About- Kristie L. Finnan, RD, LDN

Dietitian Doylestown dietician

Hello!  I’m Kristie. I specialize in Celiac disease, food intolerances/allergies, IBS (FODMAP diet,)💩 gastrointestinal disorders, sports nutrition, auto-immune diseases, ADHD & happy/healthy living. 

I love food! I believe that food should taste good and is something we should all LOVE.  I’m not a fan of over processed foods, food dyes or artificial flavors.  I don’t like “diets.”  I like to teach others about foods that can make them healthier and help them with strategies to manage their own wellness.  I am a fan of real whole foods and love to experiment in the kitchen and especially bake!  Julia Child is my all time favorite Chef because that woman just loved to have fun with her food.  I love gardening, am a member of  a CSA  and buy most foods organic and local when possible.

I became extremely interested in food intolerances when my own son presented with some unexplained neurologic/respiratory symptoms.  After eliminating several culprit foods and additives, his symptoms diminished!  My daughter tested positive for Celiac almost 2 years ago. My nephew also has Celiac disease.  This personal connection to the disease helps me help others with gluten issues. I love helping people figure out what TO eat vs just telling them what not to eat.We have been living mostly organic and gluten free at our house for 5+  years.

I graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition.  I then went to graduate school in Boston where I was working on my MEd in Nutrition, completed my Dietetic Internship and became a Registered Dietitian.

After my internship, I took a job doing osteoporosis research which sideswiped me into a 15 year career in the pharmaceutical/biotech world. During that time, I saw first hand how important the role of food plays in our daily lives and how what we eat (or don’t eat) can contribute to many different diseases.  Most of my 15 years in pharma/biotech I worked with immunology products (vaccines & a monoclonal antibody therapy for Psoriasis)  The last two years in Biotech,  I worked in oncology.  After several “ah-ha” moments, I knew it was time to follow my heart and go back to working in preventative healthcare, Nutrition.

In 2011, I started this private practice.  I work full time as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Nutritionist (RDN,LDN) at my office, Eat Right Bucks County in Doylestown, PA.  I also teach therapeutic Nutrition at DeSales University. I’m thrilled to work with Davida Kleinman, MA, RDN, LDN and Andrea Young RDN, LDN who are also both working passionately at my office too to make Bucks County a healthier community!

NoneSuch Farm Buckingham, PAI also blog at www.KristieFinnan.com.    There I share Nutrition information, recipes, my life and things I just love with others online.  Because I LOVE baking and dessert is something all celiac and gluten intolerant people struggle with, I’ll be sure to post some yummy GF dessert recipes there too!

When I’m not working, I just love having everyday fun with my 3 kids, husband and two crazy puppies Betty & Jersey.  I love being outdoors, gardening, Yoga, writing, taking pictures, baking, social networking, meeting new people and trying new things.  I love living in beautiful Bucks County, PA and especially in the Fall!

(Family Picture from the Pumpkin Festival- 2012.  I love pumpkins- eating them, carving them and lighting them!)

In addition,  I am…

Also, follow my blog and daily adventures on Twitter @KristieFinnan & @EatRightBucks  I can’t wait to get to know you! I’m also on PINTEREST  & Instagram

Kristie L. Finnan, RD, LDN

(Oh, and I LOVE Disney World!)

 

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11 Responses to “About- Kristie L. Finnan, RD, LDN”
  1. Winnie Cabelus says:

    Do you take Keystone East insurance? I have celiac and inflammatory arthritis. My New Years resolution is to be healthier, that includes eating a better diet. I’m sure I have other intolerances besides gluten causing inflammation. Would like a diet plan that reduces consumption of meat, and helps me lose weight.

    • Kristie says:

      Hello Winnie,
      Apologies for the delay responding to your message. I do take Keystone East insurance and Celiac is my specialty. My office number is 215-230-1900 to set up an appointment. All the best, Kristie

  2. Susan says:

    Hi Kristie,

    I would love to meet with you along with my daughter. She decided to become vegan about 6 months ago and I have been pretty successful so far with complying to this diet but I feel that we both could use some expertise. After reading your website I feel that you could help with making sure my daughter is healthy) she would like me to try it as well) and I are making the correct food choices.

    Hope to here from you soon
    Susan

  3. Michele says:

    I would LOVE to speak with you about nutritional needs and my desire to GAIN some weight (I’m very thin with in a BMI of 17-18 and I’m 5’8″). You sound PERFECT for what I am in search of.

  4. BR says:

    I was just recently diagnosed with celiac and allergies to corn, eggs, peanut and sesame. Needless to say my head is spinning. Are you taking any new patients? I need help navigating this. The corn allergy is just as complex as gluten and so many gluten free things are corn sooooo… I am pretty frustrated.
    Feel free to call me if that’s an option

  5. Lisa T-H says:

    Are you trained in the LEAP diet/elimination diet therapy?

  6. Susan says:

    I recently found out I have hyperglycemia. I wonder if you are experienced in that condition and can help me find what foods I can and should not eat. Do you accept Medicare?

    • Kristie says:

      Thanks for contacting us and yes we have experience with hyperglycemia. Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicare. Medicare usually only covers renal disease and uncontrolled Diabetes

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