Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Nutrimed healthcare clinic for treating childhood obesity and overweight
by Sehgal, Nishek, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 60; 10105277
Abstract (Summary)

The prevalence of overweight and obese individuals has been a critical issue which has caused a worldwide concerns for the health threats, since it is burdened due to several linked diseases. This business plan proposes the establishment of a for-profit health clinic named NutriMed that provides a quality care and is mainly patient centered. This clinic provide the care to decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the children of the ages 5 to 19 years. The functioning of this clinic is based on Barlow et al approach for prevention and treatment of obesity using the multidisciplinary team effort, which consist of physician, dietitian, exercise expert, nurse and behavioral therapist. The goal of this health clinic is to improve the health in the Los Angles community especially for children. This is done by identifying the priorities and striving for a patient-centered and evidence based approach to care. While this plan acknowledges the challenges in serving indigent populations, the clinic will contract with Medi-Cal and commit to continuous fundraising efforts to remain financially sustainable in order to improve the health of vulnerable Angelino’s children.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Gotz, Cindy, Lawrence, Henry O.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management
Keywords: Childhood obesity, Health clinic, Los angles, Patient centered
Publication Number: 10105277
ISBN: 9781339687636
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