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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 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
Anna Muir Dietitian

Anna Muir, Dietitian

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, APD

Anna completed her Bachelors Degree at Monash University in 2012. Since then, Anna has worked as a clinical dietitian in both hospitals and in private practice. Anna enjoys sharing her knowledge and practical strategies to empower her clients to improve their health and relationship with food. Anna is available for Dietitian appointments at our Goonellabah (Lismore) location on Tuesdays – contact our team to check availability or book online.

Areas of speciality

  • Weight Management
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Emotional Eating
  • Disability
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

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.

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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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