FAQ

What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
Who can benefit from seeing a dietitian?
How can Nicole help you through your pregnancy?
Do I need a referral?
Can I claim through medicare?
Can I claim on my extras for Private Health Insurance?


What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are university qualified professionals who have the qualifications and skills to translate scientific research into practical dietary and lifestyle advice.  APDs undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure they are your most up to date and credible source of nutrition information. In Australia all dietitians are nutritionists but nutritionists without a further qualification in dietetics cannot work as dietitians.

Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She has a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as an Applied Science degree in Health Promotion. Nicole has been a member of Dietitians Association of Australia and an APD for over 15 years.


Who can benefit from seeing a dietitian?
Dietitians can assist individuals achieve better health and give advice regarding the management of many medical conditions including:
• Diabetes
• High cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Coeliac Disease
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you, like many others, have tried several diets in an effort to lose weight you may wish to learn more about a non-diet approach to weight management. Nicole will help you achieve and maintain a healthier weight without following a strict diet and while still enjoying food.


How can Nicole help you through your pregnancy?
Looking for clear advice on how to meet your nutritional needs during pregnancy? Are you confused about what you can and can’t eat? Nicole provides practical information that is tailored to your needs before, during and after pregnancy. Some areas Nicole can help with:
• Optimal health prior to conception
• Gestational diabetes
• Nausea, vomiting and poor appetite
• Reflux
• Constipation
• Vitamin and mineral recommendations
• Listeria and food safety
• Managing healthy weight gain in pregnancy
• Healthy weight loss after pregnancy


Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral to see the dietitian unless you are eligible for a medicare rebate.


Can I claim through medicare?
In certain circumstances medicare rebates may be available for clients who have complex needs and are referred by their doctor.  Ask your doctor if this applies to you.


Can I claim on my extras for Private Health Insurance?
You may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer, depending on your level of cover.  Some funds have very good dietetic rebates, so please check with your health fund to determine your eligibility.