At which locations do your Dietitians provide services?
Our Dietitians currently consult with clients at the following locations, however, we will be adding other locations to meet the growing demand:
- Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre (Forster)
- Intalink Therapy Solutions (Taree)
- Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service (Forster)
- Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service (Taree)
- Gloucester Medical Centre (Gloucester)
- Bulahdelah Hospital (Bulahdelah)
- Ochre Health Medical Centre (Tea Gardens)
- Williams Valley Pharmacy (Dungog).
How do I make an appointment to see one of your Dietitians?
If you have been referred by your doctor then they should have given you some referral paperwork including our contact details. Although the phone number varies from practice to practice, our central phone number - 1300 652 620 - is the best number to ensure that we can follow up your enquiry promptly.
What are your fees?
For the vast majority of our consultations there is no charge to our clients as we either bulk-bill the services through Medicare, or they are reimbursed by the Department of Veteran Affairs or other funding bodies. In some circumstances, where no appropriate funding body covers a consultation, then a fee ($120 - initial consultation then either $90 or $60 for review consultations) will be charged to the client - although most private health funds will subsidise consultations with an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
How do I access the online IBS programs?
There are 3 IBS diet programs available on the Gut Feelings website. These programs are based on the FODMAP approach. They provide all the information, tools and coaching you need to feel better now and also to keep you in the best of health over the long term. These programs help you treat and manage IBS or IBS related symptoms. The content covered in these online programs is equivalent to 8 face-to-face consultations with a Dietitian. This makes the programs exceptional value for money, with all the convenience of online services and the professional expertise of a qualified and accredited Dietitian.
How much is the FODMAP SWAPP app and where can I buy it?
This app, developed by Dr Kerith Duncanson, will make your low FODMAP diet trial a whole lot easier. The app was created in response to demand from IBS clients who wanted to quickly know what they could substitute for high FODMAP foods. The app should ideally be used in conjunction with dietary treatment from an accredited or registered dietitian, or in conjunction with the Low FODMAP Fortnight – the first of our IBS Diet programs. The app retails for AUD$2.49 and is available for download from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
I have heard that you are distributing Low FODMAP Pasta. Where can I purchase it?
If you follow this link you will be taken to our shop on our Gut Feelings site. Good Gut™ Pasta is Low FODMAP and is available to purchase online at $9.00 per packet (postage additional). Each 375 gram packet will feed a family of 4 people comfortably, so a suggested purchase of 5 packets will provide you with 5 family meals over the next few weeks.