Pleased to Have a Nutritionist Join Our Team
When you have cancer, your body needs proper nutrients and calories to recover from treatment. Yet, eating well can be difficult when you feel nauseous or don’t have the energy to cook. That’s where our new team member can help!
Param Panchal has joined the ECHO team as a nutritionist. He will partner with our team to educate patients and families, monitor patient nutrition, and support healthy eating through-out and post treatment.
Param received his bachelor’s degree in sport biology from Springfield College. He went on to graduate summa cum laude with his master’s in clinical nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. He served as a clinical nutritionist at the University of Bridgeport where he conducted and documented nutrition assessments for patients and developed personalized nutritional care plans and therapies for patients. He monitored calorie counts and recommended appropriate supplements for patients, as well as advised patients of all age groups regarding all aspects of nutrition. He also serves as a professor at Asnuntuck Community College.
With his extensive background in nutrition, Param can assist cancer patients and their families in developing a plan for good nutrition and help create a meal plan that promotes healing and minimizes side effects while undergoing cancer treatment. Param will be available to meet with patient when they are in the office.
We look forward to Param playing a key role on your cancer care team. He can be reached at (860) 886-8362.