Dr. Udayan Bhattacharya
Best Nutrition/Diet Care in Kolkata
Dr. Udayan Bhattacharya is a Consultant Clinical Nutritionist/ Dietitian in Kolkata. He has more than 15 years of experience. He is available for consultation in Jibok Polyclinic, Barrackpore. You can consult him on his residence, 57/2, D. Road, Anandapuri, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700 122. He is also available for consultation over telecommunication or Online.
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Who Am I ?
Dr. Udayan Bhattacharya, PHD
Dr. Bhattacharya has graduated from Rahara Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, formerly affiliated to the University of Calcutta. He has completed his Masters from Vidyasagar University. He joined Calcutta Medical College and Hospital as a Research Assistant and also completed his internship in several Clinical Departments as dietitian. He was selected by ICMR/WHO/UNICEF Organized Symposium-Cum-Training Programme for Developing and Capacity Building of Young Scientists Especially for North-Eastern Region for Carrying out research in the field of Food Science and Nutrition in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Indore. Later He joined the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Physiology, the University of Calcutta as a Research Fellow and has been awarded his Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition from the University of Calcutta with a specialization in Iodine Nutrition.
His current area of interest is Nutritional Endocrinology. He worked as a Project Fellow in Indian Council of Medical Research Task Force Study and attained meetings organized by Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, B. J. Medical College & Hospital, Gujarat, ICMR Head Quarter, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, The Government of India regarding the consumption pattern of carbonated soft drinks and its harmful effects on Indian population.
Dr. Bhattacharya has presented several research papers in national and international scientific conferences and published several research papers in various peer-reviewed esteemed academic journals of India and abroad. He is a life member of many national and international learned scientific bodies like
- Physiological Society of India
- Indian Science Congress Association, Association of Physiologists & Pharmacologists of India
- Nutrition Society of India
- Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology
- Indian Public Health Association, Society for Systems Biology & Translational Research
- South Asian Association of Physiologists
- Federation of Indian Physiological Societies, Federation of Asian
- Oceania Physiological Societies.
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What is the Difference Between Doctors and Dietitians?
Dietitian/Nutritionist Vs Doctors Are they the same?
If you’ve ever thought of turning your love of food, health, and vitality into a full-blown career, you may have heard the terms registered dietitian and dietitian. She may have heard that they are used interchangeably. But are they in the same race or are they completely different? Find out when we unveil the top four differences between a registered dietitian and a dietitian.
Dietitians are trained professionals who promote nutritional wellness and treat medical conditions through medicinal nutrition therapy. They often work with people diagnosed with chronic diseases and suggest dietary changes. For example, a dietitian can design a comprehensive eating plan for someone with diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity to better manage her condition. On the one hand, nutritionists focus on promoting healthy eating habits and a balanced lifestyle. They do not treat people suffering from diseases (such as diabetics, hypertensive patients). Instead, they work exclusively with healthy people seeking to improve their food intake and lifestyle by making better choices about the food they eat.
In many parts of the world, dietitians are highly regulated, as you must meet specific professional requirements and register with the appropriate body to be called a registered dietitian. You may even need to pass an exam and be licensed before becoming a dietitian. This is because dietetics is a medical and diagnostic field (identification of diseases and ailments) by nature. On the other hand, nutritionists are often not regulated by law and anyone can call themselves a registered dietitian. This can make it difficult to distinguish between those with adequate qualifications and those who are self-taught or have no real qualifications. As such, some countries have introduced the term “registered dietitian”, whereby those with a recognized degree in nutritional science can register with nutritional societies.
Dietitians often work in medical settings, such as hospitals and health clinics, where they conduct nutritional evaluations of patients and prescribe dietary changes to better manage and treat their ailments. Sometimes your functions can be expanded to include pharmacies, insurance companies, and other areas of the healthcare industry. Rather, nutritionists are often found in commercial settings, such as fitness and wellness centers, as well as supplement companies where they provide nutritional advice and create meal plans for clients. Other workplaces include health food restaurants and large companies with in-house cafeterias where dietitians develop healthy food menus. Additionally, you can find them working for government agencies to educate the public on the importance of a balanced lifestyle.
Can dietitians be called a doctor?
A licensed dietitian is a health professional who specializes in nutrition and dietetics who has earned credentials from a nationally recognized nutrition licensing organization. Although not all states require a nutritionist to be licensed, many insurance companies will not compensate for the services of a dietitian unless they are licensed and certified. While a dietitian is not a physician, a physician may also be a licensed dietitian. Here we will discuss the similarities and differences between nutritionists and doctors. As you probably know, a physician is a qualified medical practitioner who has earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Medicine (Ph.D.) degree. Also called physicians, physicians may focus their practice on certain types of physical / mental illnesses or disabilities, one of which may be nutrition. Physician duties vary greatly depending on their specialty, but may include evaluating client symptoms, diagnosing cases in clients, prescribing and administering treatment for clients, providing follow-up care for clients, referring clients to specialists when appropriate. necessary, collaborate with a doctor. team of health professionals in client treatment, prescription of drugs, maintenance of medical technology and the latest research.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Dietitian can individualize your nutrition counselling experience, taking into account your medical and family history, your lifestyle and preferences and help you achieve realistic goals to improve your health.
Depending on the goals you set with your Dietitian, you can increase energy levels, lose weight, build muscle mass, optimize your nutrition in pregnancy, lower cholesterol levels, prevent or manage chronic diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis, just to name a few!
A Dietitian is the only nutrition or weight-loss specialist to provide safe and effective nutrition counselling services. A Dietitian’s knowledge is based on a university education, current evidence-based research and clinical experience.
To start with, you need to come for a 1 hour initial assessment. At this session, the Dietitian gathers information such as your medical, social and diet history. Depending on the goals you set with your Dietitian, you may want to come back for follow up sessions to receive a detailed meal plan, diet analysis or for accountability and adjustment of your nutrition goals.
Diet control, exercise, lifestyle modification, and positive attitude.
Yup. It helps.
Low calorie and high fiber diet help may help. But the workout is a key part of almost every weight loss journey. Exercises that specifically target the abdominal area would go a long way in helping reduce belly fat.
It depends on the physiological or pathological conditions of your body. You can start a diet plan of a high protein low carb diet with moderate soluble fiber.
A ketogenic diet sometimes works well. But it depends on the physiological and pathological conditions of every person.Accordion Content