Dietitians (Dieticians) are qualified professionals whose skills involve providing expert dietary and nutritional advice. They translate the most recent scientific information about nutrition into practical dietary advice about what people should eat.
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
for eligible patients
Dietitians help with everything from basic nutrition education to weight loss or gain, healthy balanced diet, food allergies or intolerances as well as adapting menus for people with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and digestive problems or who are recovering from surgery.
Our Accredited Practicing Dieticians (APD) are nutrition experts who translates scientific evidences into practical advice.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a Dietitian. But, if you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Dietitians without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs. Any General Practitioner can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Dietitians.
How APDs help you
APDs are more than just experts who discuss weight loss dieting. They work across a variety of fields such as: research and teaching; community and public health; patient care; journalism; private practice and consultancy; sports nutrition; the food industry and other non-traditional dietetics settings.
APDs can help you improve your lifestyle and eating habits and typically work with doctors to help manage medical conditions, and dietary requirements, including:
- Nutrition and malnutrition support;
- High blood pressure, diabetes;
- Healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS);
- Gastrointestinal conditions: Food Intolerance and allergy, GORD, IBS;
- High cholesterol.
Ways APDs work with you
APDs are all about helping you become the healthiest possible version of yourself. They provide education and guidance and work with you to set goals, strategic eating plan and plans to suit your body and your goals.
Dietitians are experts in dietetics and provide their patients expert advice on nutrition based upon their medical and individual needs. Specifically, they are healthcare professionals who are licenced to assess, diagnose, and treat problems associated with nutrition.
Any recommended change to nutrition and diet is done on a case-by case basis. It involves assessing your individual needs and medical condition.
A Registered Dietician (RD) is required to meet specific academic and professional requirements including the completion of a bachelor’s degree with an accredited nutrition curriculum, followed by an internship at an approved community agency, foodservice organisation, or health care facility and satisfactory performance on a registration exam.
After this initial educational process, some will then choose to go on to specialist fields like sports, nutrition support, food allergy, paediatrics, oncological, gerontological, or renal nutrition.
How APDs work with you is they take a standard medical history, as well as your diet and exercise history and favourite foods and with this information they help patients to set goals and to prioritize.
Meal plans can be provided as well as a list of foods to avoid. To get the most out of this, follow up visits are required to maintain and monitor progress.