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Please read through the following to see if it answers any of the common questions new clients may have. If you have any further enquiries, please dont hestitate to contact us via email or phone.

What does a dietician do?

APDs are qualified to advise individuals, groups and industry on nutrition-related matters. They also have the clinical training to modify diets and to treat conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances. How can you benefit from working with an APD? APDs provide a range of nutrition and dietetic services to assist health, food and education professionals in their work. These include: Assessing nutritional needs Developing personalised eating plans and nutrition guidelines Providing nutrition counselling and support Providing information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home Undertaking nutrition and food research Training health care professionals Developing nutrition communications, programs and policies Providing consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities.

What does an exercise physiologist do?

Exercise Physiologists are 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.

What is an "APD"?

An APD is a dietitian who fulfils the continuing education and professional development requirements of the DAA APD Program. The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) administers the APD Program and APDs are bound by the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics. 

APDs provide advice based on scientific evidence and have years of university training. When you choose an APD you can be confident that your nutrition advice is coming from a qualified nutrition professional.

For more information about DAA and the APD Program, visit the DAA website: http://www.daa.asn.au/

Do you have appointments available after hours?

Yes, we have appointments available both before and after working hours on most weekdays as well as appointments available on Saturdays. Please see our consulting times for more details.

Can you arrange for a home visit?

If you cannot make it into the medical centre at the scheduled clinic times, an after hours or home visit can be arranged. Fees for this type of consultation are dependent on your location and the travel time required to visit. Please call or contact us for further information. 

Are consultation fees claimable with Medicare?

Individuals who have been deemed eligible by their GP are able to have five allied health consultations bulk billed annually. To find out if you are eligible, you will need to speak with your GP. 

Are consultation fees claimable with Private Health Funds?

Yes, rebates are available from most private health funds although this is dependent on your level of cover. You will need to have 'extras' cover to be able to claim back consultation fees for dietetics or exercise physiology.


What are your consultation fees?

Please visit the services page and check the fee schedule for each type of service. If you are unsure what services you require, please contact us. 

How can I pay?

Fees are payable on the day of consultation by cash, cheque, credit card or Eftpos and we ask you to give us at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend. Individuals who have been referred with five allied health visits through their GP can be bulk billed.

About

Courtney Jarrett is a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Dietitian's Association of Australia and has been working in Brisbane for over eight years in private practice. She thoroughly enjoys Private Practice and am passionate about helping patients achieve their health goals. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) and Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from Queensland University of Technology and has completed further training in clinical dietetics, exercise prescription and business management. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Medicine through University of Sydney.

Courtney is experienced in a range of clinical conditions and have an excellent understanding of diet-disease relationships. She has worked extensively with weight management, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal disorders and sports nutrition issues. She has a particular interest in management of complex patients and likes to promote education and an outcomes-based approach. She ensures patients are assessed and evaluated regularly to review if programs are working for them and provides patients with individualised advice that meet their nutritional requirements while fitting into their lifestyle and family needs. 


Accredited Practising Dieticians (APDs)

APDs are qualified to advise individuals, groups and industry on nutrition-related matters. They also have the clinical training to modify diets and to treat conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances. How can you benefit from working with an APD? APDs provide a range of nutrition and dietetic services to assist health, food and education professionals in their work.

These include:

    • Assessing nutritional needs
    • Developing personalised eating plans and nutrition guidelines
    • Providing nutrition counselling and support
    • Providing information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
    • Undertaking nutrition and food research
    • Training health care professionals
    • Developing nutrition communications, programs and policies
    • Providing consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities.

 

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs)

Exercise Physiologists are 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.

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