Celiac Disease Center

How We Can Help

The Kogan Celiac Center of RWJBarnabas Health offers comprehensive testing and treatment for Celiac Disease for adults and children. The Center is dedicated to providing expert services that include early assessment and diagnosis, treatment, education and support to improve the health and well being of those who live with Celiac Disease.

Meet Julianne Chlodnicki, RD

Julianne Chlodnicki, RDJulianne Chlodnicki, RD, Clinical Coordinator for The Kogan Celiac Center of RWJBarnabas Health, received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Montclair State University where she also did her internship. Her passion and focus is on education about Celiac Disease, especially those afflicted with the disease. She believes good health starts in the gut and through the consumption of high nutrient dense foods. Through providing great resources, consultations, and support groups, Julianne serves as an advocate to help empower Celiac Disease patients to become active participants in their own health care.

Services include:

Initial Screening and Diagnosis
Initial assessment begins with a review of the patient’s personal and family medical histories, conducted by our Registered Dietitian. If indicated, blood tests are conducted as an initial screening tool at the time of the visit. Medical diagnosis of Celiac Disease is confirmed through an additional GI procedure after appropriate physician referral. Clinical guidelines are provided for the patient and referring physician with recommended follow-up care.

Initial and Ongoing Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition counseling is provided to help develop an understanding of how to live well with Celiac Disease. The program includes a comprehensive initial one-and-a-half-hour nutrition counseling session and three follow-up sessions within the first year, with additional sessions to be scheduled as needed.

Support Groups and Education
An ongoing, monthly support group is provided, with community education programs and outreach offered on a continuous basis.

Physician Referral
Access to physician specialists, such as gastroenterologists, is available for patients as needed through our System. On-going communication with and monitoring by each patient’s physician helps to assure that nutritional needs are being met.

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