Cara Best Dietitian

Cara Best MS, RD, LDN

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Cara's Bio

Cara Best received her Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Carson-Newman University, and her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Memphis.  She completed a graduate assistantship with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and clinical rotations within Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare system.  She has experience working as an inpatient dietitian, including leading an inpatient clinical team, and also previously worked as an outpatient adult oncology dietitian.

Cara is passionate about providing care for patients going through the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis.

“My aunt was diagnosed with cancer on her 30th birthday while raising 3 young children. She passed away 9 years after her diagnosis, and she continues to be an inspiration to me in my work. It is my passion to support clients in their nutrition care while they battle a cancer diagnosis, and I have had the honor of doing so for over 10 years both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Whether through chemo, radiation, pre-surgery, post-surgery, or in remission, it is my privilege to help clients optimize health and answer any nutrition-related questions along their journey.”

Across her years of education and professional experience, Cara’s passion has given her the opportunity to work with clients across a spectrum of diagnoses, including diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and digestive disorders and concerns. She enjoys bringing fun and excellent, evidence-based nutrition therapy to her client sessions, making it easy for her clients and their families to make nutrition-related choices that help them to maximize their health and wellness.

Cara grew up in Tullahoma, Tennessee and adores spending time with friends and family, and loves being outdoors!

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