Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your good health.
Sansum Clinic offers several options and programs for achieving a healthy lifestyle no matter what your weight loss goals. Speak to your doctor about the steps you can take toward achieving healthy weight loss — from our group classes or individualized health educators and nutritionists to our Doctors’ Weight Management Program or bariatric surgery.
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.
Our Health Education Programs are designed with you in mind. All are taught by professionals, include take-home materials and are available on an ongoing basis. They are free of charge or low cost and are open to the community. 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. Learn about all our Health Education programs or register online
Good Health magazine features three members of the Sansum Clinic Board of Trustees, Vicki Hazard, Janet Garufis and Julie McGovern. All three of these highly successful women have achieved their personal weight-loss goals through our Doctors’ Weight Management Program (DWMP). 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. The program offers several options tailored to your individual needs and our goal is to help you lose weight while teaching you the skills you need to manage your weight successfully long-term.
The Sansum Clinic Physical Therapy Department works closely with patients in four locations in the Santa Barbara and Lompoc area to improve function and quality of life even following an injury or illness affecting their physical wellbeing.
Our patients benefit from our comprehensive approach to weight loss that includes education and tools to prepare them for a successful journey and helps them achieve a lifestyle change that puts them on a life-long path to successful weight management.
Many athletes are drawn to our area because of the ability to participate in outdoor sports and other healthy activities year-round. In order to keep up and compete, your body needs the right fuel, so Good Health spoke to our registered dietician, Gerri French about the importance of diet and the emerging science of sports nutrition.
Healthy Recipe: Dynamite Date Balls
We've added a number of delicious healthy recipes to our website that were developed by nutritionist Gerri French, RD, CDE to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Including this one for Dynamite Date Balls.
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.