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