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

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

Dr. Wendy Buffett's medical specialty is family medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Buffett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Richmond, CA, Albany, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lackman accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology in San Pablo, CA and Fairfield, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Anton attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anton 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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Narsinh has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Narsinh's residency was performed at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Hemmer is a pediatrician in Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Pinole, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hemmer attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hemmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is closed to 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.