Dietetic Services

What is Dietetics?

Dietetics is the science of nutrition, and dieticians educate you in health and disease. Our dieticians are qualified to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services, such as individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy, and food service management

At Ramsay Health Plus, our dieticians help you make  choices that result in better health and prevent or treat illness. They work closely with you to help optimise recovery following hospitalisation and can provide a range of interventions both before and after your hospital visit.

We provide guidance on managing diets to aid in the treatment and management of diabetes, food allergies, weight problems, cancer, heart disease, gastro-intestinal diseases and in significantly reducing the risk of developing chronic illness.

 

If you have health issues that require medication treatment, our registered dieticians can work with you to create a program that uses a healthy, sound diet to support the efficacy of your medicated treatment.

 

Benefits of Dietetic Services

Wellbeing

The benefits of dietetics advice can positively affect your overall health and wellbeing.

Health

A dietician’s priority is to ensure you are in optimal health, using dietetics as a single treatment or to support other treatments.

Weight management

Dietetics is often used as a tool to manage weight loss or gain, depending on your weight-related issue, with a long-term solution in mind.

Mental health

Introducing a healthy, holistically healthy diet has been proven to offer benefits that are both physical and mental.

Medication support

A healthy diet specifically created for you can help with the efficacy of your medication treatments.

Improved lifestyle

Introducing a healthy diet has a run on effect to making healthier lifestyle choices.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the Dietician’s Association of Australia, a nutritionist is a tertiary qualified nutrition professional that has the expertise to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. There is no industry specific assessing authority that assesses the qualifications of nutritionists who are not dietitians.

Dietitians are also qualified to provide this range of evidence-based nutrition services, but in addition, dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management. A dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

Dietitians provide the science of nutrition to the education of people in health and disease. They are qualified to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services, such as individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management.

Making the right dietary choices can help you achieve better health and prevent or treat illness. Dieticians work closely with our clients to help them optimise their recovery following hospitalisation. Our dietitians provide support for:

  • Diabetes management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight management
  • Pre and post-surgical care

In Australia, a referral is not required to be able to see an allied health professional such as a dietician, although it is often helpful for you to bring as much information about your health history as well as any specific medical or surgical details that relate to your reason for seeing a dietician. There are a few exceptions to this, where you will need to obtain a referral from your GP prior to attending our clinic. This includes:

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • CTP (Third Party) Road Accident Claims
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Claims
  • Medicare Claims (e.g. Chronic Disease Management referral)

Other Services

Diabetes Education

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Find an experienced dietician in your area today to begin a personalised program that focuses on a healthy, holistic, long-term effective diet that can assist in the treatment of a wide variety of health issues. 

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