Deborah Richter, RD

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Deborah Richter, RD

Deborah Richter, RD

Deborah Richter, RD, CDE, CDN has been employed by Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus since 2002. She is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified dietitian/nutritionist. She teaches diabetes education classes and is the Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy Counselor. Debbie takes pride in helping clients reach their nutritional goals.

I lost 40 pounds in six months.

My A1c is down, my good cholesterol is up, my bad cholesterol is down, and my Triglycerides are now within normal.

Most of the changes were because of my new meal plan and learning about portion size. The nutrition counseling and instructions helped me to change my lifestyle.

When I saw my doctor, he was almost giddy with the positive changes.

– Ronald A.

Individual Nutrition Counseling

Clients are seen Monday through Friday, with later appointments available on Thursdays.

Please call (716) 891-2676 for more information on consultation fees.


How to schedule an appointment for outpatient nutrition counseling at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus:

  • Get a script or referral from your physician indicating your diet order and diagnosis code.
  • Call (716) 891-2676 to schedule your appointment.

On the Day of Your Appointment

The Dietitian’s office is located in Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus. Patients must register at the Outpatient Admissions Desk at least 15 minutes before their appointment.

Check with your insurance carrier regarding your coverage (if service is not covered by insurance, payment in full is due at time of registration).

Remember to bring your insurance card and your photo ID to your appointment.

Diabetes Education Classes

Diabetes classes are taught in four parts.

Persons meeting the following criteria should attend a diabetes education class:

  • Recently diagnosed with diabetes
  • Had a change in treatment or nutrition plan
  • Has not had a previous opportunity to attend class
  • Has difficulty controlling their diabetes 

Upcoming diabetes education classes are listed on our events calendar. For more information or to register, call Health Connection at (716) 706-2112.


I have lost 20 pounds since January.

I saw my doctor last week, and I believe he was amazed. My A1c went from 7% down to 6.2%. My blood pressure is down to 116/72 (mmHg). I cut my bad cholesterol exactly in half. The good (cholesterol) stayed the same. So I am progressing as planned.

I want to thank the diabetes classes and Debbie Richter for her time and advice.

– Ken G.

I lost 90 pounds.

After 15 years of taking blood pressure medicine and 7 years of diabetes medications, I'm off it all.

Deborah Richter's nutrition counseling set me on the right track.

– William Henry