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Dr. Debra Yerike MD, MPH, RDN


Health Choice Nutrition Consultants
1959 Lake Boulevard
Apartment #227
Davis, CALIFORNIA 95616

Specialties
  • Heart Disease
  • Writing for Online and Print
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements
  • Surgery
  • Weight Management
  • Renal Nutrition
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Public Health
  • Wound Healing
  • Recipe Development
  • Nutrient Analysis
Work History

PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY Health Choice Consultants ?????? 1992-Present (Formerly Health Choice Nutritional Consultants) Provide nutrition expertise in corporate/pharmaceutical, Clinical, Outpatient and Community settings. Includes communicating with the public through phone and printed media; editing with application of clinical nutrition skills and knowledge. Clinical Dietitian???????? 1992 – 2000 Provided medical nutrition therapy in acute care and ambulatory care settings. Patient evaluation and interventions including chart review, clinical recommendations and nutritional counseling. Medical School: Saint Matthew’s University School of Medicine (Allopathic), Grand 2001-2006 Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Hackensack, NJ ? 1999-2001 Nutrition Coordinator/Assistant to the Director ??????? Directed three staff members who were responsible for site visits and patient interaction. Developed menus, programs and communications for Meals on Wheels and Senior Centers in Bergen County, ensuring appropriate delivery of food, adequate nutrition and nutritionally sound education for the geriatric population. Researched and developed the BID contract for food service vendor. Everest Health Care [EHC]/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY ? 1998-1999 Renal Nutritionist Provided medical nutrition therapy and counseling for outpatient hemodialysis patients. Evaluated renal laboratory values monthly and provided dietary and supplement guidance based on these results. Recommended IDPN (Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition) as required and advocated for insurance reimbursement on behalf of the patient. Hoffman La-Roche, Call Center Clinical Support Dietitian Marketing support for Xenical, a pharmaceutical non-systemic, weight loss product. Call center manned by RN's, when consumer questions needed more specific answers, advanced to me. Assisted in review of marketing materials as it related to food choices and weight loss. Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of New York??? 1997-1998 Community Dietitian Responsible for elderly outpatients that MD or RN deemed necessary to be evaluated and followed-up for nutrition intervention and counseling, in the Bronx borough of NY. Provided nutrition evaluation, counseling and recommendation for supplementation as necessary. Team focus on health care of this patient population. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,MN Executive Studies Program, MPH 1997 Columbia Fawcett Memorial, Port Charlotte, FL???? 1995-1997 Chief Clinical Nutritionist - Marriott Management Systems Supervised and managed 5 clinical dietitians at– a 220-bed, acute care and 30 bed SNICU -community hospital. [SNIU – step down from acute care]. Responsibilities included scheduling and employee work-hour submission for bi-weekly paychecks, chart review, continuing education of RD’s in Nutrition Support, etc., and quarterly training with Marriott Management Systems. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center [SJMC], Patterson, NJ 1994-1995 Renal nutritionist Outpatient Renal Dialysis Center associated with Montefiore Medical Center Evaluated renal laboratory values monthly and provided dietary and supplement guidance based on these results. Recommended IDPN (Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition) as required and advocated for insurance reimbursement on behalf of the patients necessary in the satellite dialysis center located in Wayne, N.J. Morristown Memorial Hospital [MMH], Morristown, NJ?? 1992-1994 Cardiac nutritionist Provided patient evaluation and interventions including chart review, clinical recommendations and nutritional counseling .for cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and orthopedic inpatients. Developed and presented nutrition classes for patients and their families. University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ Dietetics Internship Credential in Clinical Dietetics 1991-1992 University of California, Davis, CA BS Community Nutrition 1982 University of California Department of Nutrition??? 1978-1979 Lab assistant in Dr. Judith Stern's laboratory. Research on dark adipose tissue in rats, as it relates to obesity.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Saint Matthew’s University School of (Allopathic) Medicine, Grand Cayman Island, 12/2006 Masters in Public Health, Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 8/1996 Dietetics Credential, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 8/1992 Bachelor of Science, Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, 8/1982

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Qualifications
  • Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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