Hello GPs and Specialists!

We’re so glad you’re considering referring your patients to Choose Nutrition. Please, feel free to call us to talk about how Choose Nutrition might be of service to you and your patients.

Why refer to Choose Nutrition?

Our extensive clinical experience in large teaching hospitals means we are equipped to manage your patients’ acute or chronic nutrition-related conditions. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Weight and body image concerns
  • Chronic dieting and weight cycling
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Diabetes, diet-controlled and insulin dependant
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tlerance
  • Texture modified diets due to dysphagia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including IBS
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Chronic kidney disease and renal failure

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, Bulk Billing is unfeasible for a practice of Choose Nutrition’s quality and level of service. Patients with an Enhanced Primary Care Plan recieve a Medicare Rebate for planned visits to Choose Nutrition, though a gap fee is still payable. Our fees enable us to ensure that the care your patients recieve at Choose Nutrition is of the highest standard.
  • Written referral including relevant medical diagnoses and medications can be faxed directly to Choose Nutrition, or given to your patient to bring to their appointment
  • Patients seeing a dietitian as part of an Enhanced Primary Care Program must present with relevant Department of Health and Ageing allied health referral form
  • To enable either Meg or Tracy to consult your patient as part of their EPCP, please list “Choose Nutrition” as the provider
  • If prior financial authorisation is granted, Gold Card DVA clients are seen without a gap fee being charged
  • Please inform prospective clients of billing arrangements. Our fee schedule, including gaps for Enhanced Primary Care Plan patients, is here.
You will receive:

  • Written communication including a summary of assessment and intervention within two weeks of initial consultation
  • Phone or face-to-face case conferencing by request or as deemed necessary by Choose Nutrition, subject to availabilitys
  • Progress reports by request or as deemed necessary by Choose Nutrition
  • Written requests, with appropriate rationale, for any medical tests, investigations or interventions that Choose Nutrition recommends.
Your patients will receive:

  • Up to date, evidence-based nutrition education
  • Individual nutrition counselling sessions, empowering them to make required changes to achieve their health goals
  • Full clinical nutrition assessment, including physical, dietary, lifestyle and social factors
  • A nutrition care plan incorporating all relevant information. This may include medical history, biochemical data and psychological factors, as made available by other consulting health care professionals.

Does Choose Nutrition cater for paediatric cases?

Yes! Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians have special interest, additional training, and expertise in paediatric nutrition, including, but not limited to:

  • Managing diagnosed food allergies
  • Managing fussy eating
  • Iron deficiency
  • Infant feeding difficulties
  • NG and PEG feeding
  • Disabilities, including ASD
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Weight and body image concerns
  • Constipation
  • Failure to thrive
  • Identifying food intolerance

Choose Nutrition will only consult patients with eating disorders as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes a psychologist and when the patient is medically stable.

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