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Sam L. Scardigli, MS,RD LD

  • About
    • Specialties: Registered Dietitian Weight Management
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    As a registered dietitian, I like to focus on individualized care. Every patient who I work with has his or her own unique lifestyle, and I don’t think a one-size-fits-all approach works when dealing with nutrition. I like to focus on the patient’s overall health rather than just the number on the scale. I am interested in eating disorders, sports nutrition, weight management and heart healthy eating.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy helping others improve their lives and witnessing the happiness that comes from that. Also, I enjoy the challenge of finding unique ways to improve patient habits because every patient’s path to success is different. I decided to go in to outpatient dietetics, specifically eating disorders and weight management, because these populations are actively seeking help. I enjoy helping patients who are motivated to improve their lives by implementing change.

    Getting to Know Me
    My personal interests and hobbies revolve around being active. I enjoy activities like playing basketball, hiking, running, swimming and other outdoor activities. Often, I like to do these activities with friends, family or my fiancé, Anna. I enjoy watching live sports in person or on TV too. I want my patients to know that dietitians don’t eat “healthy” all of the time. I include several sweets in my diet weekly, and that is OK.

    Education
    • College
      University of Wisconsin – Stout - Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Saint Louis University – Master of Science in Nutrition and Physical Performance

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