I am a Marin County native (hometown San Anselmo) and have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice in Marin with over 30 years of clinical experience.
Qualifications: My degrees, certifications and affiliations include:
- Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition, UC Berkeley
- Master of Science in Nutrition, UC Berkeley
- Registered Dietitian
- Certified Diabetes Educator
- Special Training Certificate for the Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
- Active Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Active Member California Dietetic Association
Clinical Experience: I have counseled thousands of patients for diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, celiac disease, gastrointestinal problems, underweight, kidney disease, low blood sugar, high triglycerides and childhood feeding problems. I provide dietary guidance for women for a low-risk diet for breast and ovarian cancer prevention.
I also see patients for eating disorders, osteopenia, osteoporosis, the post-surgery feeding problems of colon cancer, mouth and esophageal cancer, for the complications in some patients who have had bariatric weight loss surgery and for the swallowing and eating problems of patients who have had strokes.
In addition, I see clients who are perfectly healthy and want to improve their diets or optimize their eating habits. I see many athletic clients who want to maximize their available energy and recovery from exercise and build as much muscle as they can.
I am often told by patients that I explain complicated things in a clear way. My strong understanding of metabolism, and how it relates to medical problems, helps me explain to patients why and how dietary changes will help them with their problems.