Conditions & Treatments
When you see a specialist at Overlake's Outpatient Nutrition Services, you can count on sound nutritional guidance. You will receive practical advice on what to eat to maintain your health or recover from surgery or an illness.
Your lifestyle, physical condition and food preferences will be considered in order to create a healthy, realistic eating plan. Typically, the nutritionist—a registered dietitian—will spend one hour with you during the initial visit. The need for follow-up appointments will be determined on an individual basis.
Nutrition counseling includes:
- Expert nutrition information.
- An individualized meal plan.
- Individually tailored educational materials.
- Information on nutrition labeling.
- Healthy recipes.
- Tips for eating away from home.
- Food shopping tips.
- Nutrition needs for appropriate growth of infants/children and adolescents.
Nutrition counseling is provided for a variety of health needs including:
- Celiac disease.
- Diabetes: Type 1.
- Diabetes: Type 2.
- Diabetes: Gestational.
- Failure to Thrive.
- Heart Disease.
- High Cholesterol.
- Kidney Disease.
- Weight Management.
The nutritionists at Overlake are registered dietitians and certified by the state of Washington. They are skilled at separating facts from fads and translating the latest medical information on diet and nutrition into practical uses.
Fees charged by Overlake’s Outpatient Nutrition Services are comparable to those of other hospital nutrition clinics in the area. When referred by a physician, many insurance policies cover nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian.
Medical Weight Management
Overlake's Metabolic & Bariatrics Clinic is dedicated to curing obesity through advanced surgery as part of a comprehensive program. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States (after smoking). However, less than five percent of people with severe obesity (80 - 100 pounds or more overweight) are able to lose this weight with exercise and dieting. When these efforts have failed, you and your doctor should discuss weight loss (bariatric) surgery, and whether it is right for you.
- American Dietetic Association: (800) 366-1655, eatright.org
- American Diabetes Association: diabetes.org
- American Heart Association: (800) 562-6718, americanheart.org
- National Cancer Institute: nci.nih.gov
- American Council on Exercise: acefitness.org
- Choose My Plate: choosemyplate.gov
- Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Foods, Food Science and Health: blonz.co
- International Food Information Council Foundation: ific.org
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA): nal.usda.gov/fnic
- National Osteoporosis Foundation: (202) 223-2226, nof.org