate pain, increase your energy, or address unresolved symptoms of existing health concerns, our team is ready to work with you to create a roadmap for optimal wellness.
License/title and certifications:
- Board Certified through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Licensed in the state of Illinois
- Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science
- Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics
Mikaela Rogers, MS, graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Science from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Science from her alma mater where she received her degree in Clinical Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship gaining over 1200 hours of supervised practice experience. Promptly following her graduation, she became a board certified and licensed registered dietitian nutritionist. She is now gaining her certificate as functional nutrition counselor through the Functional Nutrition Alliance.
Mikaela takes an integrative and functional nutrition approach with her patients encouraging them to work with their bodies in order to address the root cause of their concerns. She applies care with a highly individualized lens and believes in empowering her patients to make the necessary nutrition/lifestyle changes, so that they may live their most vibrant lives. Mikaela provides nutrition education and counseling in a wide array of topics including but not limited to general healthy eating, blood sugar regulation and diabetes, heart disease, GI disorders/diseases, weight management, disordered eating, hormonal/adrenal health, autoimmune disorders and more.
Q&A with Mikaela
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
As cliché as it may seem I am most passionate about health and wellness on both a professional and personal level. I am constantly focused on ways in which I can help my patients improve their health/wellbeing within my scope of practice and keeping up to date on new and emerging research with the health and wellness field.
What three traits define you?
If I were to choose three traits that most define me I would say compassionate, passionate, and devoted.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family and friends- they mean everything to me.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
When I was 15 a very prestigious horse jumping facility and show arena opened down the road from where I lived. Having had horses, I applied to be a groom/stable hand and got the job. I spent the summer washing horses and cleaning stalls. I still have calluses from the whole ordeal, but luckily the odor has dissipated!
How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
Before entering college, I knew I wanted to be dietitian, so I made sure to choose a major (BS in Allied Health Science) that allowed me to gain a broad understanding of anatomy, physiology and nutrition. This prepared me to grasp more refined topics in nutrition as I entered my graduate program. My Master’s degree (MS in Clinical Dietetics) was very specific to my professional career and helped expand my knowledge in nutrition and the dietetic field. This program also included my dietetic internship which gave me over 1200 hours of supervised practice in a wide array of settings including a community health center which focused on lifestyle and diet interventions for people with chronic conditions. This particular setting inspired me to find a career that would allow me to help people in a meaningful and effective way which is exactly what AMH team does plus so much more.
Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
My ideal client is one that is simply open-minded and willing to give suggested interventions a try. As practitioners, we obviously don’t know exactly what our patients are going through, but we can give our best advice with the information given to us. Some interventions suggested may not be effective and may not work for a particular patient which is absolutely okay and important data for both the practitioner and patient. As long as the patient is willing, we will collaborate to come up with the best plan of action in order to get to the bottom of the patient’s health complaints.
In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made, which ones do you follow?
I think one concept that is very sacred in work and when expressing creativity is to maintain integrity. I do this by following the rules of honoring and respecting others, taking responsibility when applicable, and being dependable and loyal.
Do you have any family members or pets to include in your bio?
I have two very precarious cats named Olive and Ginger.
What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
I love being active and outdoors. I play on a beach volleyball league in the summer and love to horseback ride, bike, hike, and be in the water. I also love to cook and spend time with family and friends.
Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.
I grew up on a small ranch in Northern Michigan and have raised horses, cows, and pigs. I’m so thankful for the teachings that animals provided me with and feel grateful to have grown up so close to them.
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