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How to Discuss Diet and Exercise Among the Kids

Written by Spencer Safty, River Bend Medical Associates, Nivano Clinical Nutritionist More than 90% of girls – 15 to 17 years – want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest. Discussing diet becomes a very delicate conversation as evident by the rates of increasing body image problems […]

Tips on How to Lower Cholesterol Levels

If you are like most Americans, you probably have an issue with high cholesterol.  High cholesterol levels can put you at risk for heart problems. When not addressed immediately it can trigger on additional health issues such as heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular issues. There are many contributing factors when it comes to high […]

Sacramento Peer to Peer Top Doctors for 2017 – Dr. Javid Javidan

Congratulations to our Urologist, Dr. Javid Javidan, for being the 2017 Sacramento Peer to Peer Top Doctors recipient! The winner of this prestigious award is nominated among the medical field and his peers. The physicians on this list cannot pay to be included on the list, and they cannot nominate or vote for themselves. Congratulations […]

Physician of the Year – Dr. James Willis

Congratulations to our Pain Management Doctor, Dr. James Willis, for being the 2017 Physician of the Year recipient by the Placer-Nevada County Medical Society! The winner of this prestigious award demonstrated a significant contribution to health care, a leader to the community and a true advocate for organized medicine. The Medical Society honored Dr. Willis […]

Announcement: Nivano Health and River Bend Medical Associate Partnership

Nivano is excited to announce that we have expanded our care capacity by moving forward with a partnership with River Bend Medical Associates. River Bend Medical Associates has a 25 year history of exceptional and culturally compassionate care. They place a premium on promoting the growth of the communities they serve. Nivano, from its founding, […]

The New War on Drugs

Written by James Willis, MD, Nivano Pain Management Doctor Prior to 2000, opiates were prescribed to control pain immediately after surgery, trauma, and for control of cancer pain. Opiates were not routinely prescribed for long term treatment of chronic pain. The oral opiates that were available were mostly immediate release and short acting, usually oral […]

Loving and Supporting People We Love

Written by Elaine Reynolds, RD, CDE, Nivano Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Chances are you or someone you love has diabetes or prediabetes. Over 45% of American adults have Type 2 diabetes or are at risk. It is an epidemic in the 21st century. Have you been to the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento for […]

The Nivano Journey

The Nivano Journey began way before the first clinic opened its doors. Our founder and C.E.O. Dr. Venu Kondle had been practicing medicine for the last 15 years when he noticed cost escalations, care gaps, and lower satisfaction by all that were involved in the healthcare system. When Obama Care became the law of the […]


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