Obesity is emerging as a health epidemic around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups.
Obesity is an excess of total body fat, which results from caloric intake that exceeds energy usage.
As Bariatric coordinator Lynette brings 10 years of experience. She has assisted hundreds of patients through the process of pre surgical preparation. Given Lynette’s experience & passion for bariatric patients and knowing the issues that obese individuals face she gives our practice the personal touch that they deserve. Lynette is always available to answer any questions you might have about steps to achieve your dream of weight loss.
Valarie Kane, RD
Valarie Kane is a Registered Dietitian and earned her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from California State University of Sacramento. While completing her dietetic internship at Oregon Health & Science University, Valarie acquired extensive experience in both adults and pediatrics working in an inpatient hospital setting, as well as with various outpatient clinics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the California Dietetics Association. She continues her education at various conferences and seminars throughout the country. Valarie has a special interest in gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, and weight management.
Valarie is currently working towards becoming a certified specialist in Adult Weight Management as well as Child & Adolescent Weight Management.
She enjoys traveling, new adventures, and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys teaching nutrition education and helping people achieve their goals through behavior change, diet modification and creating a healthy lifestyle overall.
Mania Deldar Doucette
Mania Deldar Doucette, MFTI, is a Registered Marriage Family Therapist Intern, Registration #73945, who is supervised by Leslie Baughman, LMFT Lic #41380. She received a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University Sacramento and graduated with honors. She has received high praise for her ability to connect with clients and help them to achieve their therapeutic goals. In addition to her academic coursework and practicum placement, Mania has completed internships at prestigious institutions such as UC Davis CAARE Center and Head Start.
Mania is experienced in working with individuals (children, teens and adults), couples, and families. She specializes in working with individuals who are overweight and/or compulsively overeat as well as their families. Her clinical emphasis utilizes an integrated approach of therapeutic modalities with a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).Mania is fluent in Farsi and is also Safe Zone Certified to work effectively with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) population.