There is an old adage, “you are what you eat”, and although this phrase may be old, it is still very relevant, not only in relation to general health and well-being, but also in relation to specific disorders and diseases. This is why Lakeview Clinic is incredibly excited to welcome our new doctoral resident, Andrew Akhaphong, MS, RD, LD.
Andrew is a registered dietitian at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia, Minnesota. He is currently working towards his Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition through Kansas University Medical Center. Andrew has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2014 and aims to increase awareness about the importance of registered dietitians being utilized in health care. He envisions interprofessional collaboration between health care providers and registered dietitians in order to improve patients’ continuum of care.
Dr. Jonathan Larson will serve as Andrew’s mentor during his residency at Lakeview Clinic. Dr. Larson has practiced Family Medicine at Lakeview Clinic since 1993. He is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine and has a particular passion for food as medicine. Dr. Larson and Andrew will be focusing on evidence-based integrative counseling for nutrition management in areas including gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. Andrew will also be exploring ways of recording patients’ nutritional habits as they relate to health in Lakeview’s electronic charting system.