How a Dietitian can help
Our dietitians are registered with Dietitians Australia (DA) as Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD). APDs are qualified to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services, and have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management – particularly as this applies to the management of chronic conditions. These specialised skills and the APD qualification distinguish dietitians from other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of a nutritionist.
We provide dietary consultations for weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, cancer management, gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerances. Many of our clients are living with one or multiple chronic health conditions that can be well managed through sensible dietary adjustments. Our dietitians are trained to use health coaching and motivational interviewing techniques, which inform our person-centred approach to dietetic practice.
Where to find us
Our dietitians currently conduct face-to-face consultations with clients at the following locations on the NSW Mid North Coast:
- Macintosh Medical (Forster)
- Intalink Therapy Solutions (Taree)
- Access Health (Wingham)
- Gloucester Medical Centre (Gloucester)
- Ochre Medical Centre (Tea Gardens)
- Bulahdelah Community Hospital (Bulahdelah)
- Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service (Forster).
If none of these locations are convenient, when you ring 1300 652 620 to make an appointment you can request a phone or video consultation instead. In this instance, the dietitian will either phone you or contact you via video link (emailed to you) at the scheduled time for your appointment.
How to make an appointment
All our dietitians are registered with Dietitians Australia. We accept clients referred under Medicare’s Team Care Arrangement (TCA) program, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program, and those who are self-referred. Go here for more information.