Provide coordinated care for diabetes patients and outpatient nutrition services
Olivia Chapman, BSN, and Jennifer Lincecum, RD/LD/LN, have joined Orange City Area Health System’s patient care team to offer expanded services and a coordinated care approach to wellness, disease prevention, and maintenance. Chapman is the health system’s new Diabetes Care Coordinator. Lincecum is a Registered Dietitian, providing outpatient nutrition services through CK Consulting Inc. Together with Registered Dietitian Char Kooima, CK Consulting — who provides inpatient and senior care nutrition services – these professionals offer a team approach to personalized control of diabetes, obesity, and other health issues and chronic diseases.
Chapman received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Dordt College, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nursing Health Care Administration as well as becoming a Certified Diabetic Educator. Chapman joined the nursing staff at Orange City Area Health System in 2004. In her new role as Diabetes Care Coordinator, she will partner with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in the management of their diabetes. “I hope to coordinate care with individuals and our medical staff in a way that improves patient outcomes,” she states, “and to serve as a health coach to people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.”
Lincecum is a licensed Registered Dietitian in Iowa and South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Food Science from Iowa State University, and interned at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Lincecum offers medical nutrition therapy as part of the health system’s outpatient services, including diabetes education, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and eating disorders consultation. “I look forward to working closely with individuals — from those with diabetes to weight management issues — as well as with our medical staff to create healthy eating plans based on their individual nutritional needs and medical history,” reports Lincecum.
More information about Orange City Area Health System’s diabetes care and nutrition support services can be found at ocHealthSystem.org or by visiting with your family practice physician.