With our nation’s focus on preventive care to avoid chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, the spotlight is on good nutrition. At Providence Southern California medical centers, our dietitians work with health care teams to counsel and educate patients on the best diet for their needs.
Our nutritional experts monitor, assess and diagnose nutritional problems and develop plans to help patients make the necessary changes.
Nutrition counseling covers a wide spectrum, from primary care physicians working with patients to develop lifestyle changes that include healthful eating to inpatient care that includes specialized programs to meet individual needs such as vitamin-deficiencies or special low-glucose or low-sodium diets.
It is important to follow your care team’s instruction for special diets, including avoiding foods that may counteract some medications.