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Rachel M. Dreist, RD LD

  • About
    • Specialties: Registered Dietitian Weight Management
    • Board Certified:
      Registered Dietitian
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    A registered dietitian, I individualize care to meet each patient’s goal. Not everyone is the same; care should not be either. My special clinical interest is weight management for adults and children.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy building one-on-one relationships with my patients and helping them work through healthy, lifelong behavior changes, which they can incorporate into their daily lives.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work I enjoy hiking through different state parks, taking walks through town and teaching dance. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I believe everything in life is about moderation and balance – I strive to live my life this way.

    Education
    • College
      Minnesota State University Mankato, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance
    • Master’s Degree
      Iowa State University, Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics
    • Internship
      Iowa State University, Dietetic Internship

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO