Meet Our Providers

Kansas City Dietitian

Bethany Frazier, MS, RDN, LD

Owner, Registered Dietitian 

Hi there, I’m Bethany, the owner of the Kansas City Dietitian Collective.  When I opened up the practice in 2015 as a solo dietitian I realized there was a gap in healthcare. I wanted to provide customized nutrition that allowed me to get to actually know my clients and their unique needs. Since then I have carved out my little corner of Kansas City specializing in healthy living and digestive health. Many clients show up at my door find me because they realize they’ve tried it all and still nothing is working for them, that’s where my expertise in personalized nutrition kicks in.

I’m no stranger to digestive issues of my own. After the birth of my third child and third round of antibiotics for mastitis I never thought I’d get better. My doctor suggested daily miralax or offered Linzess prescription.  With the help of my trusted healthcare team I was able to craft a customized plan for me that is sustainable and keeps my digestive symptoms at bay. 

I have called Kansas City home for over 20 years. My husband and I have made our home here with our three children and our rambunctious pup. 

As the Kansas City Dietitian, I coach individual clients, provide corporate wellness opportunities,  serve as a media spokesperson and course blog every once in a while. My specialities are: IBS, the Low FODMAP diet, GI Issues, picky eating,  sports nutrition, and weight management (mindful eating).

Contact Bethany to get started on your journey towards better health.

Bethany is an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Cigna, and Humana.

For new clients Bethany is available Tuesday-Thursday. 

Schedule your session with Bethany.

Cara Glenn, RD, LD 

Registered Dietitian  

After spending a summer in high school watching far too much Food Network and teaching myself to cook, my love of food and nutrition was born. I played NCAA Division 1 soccer studied dietetics at Missouri State University (Go Bears!). I completed my dietetic internship at University of Houston. After that, I moved to Wichita, Kansas, got married, and our seemingly nomadic life really took off.
 

I like to joke that I have become solar powered after living in deserts for the last 10 years. We lived in Phoenix for over 6 years and most recently Dubai, United Arab Emirates for 3 years. We are new to the Kansas City area, but hoping to stay for many years to come and raise our two girls here.

While I love to try new foods and recipes, I believe in keeping food simple. Cooking and eating should be enjoyable experiences, not something that adds more stress to our lives. I’ve worked in a variety of settings as a dietitian, but one thing has always remained the same- how can I help as many individuals as possible reach their goals. I specialize in weight management, general nutrition, childhood nutrition, meal planning, and healthy lifestyle changes. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Book your appointment with Cara here.

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Erica Tangeman, RD, LD, CPT 

Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer 

My journey into nutrition started because of my love of sports. I played nearly every sport growing up in a small town in Northeast Kansas. It became apparent to me quite quickly, how important properly nourishing my body was to performing well. This fueled me to study both exercise science and dietetics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

During college, I started to have my own health struggles involving GI and hormonal issues. All I was ever offered was more prescriptions that most definitely did not “fix” my problems. This led me to find personalized nutrition and functional medicine. I found that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to health. I like to constantly ask why and dig to what is at the root of the problem. From there, I can individualize
nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to get you to living a vibrant, healthy life according to you and your unique body!

One of my favorite things to do outside of work is creating recipes and cooking. I get so much joy being able to share my yummy creations with others. Food is the great connector amongst all of us. I believe it is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated, not a daily source of stress.

I specialize in general nutrition and meal planning, gut health, hormonal issues, and making healthy lifestyle sustainable changes to get you living your best life. I look forward to helping you along your health journey!

 
Book an appointment with Erica  here 
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Emily Winokur, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

My interest in nutrition started at a very young age. Growing up, I witnessed my mom suffer from a chronic disease with no cure, my brother was the pickiest of eaters, and I myself encountered a series of GI and health issues that other healthcare practitioners dismissed. After feeling helpless with my health and the health of my family, I began to look beyond the traditional medical model. In this, I discovered the importance of nutrition in health, and how a root-cause focused approach may be the answer to many of our concerns. Through nutrition and lifestyle changes, we were able to alleviate the symptoms (and picky eating) that were affecting each of our day-to-day lives. I realized, through improving our quality of life with nutrition, that I wanted to be able to offer these services to others by becoming a dietitian.

Years later, after many years of studying and exams, I graduated from my nutrition program and have found myself in one of the most rewarding roles, working as a clinical dietitian in the neonatal intensive care unit. While initially starting my professional career working with adults in the hospital, I quickly swiveled my attention to working with infants. Seeing nutrition’s significant impact on infants’ weight gain and growth, and my ability as a dietitian to provide targeted recommendations in these areas, cultivated my interest in pediatric nutrition beyond infancy and in what way I could offer support to all kids.

Outside of my time as a dietitian, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, sipping on tea, eating ice cream, exploring new restaurant spots, and ice skating!

I offer specialized counseling in pediatric nutrition (infant through age 18) as well as general adult nutrition. I deeply care about others and offer a judgment-free zone when discussing nutrition. I would love to hear your story and help you (or your kiddos!) on your (their) health journey. Book an appointment with Emily  here

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Lisa Zane, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian 

I fell in love with the science of nutrition while studying psychology at The University of Kansas. I wanted to learn as much as I could about how the food I ate would impact my body. It became such a passion of mine that I knew I wanted to spend my career sharing my excitement for nutrition. After completing my degree is Psychology at KU, I went on to complete my degree in Dietetics at Kansas State University. 

I am a Kansas girl, born and raised. My mom grew up on a farm in one-stoplight town in the middle of Kansas. All of my siblings are currently working in the agriculture and food industry. My brother worked in the cattle industry for years and now works directly with farmers, supplying their feed. My sister works with 4-H in Johnson County. My husband and I started our family in 2019 with the birth of our son. He is the absolute light of our lives.

I bring 10 years of experience to the Kansas City Dietitian team. In that time I have worked in hospital, physician office and virtual coaching settings. I also spent more than 7 years in a retail dietetics where I taught cooking and meal prep classes in addition to providing individualized nutrition counseling. I specialize in weight management, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the prevention and treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes.  

My philosophy in nutrition is that there is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in connecting with each client to uncover their personal path to reaching their goals. I look forward to meeting you!

 
Lisa is currently full and accepting limited new patients by request only. To find out about how to be on Lisa’s waitlist please Contact the Kansas City Dietitian.
Lisa is an in-network provider with United, Cigna and Humana.