Dietitian

Olivia Morrison

PHONE: (03) 9704 6812

Our dietitian can help patients in regards to any of the following:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Malnutrition
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Medication – diet interactions & management
  • Dietary management of mood disorders
  • Athletes
  • Neurological & Neuro-muscular nutritional support
  • Management of eating disorders
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health

What can my Dietitian do?

Dietitian’s understand the body in regards to how food and drinks nourish your body. This includes understanding individuals with medical conditions which are affect by nutrition, or need to be treated with nutrition.

Seeing a dietitian can help individuals learn about how to maintain a healthy weight and plan nutritional diets. They can also assist individuals who have special dietary requirements.

A dietitian can assist with:

  • Diagnosing and treatment
  • Information & advice
  • Health-related information
  • Nutrition advice
  • Management of chronic & acute conditions

 

Ways to access a dietitian

You can book an appointment to see a dietitian without obtaining a referral. However if you wish, your GP can write a referral to support you with your visit to the dietitian. GP’s also refer patients as part of their Care Plan (for chronic diseases), they can also refer patients whom are eligible for the Life! Program.

 

Chronic Disease Management

A dietitian can help anyone whom has the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular Disease(CVD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Liver Disease(CLD)
  • Diabetes
  • CysticFibrosis

If you have another condition that is not listed here, enquire with our receptionists because there is a high chance that our dietitian can assist you.

Our GPs can refer patients to the dietitian for the Life! Program if they are applicable.

To be applicable:

  • AUSDRISK score ≥12
  • BMI score ≥25
  • Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment score ≥10%

*18 years or more and have previously been diagnosed with one or more of the following:

  • Pre-existing cardiovascular disease(Includes myocardial infarction, angina and angioplasty. Must not have been diagnosed within 3 months of program commencement)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Moderate or severe Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Familialhypercholesterolemia
  • Serumtotalcholesterol>7.5mmol/L
  • Systolic BP of ≥180mmHg or diastolic BP of ≥ 110mmHg
  • Impaired glucose tolerance (by FPG, OGTT or HbA1c)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

 

Pricing

EPC /TCA (Care Plan)
Patients are only required to pay the gap amount, Initial consultation – $30.00 gap
Review consultation -$15.00 gap

Private
Private patients must pay on the day, if they have private health they must show this on the day of the appointment and are required to pay the gap amount. Initial consultation – $100.00

Review consultation – $70.00

Life! Program
Participants of the Life! Program are not required to make any payment when they see the dietitian for their corresponding appointment as this is funded by the government.

2/3 Malcom Court Narre Warren 3805 PHONE: (03) 9704 6812 (all hours) FAX: (03) 9704 0509
EMAIL: admin@nwmc.com.au

 

Resources

Australian Government http://health.gov.au
Victorian Government https://www2.health.vic.gov.au
Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK) http://www.health.gov.au/preventionoftype2diabetes
Life! Program http://www.lifeprogram.org.au
Diabetes Australia https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au