Award-Winning Gold Coast Dietitians & Nutritionists

Great ideas in Nutrition is an award winning practice of Dietitians and Nutritionists located on the Gold Coast/Tweed Heads and Lismore. The practice owner Amanda Clark is the creator of the internationally renowned diet plan 'Portion Perfection' designed for men, women and children. Want to know how to get in touch with our team? Simply click the button below to arrange a consultation with one of our Accredited Dietitians.

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Amanda Clark Nutritionist Gold Coast

Amanda Clark, Principal Dietitian

Bachelor of Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, Advanced APD

Amanda Clark is the principal dietitian at Great Ideas in Nutrition and has been practising since 1987. She is known for her practical ideas and concepts which culminated in the creation of the bestselling Portion Perfection – a visual weight control plan involving the portion plate in 2008. Amanda is the recipient of two national awards for her ideas including The Dietitian’s Association of Australia’s Innovation Award.

Amanda is available for Dietitian appointments at our Tweed Heads and Gold Coast Dietitian locations on scheduled days of the week – contact our team to find out her next availabilities.

Areas of speciality

  • Weight control including bariatric surgery
  • Digestive problems including IBS
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food & Mood
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy and Fertility
Carly Barlow Dietitian

Carly Barlow, Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, APD

Carly is an Accredited Practising Dietitian on the Gold Coast who takes a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle changes. She offers a non-judgemental approach to weight and food concerns and encourages people to become inquisitive about how food impacts their health, energy and vitality.

Carly specialises in bariatric surgery and weight management nutrition and is a co-founder of the Beyond Bariatric Surgery online course.

Carly currently works as a clinical dietitian in a hospital and has undertaken additional training in gut health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and eating disorders. She is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) and is Vice Convenor of the Dietitians Australia Bariatric Surgery Interest Group. Carly is located on the Gold Coast and is available for telehealth consultations only.

Areas of speciality

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight management nutrition
  • Gut health
  • Eating disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nicola Buster Dietitian

Nicola Buster, Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, APD

Nicola is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She completed her Bachelor (Honours) degree at the University of Sydney in 2012. She has moved from Victoria where she has working in private practice and clinical hospital setting and is skilled nutrition for bariatric surgery, weight loss, diabetes management, allergies and intolerances and eating disorders. She has experience in rural/remote and Indigenous health after living and working in outback NSW for 3 years.

Nicola aims to help her clients develop a healthy and positive relationship with food while achieving their goals. Nicola is available for Dietitian appointments at our Goonellabah (Lismore) location on Thursdays – contact our team to check availability or book online.

Areas of speciality

  • Weight Management
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes Management
  • Allergies & Intolerances
  • Eating Disorders
  • Indigenous Health
Update: as of March 28th 2020, Great Ideas in Nutrition is now eligible for Medicare rebates for both video conference and phone appointments. This is based on a decision from the Government to expand telehealth Medicare and Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) services for allied health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our online consultation service.

FAQs for seeing a Dietitian

If you're considering seeing a dietitian, there are important considerations to keep in mind. Considerations ranging from the costs involved, whether your dietitian is covered by Medicare, the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian, and lots more. With our Gold Coast dietitian services, we aim to deliver the highest quality service possible and have detailed some of the commonly asked questions below. If you have a question that isn't covered in our FAQs, please feel free to reach out to our team for more information using the form below.

Fees vary depending on level of experience and how specialised the area of nutrition is. For example all dietitians learn about weight management at university but certain dietitians develop additional skills after graduation and attend specialty conferences to ensure the most up to date strategies and methods. An initial consultation with such a professional would last 45 minutes or more and a typical fee to expect would be from $177. Review consultations may be 15-30 minutes with a typical fee from $87. Lower fees could be expected for less experienced or less specialised knowledge.

All Accredited Practising Dietitians are also Nutritionists. Dietitians undergo additional training in the application of nutritional concepts in health facilities and gain additional skills in treating illness as well as promoting and protecting health.

The recognised credential in Australia is Accredited Practising Dietitian or Accredited Nutritionist. These titles are recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. Some dietitians are Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitians which identifies them as being leaders within the profession.

All Accredited Sports Dietitians are also Accredited Practising Dietitians who have undergone additional training in the field of sporting performance.

Medicare offers a scheme called Enhanced Primary Care which assists those with a chronic health condition that requires multidisciplinary care, that is, support and assistance from several health practitioners. It is the role of the General Practitioner to determine eligibility. Qualifying individuals receive referral to specific allied health practitioners and may access a Medicare rebate for a number of visits per calendar year. The first step is to consult your Doctor and ask about a care plan assessment. Your Doctor will engage with you to consider all your health issues, plan an approach and set priorities and targets.

We would recommend reviewing the HICAPS list where you can check if your health fund is covered.

See our Gold Coast Dietitians

Great Ideas in Nutrition are the top rated dietitian Gold Coast practice. Make sure to take a look at some of our reviews on Google and also our average rating of 4.8/5 that we received after surveying almost 30 of our most recent client interactions. Our practice on the Gold Coast is located on the corner of Stuart St and Navigation Lane, which is actually in Tweed Heads but is very close to Coolangatta. We look forward to seeing you for your next dietitian consult. We do also offer online dietitian appointments if you're not able to visit our office in-person.

Our clients love seeing us

Operating since 1991, Great Ideas in Nutrition is a highly regarded Dietetics Consultancy based on the Gold Coast in Australia. We pride ourselves in our customer service and regularly receive glowing reviews and testimonials from our customers. As an example, we ran a survey of 28 of our most recent customers, receiving a score of 4.8 stars out of 5. Browse through some of the reviews from this survey of our Gold Coast Dietitian and Nutritionist customers below.

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Ready to book an appointment with our Dietitians Gold Coast? Booking is made easy by using the Appointment Setter form below. All you need to do is select a practitioner, the service item and location (or online if that's more convenient), and then you're all set to go. We include our hourly rates for different services and pricing below for transparency. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next Gold Coast Dietitian appointment with Great Ideas in Nutrition

 

A Quality Gold Coast Nutrition Service

For the optimum quality service we spend 45 minutes during the initial dietitian Gold Coast assessment covering the following...

  •   Review of your health history
  •   Assessment of your usual food & exercise habits
  •   Determining your goals
  •   Planning a course of action to achieve your goals
  •   Scheduling optimal follow up

You’ll also get reports on body composition and computer nutritional analysis. There are no additional costs for these services as they’re included in your consultation fee. To assist in your health management, a report is made back to your referring doctor soon after the consultation where appropriate.

Rebates or funding may apply from your private health fund, Medicare, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA), or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and can be processed at time of consultation. If you're looking to book a consult with one of our dietitians gold coast, please either use the appointment booking widget above or submit an enquiry in the form and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to discuss options with you.

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