Whetsell, Melinda

Metabolic Dietitian

Whetsell, Melinda

Melinda Whetsell is a registered dietitian with the Greenwood Genetic Center metabolic team. Melinda joined the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2002 from the
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control where she was a nutritionist for the Children’s with Special Health Care Needs program
for 10 years. Melinda has over 20 years experience providing nutrition services to children with special health care needs. She currently works out
of the Charleston office providing medical nutrition therapy for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism. She is responsible for nutrition assessment
and follow-up of individuals with inborn errors of metabolism at clinics in Charleston and Florence. She also provides follow-up and coordination of
nutrition services for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism between clinic visits. 

Melinda is a member of Genetics Metabolic Dietitians International, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics and the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. 

 

Contact Information

Office (843) 735-5088

Fax (843) 746-1002

mwhetsell@ggc.org

Education

  • M.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991
  • B.S., Food Science, Clemson University, 1989

Meet the Shenal Family

Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without...

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