Dietitians are the experts in nutrition and can provide practical nutrition/dietary advice to their patient’s specific to their lifestyle. Dietitians can provide dietary advice to paediatric and adult patients across a range of conditions and needs including, but not limited to;
• Diabetes (type 2, type 1 and gestational) • Cardiovascular disease • Obesity • Underweight/malnutrition/ excess weight loss/poor appetite • Cancer • Chronic Kidney Disease • Impaired glucose tolerance/Impaired fasting glucose • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease • Gastrointestinal disorders e.g. IBS, Coeliacs disease • Gastroesophageal reflux • Metabolic disorders • Pre and post bariatric surgery • Eating for health • Sport performance
A dietitian is available through the Wheatbelt GP Network to provide individual and group consultations. Regional Primary Health Services funding has been secured and is used to provide this service.
The Dietitian currently visits GP clinics in Goomalling, York (Diabetic patients), Beverley, Narembeen and Quairading.
From September 2010, the Wheatbelt GP Network is offering a private service in Northam. Patients can access the service privately paying a fee for the consultation or through Medicare with a Team Care Arrangement / EPC Referral from their GP. Contact the Dietitian by phone (08) 9621 1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Network aims to fill gaps in services offered throughout the region and has worked with WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt to identify the best method of delivery services.