What to expect from a dietitian
All standard appointments with the dietitian will be approximately 30 minutes, with extended appointments available on request. The dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health and lifestyle. These questions allow the dietitian to tailor an individual eating plan to your needs.
If you have a specific medical problem and have been referred to a dietitian by your doctor, the dietitian will work in close consultation with your Doctor, and may review blood and other test results to devise a suitable diet. You may be given written information to take home to help you achieve your healthy eating goals.
Follow-up appointments allow the dietitian to keep track of your progress and fine-tune your eating plan. The dietitian’s ultimate aim is to educate you on how to eat in a way that will keep you healthy, so that you can choose the best food on your own.
There are no rules governing the use of the terms ‘Nutritionist’ or ‘Health Coach’, which can be used by people with limited nutrition training.
Patients referred under EPC plans will be Bulk Billed for Dietitian services.