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What is the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist?
An Accredited Practising Dietitian is a qualified Dietitian and also a Nutritionist. Dietitian's are university graduated health professionals that have undertaken additional learning for medical conditions, pharmacology and hospital placement to legally be able to treat someone living with a medical condition
A Nutritionist can also be university qualified however it is best to ask for credentials as the term 'nutritionist' is unfortunately not protected meaning someone without the appropriate training can use this title.
Nutritionists do not undertake training specifically to work with someone with a medical condition.
When should I see a Dietitian?
Even though Dietitians are able to care for individuals with medical conditions, you don't have to have a pre-existing condition for a visit.
You can visit the clinic for nutrition education, specific dietary advice, or if you, a loved one or your GP have recommended seeing a Dietitian.
What can I expect from my initial consultation?
Click on 'private consultation' tab under 'services' to read about your consultation and what it involves. If you have any further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Private health rebates or Medicare rebates?
You'll receive a rebate from your selected private health insurance or medicare rebate if you have an existing contract with your private health insurance or if your GP has arranged a medicare plan based on your eligibility.
If you have a medical condition you will be eligible to receive a medicare rebate on a number of sessions.
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