Heather Smith, RDN, CSR, LD
Registered Dietitian &
Renal Nutrition Specialist
Heather has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years and has spent the best part of her career working in dialysis. Her experience working with dialysis patients, other renal dietitians, and nephrologists has given her the tools and knowledge to help people with chronic kidney disease before their kidney function declines too far. You can live a healthy lifestyle, eat delicious food, and slow the progression of your kidney disease by making the right food choices.
Recently, she has realized there is a great need for effective weight loss counseling, and has decided to offer this as an additional service. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight are an integral part of overall health, and she would love the opportunity to help you.
Heather is located in Beaufort, but can work with clients anywhere in South Carolina via telehealth or in her Beaufort office. She accepts Medicare for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Vanessa Connolly, RDN, CSR, LD
Registered Dietitian & Renal Nutrition Specialist
Vanessa Connolly received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The University of Maryland at College Park. She later completed her dietetic internship at The Medical University of South Carolina and became a registered dietitian nutritionist in 2003. Vanessa is also a board certified specialist in renal nutrition under the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Vanessa works in an outpatient dialysis clinic and has a passion for working with people on dialysis. She specializes in all stages of kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and plant based nutrition.
Vanessa is here to help clients understand what they should be eating to help their kidney function!
Fun facts about her: she loves true crime podcasts, running, cooking and the outdoors!
Vanessa is located in Charleston and can work with clients anywhere in South Carolina via telehealth. Vanessa is currently only working with clients paying out of pocket for her services.