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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? All dietitians are nutritionists, but nutritionists without a dietetics qualification can not call themselves a dietitian. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs)

What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)? Accredited Practising Dietitians are university educated and qualified to deliver evidence based services. Recognised university qualifications are one of the things that sets APDs apart from nutritionists. If a dietitian holds the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential, you can be assured of their commitment to best practice. APDs are the only recognised nutrition professional able to provide dietetic services under Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and most private health funds.

What kind of patients do you see? Our dietitian specialises in women's health issues such as fertility, pregnancy, PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause & menopause. However, our dietitians take a holistic approach, which involves accounting for everything going on with you that is related to your health goals, age, lifestyle and more. As such, we are also able to support you with advice on weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, IBS (gut health), general healthy eating and more (just ask us).

What happens during an appointment? Our dietitians offer many services to suit your needs, including: • assessing nutrition needs • developing personalised eating plans for health conditions • providing nutrition counselling and support • educating on healthy eating and food preparation

Will I be given a meal plan? Some patients like to have a meal plan to help motivate them, and to stay focused. This approach is not for everyone. However, if a meal plan is something you fell will help you please advise the dietitian early in the consultation so that a plan can be tailored to you. We believe a tailored plan will give our patients the best opportunity to enjoy food whilst achieving their health goals. Note: development of a personalised meal plan takes a significant amount of time for a dietitian following the consultation and therefore incurs an additional charge of $250.

Billing - Medicare & Private Health Funds

Can I claim my appointments through private health insurance? Private health funds provide rebates on dietitian services for some patients. Please call your provider to check what your policy covers. If needed, we will provide you with a receipt after your consultation for claiming purposes.

My doctor has referred me through the Medicare EPC program, how much will I get back? Medicare provides a rebate ($58.30*) on some dietitian services for patients with an EPC referral form from their GP for chronic health conditions ONLY. We will provide you with a receipt after your consultation for you to claim through Medicare (App or in person). *Up to date at Nov 2023

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