NewYork-Presbyterian offers a wide range of services in the areas of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition. General internists, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals are available to help with weight management, lipid and lipoprotein disorders, smoking cessation, and other aspects of public health.
The Division of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is involved in clinical and research activities related to lipid and lipoprotein disorders, nutrition, diabetes and atherosclerosis, and vitamin A metabolism. Physicians in the Division see patients with lipid disorders and diabetes mellitus in the Arteriosclerosis Research Center, where they evaluate, diagnose, and treat individuals with diet and/or drug therapy.
The Institute of Human Nutrition, also located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, conducts, coordinates, and leads nutrition research and education, including preventive medicine programs. Physicians at the Institute of Human Nutrition hold appointments in over 18 departments within the Medical Center, the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, and various divisions of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Institute coordinates its efforts with other centers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, including the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Irving Center for Clinical Research, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and the Obesity Research Center.
The Hospital's Department of Food and Nutrition, based out of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, offers the Nutrition Consultation Service, which provides programs in weight management, weight maintenance, nutrition counseling, body composition and nutrient analysis, food preparation, and smoking cessation.
At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, preventive medicine also is championed by Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates in the Division of General Internal Medicine. This group of physicians is committed to providing complete and affordable family-oriented care to those who live in New York and its neighboring communities-with an emphasis on preventive care.