Gretchen Broecker, M.S., RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. With more than 15 years of counseling patients on sound nutrition practices, diabetes management and weight control, CHPG High Country Healthcare is pleased to add Gretchen’s expertise to our patient care team.
Most recently, Gretchen served as Diabetes Educator and Program Coordinator for New West Physicians Diabetes and Nutrition Center, a Denver-based Primary Care group comprised of 16 clinics and 84 providers. In this role, she taught self-management and sound nutritional practices, helping her patients learn to grocery shop, count carbohydrates and manage daily detailed food intake and blood glucose levels, among other life/health skills.
Gretchen’s well-rounded experience also includes roles as a certified insulin pump trainer with Medtronics as well as serving as the diabetes subject matter expert in multiple clinic and hospital settings in Miami, Florida, and Longview, Washington. She is proficient in Spanish relative to health care.
Gretchen has led weight management groups for more than a decade and served as a lecturer/instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Center for Human Nutrition in Denver. She earned a Master of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Nutrition and Exercise Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Among other professional health organizations, Ms. Broecker is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
With her husband, Eric, the Broecker family includes three daughters. Together they share a love of the outdoors through activities like skiing.
Gretchen will practice at CHPG High Country Healthcare Frisco.