Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

Is it beneficial for a person with arthritis to seek the help of a doctor or nutritionist?

Dr. Williams discusses the benefits of a person with arthritis seeking the help of a doctor or nutritionist. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


If you have arthritis, it is beneficial to seek the help of a doctor or a nutritionist, both to learn more about your specific condition and also to learn how your diet affects your arthritis, according to Premier HealthNet(PHN) physicians.

By talking to a physician, you can find out which type of arthritis you have – osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, or inflammatory arthritis, the PHN physicians say. This is important because the treatment is different for different kinds of arthritis.

Talking with a nutritionist can help you determine what foods to include in your diet to help decrease inflammation, according to PHN physicians. A nutritionist also can let you know which foods to try to avoid.

For more information about seeking help from a doctor or nutritionist about arthritis, talk with your physician.

Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason