Need to see a Dietitian, although can't make the trip?

Our online nutritionist skype consultations are perfect for anyone living out of town, tied to their desk or who just find it hard to make it to our Tweed, Gold Coast or Lismore Dietitian's offices in Australia.

Amanda Clark is an industry expert with over 25 years' experience. She has been a media spokesperson for many years and has appeared regularly on morning shows and was the nutrition expert for Good Health Magazine over several years. All staff at Great Ideas in Nutrition are chosen for their knowledge, patience and ability to devise practical solutions that you will feel capable and even excited about implementing.

Amanda and her team have particular expertise in the areas of Weight Management, Bariatric Surgery, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fertility, Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and can assist with any nutritional issue. An initial Skype, phone, in-clinic or in-home consultation would involve reviewing your health history, clarifying your goals and working with you to devise a plan to achieve your goals.

Your History: Here’s where you tell us what life has been like for you to date with specific relevance to the problem at hand. We will send you forms to save time and give you a chance to think through the issues.

Clarifying Your Goals: This is critical to ensuring we’re working in the direction that you want to go. When the practitioner can’t be sure where you’re wanting to go, you can waste alot of time and money “driving around” never being quite sure if you’ve achieved what you wanted or not. Once you’ve defined what you want, we can help shape that vision, ensure it is realistic and set you on the right path to your destination. We can even navigate all the way along.

Devising a Plan: It is essential that you are involved in the construction of the plan. Every part of it needs to be practical and do-able, in fact it also needs to be enjoyable or the chances of following through with it and reaching that goal become depleted. We are big on the visual, so knowing that you are able to visualise yourself carrying out the plan is important to us. Where will you be eating, what will you be eating, how will you be eating it, are you looking happy about it, who are you with? All these things are the finer details of you moving towards your goals.

Monitoring: We all know we do better when we are accountable. That’s why we named our online package the Accountability Pack. You are far more likely to achieve your goals when you have us on your side and we get to redirect you, motivate you and acknowledge your achievements along the way. We also get to add new pieces to the education puzzle to help with your confidence.

Choosing between Skype or Phone

Skype is a free and simple program for video phone calls which works over the internet, saving money on phone bills. All you'll need is a simple webcam with microphone which can be purchased cheaply via electrical stores. Sometimes the quality of the connection can be poor for video and may proceed only by voice, but that also works fine. If you’re not confident about Skype, you can choose to phone us for your remote Dietitian appointment.

If the online Dietitian appointment is via Skype, you just need to let us know your Skype address in the notes section of your booking or via email. We will add you to our contacts in readiness for your appointment and call you via Skype at the appointed time.

Please note that Skype unfortunately does not guarantee the security of our service, so you may choose not to discuss sensitive issues via this medium. Just let us know there because there are more secure paid services we can make use of for your consultation.

We are registered with all private health funds, Medicare, DVA, and NDIS. At this time, Medicare and DVA appointments need to be face to face to attract a refund. Check with individual health funds regarding requirements. We require 24 hours' notice of cancellation for all offline and online appointments.

Practitioner
Consultation Type
Duration
Pay on the Day
Pay at time of booking or online
Amanda Clark
Initial
45 mins
$172
$146
Amanda Clark
Review
15 mins
$85
$72
Renee, Laura, Gillian
Initial
45 mins
$153
$130
Renee, Laura, Gillian
Review
15 mins
$77
$65
Any
Body Composition Test Only
5 mins
$33
$28

Note: All consultation, whether prepaid or pay on the day require 24 hours notice of cancellation. We will always try to accommodate late notice changes in time on the day and welcome a switch from in-person to phone where required - please ask.

Bookings

1. You can check our availability online, just choose your practitioner, select the service required ( initial is required for your first visit, for a significant new problem eg. New diagnosis of kidney disease or if it’s been over a year since you’ve attended a consultation) and you’ll see the times available. All online bookings are prepaid so you see the prepaid fees quoted above. You are also welcome to phone the office between 9.30am and 5pm QLD time to discuss your needs.

2. Please let us know the topic of discussion so that we may have our best resources at the ready - you can enter those details in the notes section of the booking form or discuss with our receptionist by phone.

3. Once your booking is confirmed you will receive some forms to complete. This will ensure your consultation time is not spent taking details and we can focus on the assessment and plan.

4. On your consultation day if you are attending in person, please arrive on time or 10 minutes early if you have been unable to complete your forms at home to bring with you. If you are a phone or skype consultation, please ensure your forms have been sent to us the day before. This may enable your practitioner to view them prior to the consultation time if possible. At your consultation time, be ready by your computer or telephone and your practitioner will call you. Please ensure we have your skype or best phone contact details in advance.

PACKAGES: After your initial consultation you may be invited to take advantage of a package of consultations. The dietitian will determine the recommended time and frequency of follow up and then recommend a suitable plan for ongoing accountability and management. These optional packages are priced around $500 and include multiple visits spaced over time and may also include specific products, resources or benefits appropriate to your situation.

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