Laura Self, MS, RD, LD, CDE, CBC, a resident of Austin Texas, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program she was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) in February 2015. In addition to this new Certification, Ms. Self is a Registered and Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator.
She currently is employed by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas and serves as an integral member of their Enterprise Lifestyle Management Team.
Ms. Self earned a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota and was awarded an MS Degree in Institutional Management from Louisiana Tech University. As a Dietician and Diabetes Educator with a specialty in Bariatric Science she has the requisite credentials and skills to assess, counsel and treat obese patients as well as pre and post bariatric surgery patients.
Board Certified Bariatric Professionals are already licensed/certified health and education professionals. They include medical doctors, professional educators, mental health professionals, nurses, nutritionists and other related disciplines that engage in research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of obesities and related disorders.
Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors affirms that their fellows have successfully completed all requisite training and education. They must continue their specialized training and education to maintain Board Certification.
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