Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs may help with the treatment of a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s and disordered eating.
Nutritionists provide guidance with establishing healthy eating habits and meeting nutritional goals. Our nutritionists develop meal plans, educate on portion control and are qualified to prescribe special diets that may help with the treatment or prevention of diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Our Dietitian and Diabetes Educator is specialised in Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. Understanding diabetes and its seriousness is important.
Please present a Current Care Plan Referral by your GP, along with your Medicare card. A Care Plan is valid for the stated number of services (sessions) decided by your GP.
If all services are not used during the calendar year in which the patient was referred, the unused services can be used in the next calendar year.
However, those services will be counted as part of the five rebates for allied health services available to the patient during that calendar year.
Please note that our Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Allied Osteopathy may apply a fee (with rebate) only on the first consultation of the care plan. Please call for more information.
Dietitian, Diabetes Educator
Dietitians are primary care practitioners and you can make an appointment directly without a referral. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. In this case, the GP completes a special referral form to refer you to a dietitian for treatment.
Allied Osteopathy - Dietitan - Diabetes Educator - nutrition - Robina Gold Coast
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLINIC
osteopathy & massage appointments
Your initial consultation may take approximately 45 minutes. This will enable your dietitian to take a thorough history and supply you with the appropriate advice.
Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take approximately 15-30 minutes.