Tammi Timmler is a registered dietitian
in Nutrition and Diabetes Services. She
sees a wide variety of patients. Some of
her patients have special dietary needs
because of epilepsy, diabetes, cystic
fibrosis or other chronic diseases.
“I can make a difference in the lives of
children and their families, and I really
enjoy that,” she said. “I try to listen to what
the child and parents have to say, then give
them my recommendations for what will
work best for their individual needs.”
She’s part of a multidisciplinary team
that works together to treat children and
adults with epilepsy. Many times these
patients benefit from the ketogenic diet, a special high fat diet that helps control epileptic seizures. Marshfield Clinic is one of four clinics in Wisconsin that use dietary therapy (ketogenic or modified Atkins diet) to treat epilepsy.
Tammi grew up in the Greenwood area. She earned her master’s degree in nutritional services from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is also a certified diabetes educator. She and her husband have two sons who keep them busy with school sports and other activities.