We found 5 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling near San Pablo, CA.

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Dr. Wendy O Buffett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA

Dr. Wendy Buffett practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buffett include general care. Dr. Buffett is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Margery A Lackman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Suite 305
Richmond, CA

Dr. Margery Lackman's specialty is general pediatrics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lackman's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Lackman (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Louis Anton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 Vale Road; Suite 201
San Pablo, CA

Dr. Steven Anton is an adult cardiology specialist. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Anton's clinical interests include heart problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anton accepts. Dr. Anton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA

Dr. Kiran Narsinh is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Narsinh completed her residency training at California Hospital Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Narsinh is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Hemmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2160 Appian Way; Room 100
Pinole, CA

Dr. Sarah Hemmer practices general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hemmer is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hemmer is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Lead Poisoning, Attention Deficit Disorder



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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Food is one of the most basic resources our bodies use for growth and energy, tied intricately to our well-being. Not only can what we eat affect our health, but certain conditions can affect how well our bodies process food. Nutrition is the study of this complex interaction, and when patients seek the advice of an expert to help them manage food in their life, it is called nutrition counseling.

At the most basic level, nutrition counseling can be simply a talk with a family physician. Doctors receive training in nutrition as part of their education, and they are generally qualified to make recommendations about diet for their patients. Some doctors take a professional interest in nutrition and become experts by taking extra classes or studying nutrition in their practice. In general, however, complex nutrition guidance will be referred to a nutrition specialist, generally a dietitian.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts that have passed specific higher education, accreditation, and internship requirements. They may work in hospitals, nursing facilities, or private practices to provide nutrition therapy and advise patients about their health and diet. Like dietitians, nutritionists also work to counsel patients about food and health. Some nutritionists have degrees in nutrition or food science, but the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law. In the United States, anyone is allowed to call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of their education level.

Nutrition counseling can be useful for anyone who is looking to get to a healthy weight, manage a chronic illness through diet, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Some examples of issues that benefit from nutrition counseling include:
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Participation in competitive sports

During a nutrition counseling appointment, the provider -- doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian -- typically will look over your medical history and talk to you about your current diet, your goals, what kinds of food you like, and any problems that you are currently struggling with in your health or diet. Then the specialist will help you set food goals and create a customized plan to help you meet your nutritional needs. Nutrition specialists may also offer classes, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Their role is not to lecture you about what you should be eating, but to offer education and resources to make eating healthy foods easier.
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