Sansum Clinic encourages you to eat healthy to stay healthy.
We have a number of departments and programs that address proper nutrition as part of maintaining your overall good health. Our Nutrition Department has branches at several clinic locations and maintains a staff of registered dieticians and certified health educators and other specialists that work with patients on an individual basis to help manage their diet as a part of treating conditions including chronic obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and pulmonary conditions, and for those fighting cancer. Our Health Education Department offers a number of classes and programs that teach you about good nutrition and can help you to make better choices regarding your diet. Your options range from our group classes or individualized health educators and nutritionists to our Doctors’ Weight Management Program or bariatric surgery.
Nutrition Counseling and Personalized programs
The Sansum Clinic Nutrition Department offers comprehensive nutrition services and Diabetes education to all patients with a nutritional concern or with diabetes at our multi-specialty locations in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Lompoc.
Programs include: Bariatric Surgery Orientation, Cholesterol Management, Diabetes Basics (in English & Spanish), Diabetes Blood Sugar Control, Insulin Users Peer Group, Neck & Posture Wellness, Nutrition Navigator, Pre-Diabetes, Stress Management, Weight Management Strategies and WomenHeart Support Group. Call (866) 829-0909 or visit us online to learn more or to register for a class.
Good Health Magazine
The Spring Issue of Good Health magazine celebrates Nutrition and includes many useful tips and interesting articles to help you maintain your good health. Look for it in your mailbox, pick one up in any of our Clinic locations, or download your digital copy from our website.
Chef Jamie West Believes in Great Food
…and lost 90 pounds on the Doctors’ Weight Management Program. Find out how he did it.
Healthy Meal from Chef Jamie West: Moroccan Chicken Kabobs
Healthy Eating Tips from the Doctors’ Weight Management Program
Doctors’ Weight Management Program (DWMP) is a medically supervised behavioral weight management program that addresses obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes (and pre-diabetes), metabolic syndrome, joint pain and other illnesses and conditions associated with weight management and obesity. Doctors’ Weight Management Program is located at 51 Hitchcock Way in Santa Barbara. Call (805) 563-6190 or visit us online for more information.
Emotions & Food: Why You Eat is as Important as What You Eat by Petra Beumer, Health Educator
Why do we eat when we are not hungry? Using food to feel better is very common and causes unwanted weight gain, feelings of guilt and a sense of losing control. Read the full article here.
The Healthy Wonders of Water
Here are seven reasons to make sure you're drinking enough water every day.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
The Sansum Clinic Bariatric Surgery program has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and was created to respond to the growing number of patients seeking to fight obesity and related chronic disease. Our providers offer integrated treatment through dietary, medical, surgical and educational intervention has contributed to patients' success. Call (805) 898-3472 or visit us online for more information.
Weighing Weight-Loss Options: The Sleeve Gastrectomy by Marc Zerey, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Marc Zerey discusses the many changes in Bariatric Surgery in the past few years.
Speaking of Health Series
Sansum Clinic is proud to partner with UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Speaking of Health series to present “The Search for Meaning in a Medical Life” a lecture by Abraham Verghese, MD, author of Cutting for Stone.
Health Resource Center: FREE and Open to the Community
Drop by the Health Resource Center for reliable answers to health questions in a private, comfortable place with trained staff. Browse the Internet, books, newsletters and videos on health. Get community resource information and registration for health programs. The Health Resource Center is located at 215 Pesetas Lane in Santa Barbara on the 1st floor across from the lab. Call (805) 681-7672 or visit us online to “Ask a Librarian” about healthcare related questions.