Meet Our Dietitians
Andrea Kendrick, RD, LDN
Andrea Kendrick, owner of Andrea Kendrick, RD, LLC and Associates, is a registered dietitian (RD) licensed in the state of Tennessee.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Education – major: exercise science (2006) and Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology – major: nutrition (2009). She completed her dietetic internship completed through University of Nevada Las Vegas (2010). Andrea loves bringing her knowledge of physical activity and nutrition together to help clients/patients reach their nutrition goals through sound evidenced based nutrition and lifestyle strategies. Andrea believes in food-as-medicine as part of your treatment and prevention of disease. In her private practice Andrea has worked with a variety of clients/patients on their nutrition goals - she has worked with one-on-one client/patients, sports teams, employee wellness programs, and direct physician referrals.
Payton Turner, MS, RD, LDN, MBA
Payton is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Tennessee. She received her BA in Psychology from Bryan College. Recognizing the ties between mental and physical health, she decided to pursue her passion for nutrition and went on to earn her MS in Dietetics from Indiana State University and Masters in Business Administration from Bryan College.
Payton’s experience includes clinical dietetics in a hospital setting as well as involvement in community nutrition, creating and teaching lessons to children, college students and adults. Payton also works one-on-one with clients to create personalized plans that meet their nutrition and health goals through individualized and research-based methods. Payton has worked with a wide variety of clients including those needing assistance with weight management, chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, etc.) management and prevention, women’s health and more.
Katelyn M. Bianconi, MS, RD, LDN
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Katelyn earned her bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University, just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, and her master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. She worked as an ambulatory care dietitian at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, before moving to Knoxville in 2015 and working as Gastrointestinal Associates’ first full-time registered dietitian for 3 years.
Katelyn and her husband Jesse recently welcomed a son, Owen, into the world and she is now a full-time mommy.
Katelyn is registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and holds licensure as a dietitian with the state of Tennessee. She loves working with patients seeking to lose weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle. She is an expert in diet and diabetes management and also has expertise in working with clients with GI issues such as celiac disease, IBS and IBD.