Melissa O’Brien, RD

Provider Type: Dietician

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 6-12

About Melissa O’Brien, RD

I completed my undergraduate and graduate work in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics at Illinois State University where I also completed my Dietetic Internship. Throughout my career as as a Registered Dietitian I have worked in the hospital setting as a clinical dietitian, clinical nutrition manager, and assistant director of patient services and in the community setting as the nutrition director at the Senior Services Center of Will County. Most recently, I worked as a retail dietitian at a local grocery store chain. I have also served as adjunct faculty and as a dietetic internship preceptor.

As a Registered Dietitian I enjoy applying my knowledge and past experiences to present clients with practical and easy to understand nutrition counseling and education. I believe that providing individualized guidance that aligns with the lifestyle, preferences, and beliefs of the client assists in reaching each person’s unique health and nutrition goals. I aim to provide information and suggestions that are relevant in everyday life.

In my free time I enjoy being active with my husband and daughters, spending time with my family and reading.

Areas of Treatment

  • Bariatric Support
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholesterol
  • Colitis
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Digestive Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Sensitivity
  • Geriatric
  • Gluten Free
  • Heart Health
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Postpartum Nutrition
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Vegan / Vegetarian
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Locations


    • BCBS HMO – DMG
    • BCBS PPO