All appointments are now made at Barwon Consulting Suites, shop 10, 147 Marshalltown road, Grovedale, 3227 (Geelong). http://www.barwonconsultingsuites.com.au. (03) 5243 7773.
I am happy to see individuals, partners or family, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds, who live or work in the Geelong area and surrounds. This can be face to face appointments or via telehealth by arrangement.
Private Health Insurance Extras Cover usually includes consultation with a dietitian but there will probably be a small gap payment. Check with your fund for information about rebates.
I am a registered Medicare provider for Enhanced Primary Care arrangements for chronic conditions and for eating disorder treatment plans. Referral forms and plans are organised with the GP. The usual fee is due at the time and then the rebate is claimed from Medicare, usually at the time.
I am a fully credentialled eating disorder practitioner. Medicare rebates are available for 20 dietitian sessions for eating disorder treatment, eligibility criteria apply so discuss this with your GP or psychiatrist. Please note: There are recommendations about experience, further training and accessing clinical supervision for dietitians to work under this scheme ethically. I meet all these requirements and am listed with the major eating disorder services in this capacity but please contact me for further information.
Consultation involves detailed discussion about the presenting issues and what you are hoping for from treatment. An assessment may include not only usual food intake, eating behavior and lifestyle but importantly your relationship with your body and eating. How often you then see me we work out together.
The style is collaborative and respects you as the person who knows what will be most helpful in your situation. It is not all about knowing what to do, sometimes you just need someone to listen. Advice and practical suggestions, written material and specific guidelines are provided depending on your needs. Follow up plans are made together.
Specialised nutrition and behaviour change counselling for more difficult concerns is also provided.