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How can a dietitian help you to reach your health and wellbeing goals?
We all know the food we eat affects our physical and mental health, but when it comes to medical conditions and symptoms, many of us only seek medical treatment. However, nutrition and lifestyle changes can be powerful adjuncts to medication, especially for patients with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, gastrointestinal symptoms or conditions with symptoms that may be either exacerbated or alleviated by dietary choices, including food allergies and intolerances. Strategic nutrition can also help to alleviate unexplained symptoms such as persistent fatigue and headaches and may improve symptoms that haven’t responded to medical treatment. Whether you have a medical diagnosis or just wish to feel better, a dietitian may be the missing piece of the puzzle.
How it works
An initial dietetics consultation generally includes a diet and lifestyle assessment, assessment of medical status (including review of medical notes or discussion and review of biochemistry and relevant test results), assessment of your dietary and family history, lifestyle and home environment, and education, counselling and support towards desired behaviours and health outcomes. Follow-up appointments assess progress and provide further education and support to help you to maintain changes and manage your health long term.
Why see an APD?
When it comes to nutrition credentials, accredited practising dietitian (APD) is the gold standard. An APD is qualified to provide nutrition advice in the context of medical management and complex health settings. Along with a minimum completion of a four-year accredited university course, an APD’s registration requires that they undertake ongoing education and training to enable provision of the most credible, evidence-based dietary interventions.
Simple bookings and referrals
For private dietetics clients, a formal referral is usually not required. You can simply book a consultation by phone on (03) 9013 5987 book instantly on our website. For CDM (Medicare) patients, NDIS participants and those eligible for community programs including TAC, WorkCover, My Aged Care and DVA, your doctor can complete your referral or enrolment during your consultation here.
“Dietetics is most effective when it’s harmonious with each person’s goals and motivation, lifestyle, capacities and preferences and broader healthcare management. I am committed to person-centred care and providing tailored advice to best support individuals to achieve their health and nutrition goals,” says Soaring Health dietitian Melinda. This collaborative approach extends to consulting with clients’ other medical and allied health providers. “I believe strongly in a multidisciplinary team approach to best support clients in achieving their health and wellbeing goals.” -Melinda, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
If you can’t get to our clinics or feel more comfortable in your own home, our dietitians can provide online consulting. All you need is an internet connection to receive full clinical dietetics consultations via video at your convenience.
2 convenient clinic locations
Our two clinics are conveniently located and offer appointments to fit in with your busy schedule. We’re open 6 days with 8am-8pm weekday opening hours. Choose a clinic to suit you.
Located in: Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre
Address: 54 Main Street, Thomastown VIC 3074
Located in: Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre
Address: 60 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn VIC 3064
Templestowe Lower Clinic
Located in: Templestowe Lower Clinic
Address: 139 Williamsons Rd, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107
Fees, subsidies and rebates
The fees for private clients for standard 60-minute and 30-minute dietetics consultations are $194 and $80. Eligible private insurance policies may offer rebates on dietetics. Clients with a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan may be eligible for Medicare-subsidised consultations. NDIS participants and patients eligible for My Aged Care, TAC, WorkCover and DVA may be eligible for no-gap dietetics consultations.