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Nutrition Services

Nutrition consultations are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient by providing education, tools, and guidance in diet and lifestyle modification. Renal Dietitian specializes in Renal Nutrition, and CKD counseling. Our nutrition specialist can help you with CKD progression, diabetes control, hypertension management and weight loss, weight management.

Clients receive a customized and personalized diet counseling. Consultations are offered to individuals and care takers. Receive face to face Nutritional Counseling through motivational interviewing for behavior change. Our Renal Dietitians have a combined 60+ years of experience in the kidney field.

For a consultation with Chhaya Patel, MA, RD, CSR, Suzanne Lee, RDN, CSR, or Praveena Kumar, MA, RD please contact our office.

Chhaya Patel, MA, RD, CSR

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Education BS in Foods and Nutrition MS University, Baroda, India
Post Graduate in Dietetics MS University, Baroda, India
MA in Clinical Nutrition New York University New York
Experienced Renal Dietitian since 1979 - experience with HD, HHD and PD therapies
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Joined EBNMG December 2015
Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Gujrati

Suzanne Lee, RDN, CSR

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Education B.A. Sociology, University of California, San Diego
B.S. Dietetics, University of California, Davis
Dietetic Internship and Training, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey IL
Director of Clinical Nutrition Services at LAC+USC Med Center, 1991-96
Renal Dietitian of dialysis patients at Davita 1996-2019
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Joined EBNMG November 2018
Languages Spoken English

Praveena Kumar, MA, RD

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Education B.S. Clinical Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 2003
M.A. Family and Consumer Srvices (Nutrition Major), SF Stae Univeristy, SF, CA, 2006
Ayuverdic Wellness Practitioner Certificate, Keyala Ayuverda Academy, CA 2012
Yoga Therapist Certificate, Svastha Yoga and Ayuverda, Chennai, India 2015
Clinical Dietitian, AltaBates Summit Medical Center 2004-2017
Registered Dietitian, Lifelong Medical Care, Oakland, and Berkeley, CA 2018-2019
Registered Dietitian, iHealth Labs, Sunnyvale and San Leandro, CA 2019-2021
Owner, Founder, Nourish, Pinole, CA 2014-Present
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Joined EBNMG 2022
Languages Spoken English

Empower Kidney Health

The Empower Kidney Health (EKH) class is intended for people who are motivated to heal themselves, join with other patients, and learn about plant-based nutrition as a tool to reverse or delay kidney failure.

We have had many people dramatically change their kidney function after only 4 weeks of a plant based diet. However this change isn’t easy. After 6 years we have learned that patients benefit from support and group classes.

Empower Kidney Health Course Summary: $ 169.00 for 8 sessions. Medicare Co-pay

  •  8 weekly Zoom classes, lasting 1.5 hours.
  •  Learn how to delay or reverse your Kidney Disease with a whole food plant-based diet, change your microbiome to promote heart and kidney health, understand what causes kidney disease, learn how to avoid common nephrotoxins, and reduce stress/anxiety to promote healing in your life.
  • Group Support by a personalized Health coach and Mindfulness expert.
  • Interactive guidance with a Nephrologist and Nutritionist certified in plant-based medicine.
  • Includes 8 weeks of MedChefs Dietary application.
  • $169 dollar fee includes classes, MedChefs app, and personalized health coaching for 8 weeks. Medicare Co-pay for Physician group visits and Nutritionist visits.

Next Class Begins on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM

  1. Register On-line:
  2. Have an EBNMG Medical Assistant help you sign up today.
  3. Register now as class size is limited to 20 participants.