“A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognised by national authority[s]. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.” - Dietitian's Association of Australia
Would I benefit from seeing a dietitian?
In short, yes. Everybody eats food, whether it is home made, take aways or delivered, and therefore everybody would benefit in some way from improving their diet.
Coastal Dietetics sees clients for both preventative measures and therapeutic measures when in the presence of disease.
While the door is open to anyone who wishes to discuss and improve their nutrition, dietary input is especially important for those with the following:
- Weight Management Issues (Gain, Loss, Maintenance)
- Food Intolerances (Diagnosed, Undiagnosed)
- Diabetes (Type, Type 2, Gestational)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Excess sugar intake
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol Levels or Imbalanced Cholesterol Levels
- Nutritional Deficiencies (e.g. Iron Deficiency)
- Coeliac Disease
- Trialling new diets such as Paleo, Low Carb High Fat or Clean Eating
- Physical Training / Sports Nutrition
- Unexplained symptoms such as Bloating, Irregular Bowel Motions, Reoccurring Headaches, Low Energy Levels, Fatigue, Moodiness and Brain Fog
Do I need a referral?
While referrals are accepted, it is not mandatory that you have a referral to see a dietitian.
If you have a chronic disease you may be entitled to an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral. An EPC referral will take off $52.95 per consultation up to 5 times per year. Ask your doctor today if you are eligible.
Do you accept Private Health?
Of course! If you have Private Health, bring your card along so that we can process it at the time of your consultation. If you forget your card, you can simply take your receipt to your health care provider for a rebate.
Dietitian rebates differ depending on the private health fund.
Please note that you cannot use an EPC referral as well as your Private Health in the same consultation.
How long are the consultations?
An initial consultation is 60-75 minutes, and a follow up is 20-30minutes. If you feel you need longer, please contact the clinic so we can set more time aside.
What are the costs involved?
Initial Dietitian Consultation (75mins): $145
Review Dietitian Consultation (30mins): $75
EPC Referrals are accepted however there will still be a gap to pay at the time of your appointment.
Private Health accepted, rebates subject to your provider.
Where is Coastal Dietetics located?
Coastal Dietetics practices from a couple of different locations on the Sunshine Coast, and hopes to expand into more areas over time.
GP Care Maroochydore - 32 Wises Rd, Maroochydore
Parkview Medical Clinic - 9/23 Lomandra Dr, Currimundi
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Phone / Skype Consultations