WEBINAR - Archives

"Record Keeping for the Nutrition Practice" with Melissa Dengler, ND


An individual's health records are among the most sensitive of personal records and great care should be taken to ensure the safe holding of such records. Knowing the appropriate forms to use and how to maintain adequate records provides clinical value in relation to on-going client care. The primary purpose of record keeping is to document the assessments underlying the progress of the client's care and to contribute to the quality of that care. This presentation will outline the importance of record keeping, the types of forms to use in clinical practice and how to keep client charts using the SOAP format. Dr. Melissa Dengler, ND received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2001. She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and then completed a one year residency in family medicine at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ with a special focus in homeopathy, environmental medicine and clinical nutrition. In addition her other interests include botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, and preventive medicine. While completing her residency in Arizona, Dr. Dengler supervised many student clinical rotations and also served as an adjunct professor of homeopathy and environmental medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Upon completion of her residency she returned to her home state of Pennsylvania and is now in private practice, is on faculty at Hawthorn University, and teaches holistic nutrition and courses in health and wellness for several institutions. Dr. Dengler is pleased to offer natural health care for the whole family by taking an individualized approach to health and taking quality time to get to know her patients and examine their lifestyles and habits. She is committed to supporting the body's inherent ability to heal using natural therapies to restore health.