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.Contact Us
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.
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.
I felt encouraged and also I felt positive with the way my consultant explained things to me. Thank you
Felt very comfortable with talking to Amanda. She helps supports me in all my needs and has helpful tips on food planing. All staff are friendly
I was pleasantly surprised during my first consultation and have enjoyed each visit since. Amanda’s knowledge is phenomenal and I really trust her advice. There is also a great range of products, tools and books to help keep you on track. Highly recommend Great Ideas in Nutrition.
wonderful, very helpful
Reception staff are extremely helpful and accommodating
Felt my knowledge of food and carbohydrates was enhanced
I feel supported and there is great information available to assist me in my journey
I felt very comfortable and received very useful information and advice from Amanda that I could realistically put into practice.
my experience was great and i was given some good tips to improve my calcium intake.
I felt very comfortable speaking with my consultant and did not feel that I was being judged at all.
Easy to deal with
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.