Oroville Hospital Approaches Nutrition Hands On
Eating right and learning about good nutrition are important, whether you have a specific medical condition or just want to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Nutritional Therapy at Oroville Hospital is individualized care that applies nutritional science to your overall health. Registered Dietitians are health professionals who have a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, complete more than 900 hours of internship training, and are credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Your Registered Dietitian will develop a personalized meal plan for you under the direction of your physician. The Registered Dietitian works closely with your primary care physician and communicates progress, problems, and suggested solutions in your electronic medical record or by direct contact whenever the need arises.
Oroville Hospital offers a hands-on approach of nutrition therapy for individuals and their families. We strive to provide an individualized plan of care that fosters ongoing support for attaining the best possible outcomes. You or your doctor can arrange for nutritional counseling at any time to help you improve your diet and promote health, address specific medical conditions, or manage your weight. The Oroville Hospital nutrition professionals have the ability to identify and solve problems, and will start you on the path to a healthier way of life.
Oroville Hospital dietitians offer consultations for patients needing assistance with:
- Childhood weight problems – excessive weight gain or failure to gain adequate weight
- Adult weight problems – obesity and eating disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders – congestive heart disease, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides
- Cancer, chemotherapy and radiation related complications
- Blood sugar disorders – diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Food allergies
- Gastrointestinal disorders including gastrointestinal reflux, hiatal hernia, and ulcers
- Kidney disease – renal insufficiency or kidney failure
- Ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome
- Wound healing
- Other diseases and disorders – gout, electrolytes imbalance
Clinic Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. A referral is necessary to make an appointment. For more information about Nutritional Therapy, please contact us at Oroville Hospital by calling 530-532-8220.