Click on a question below to find the relevant answer. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.-What to expect during a Dietitian consultation?
During a Dietitian consultation you will be asked questions about your current diet, dietary requirements (if any) and relevant medical conditions (if any) to form a whole picture or your individual needs. Based on your individual goals and nutritional requirements, David will then form a personalised plan with strategies and eating guides to get you started.
At the end of your consultation David may recommend scheduling a review consultation depending on your situation- however this is up to the individual. If you are getting assistance for weight loss or other weight related issues you will only be weighed if you feel comfortable doing so. There will be no pressure to step on the scales.
-What to bring to your consultation?
If you have have private health cover please bring your private health card to receive on the spot rebates through HICAPS. For those receiving a Dietitian consultation as part of a ECP plan (GP referral), please bring your Medicare card for bulk billing.
A Dietitian consultation is recognised by most private health funds. Please contact your health fund to determine what rebates apply. HICAPS is available for on the spot rebates should this apply.
Unless you feel comfortable stepping on the scales you will not be weighed. There will be no pressure to step on the scales for anyone who feels uncomfortable doing so.
All Dietitian consultations provided as part of an Enhanced Primary Care plans will be bulk billed. To receive this you must first obtain a referral from your GP.
Currently phone and Skype Dietitian consultations are not eligible for rebates for private health funds or medicare. We do however provide this service at reduces rates and there are no costs associated with travel.
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice to both groups and individuals. They have sound university qualifications (minimum 4 years), undertake ongoing training and education and comply with DAA’s guidelines for best practice as well as DAA Professional Standards.
APDs are trained to assess an individuals diet in order to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s as well as overweight and obesity.
APDs are able to translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice about what to eat for better health.
If you are not happy with the service you receive simply tell us an you won’t be charged, no questions asked. This applies to the initial consultation only. Make sure you raise concern to the Dietitian prior to payment of your initial consultation. No refunds apply. This does not apply to bulk billed consultations as part of EPC consultations.