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Nutritionists work with adult and pediatric patients who suffer from diseases where the only form of care is nutritional treatment (e.g. celiac disease and food allergies), or where nutritional treatment is crucial in terms of good care (e.g. kidney diseases, eating disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and cancer). Nutritionists are also responsible for nutritional therapy for neurological patients and patients who are at risk of malnutrition.

A nutritionist investigates the patient’s nutritional status and draws up an appropriate diet with regard to the patient’s disease and individual needs. In addition, the nutritionist supports and motivates the patient to follow the diet and helps him or her in challenging situations.

A nutritionist can be seen in specialist health care via a referral from Vaasa Central Hospital’s attending physician.

Telephone services and service locations

Central Hospital, nutritional therapy, switchboard 06 218 1111.

Malmin sairaala Pietarsaari, Kolpintie 7, 68601 Pietarsaari

Vaasa Central Hospital, Hietalahdenkatu 2–4, 65130 Vaasa

Therapy center Neliapila, Tammikaivontie 4, building 3, 65100 Vaasa