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Frequently Asked Questions

What is My Dietitian?
Why should I use an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) for my dietary advice?
Does My Dietitian provide nutritional counselling for a wide range of Special Diets?
How do I make a personal (face-to-face) appointment with the dietitian?
I don't have any special dietary requirements, but I just want to know whether my diet is well balanced?
I want to lose weight. What do I do and how much will it cost?
I have heart disease, but I also want to lose weight. What do I do?
What if I need on going dietetic support to lose weight, can My Dietitian give me that support?
What if I have a specific nutritional query, but it is not one of the noted services on the My Dietitian web site?
Our organization requires a Dietitian to give a lecture and provide nutrition information to our customers. Does My Dietitian provide this service?
As a Medical Practitoner (or other Health Care Worker), how do I refer clients to My Dietitian?
How do I make payments to My Dietitian?
What Health Care rebate can I expect to receive?

 

 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

What is My Dietitian?

My Dietitian is a registered business owned by Maya McColm who is a qualified and accredited dietitian-nutritionist with more than 12 years of clinical experience.

My Dietitian aims to provide personal, practical, professional and affordable nutritional advice via the Internet or personal face-to-face consultations.

The service aims to encourage long-term healthy nutrition and behavioural change as well as to improve accessibility and availability to professional dietetic services.

Our Mission Statement is: My Dietitian - For Optimal health and lifestyle.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Why should I use an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) for my dietary advice?

Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals who have the qualifications and expertise to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs need to meet detailed criteria developed by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). These include ongoing education to keep up to date with advances in health and food sciences and a commitment to a code of professional conduct.

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ABOUT THE SERVICES

1. Does My Dietitian provide nutritional counselling for a wide range of Special Diets?

Maya McColm is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with more than 12 years experience in a wide range of therapeutic areas of nutrition including:

  • Overweight and obesity
  • Diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance (type I and type II)
  • Cardiovascular disease (elevated blood fats and hypertension)
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition and weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (constipation, diarrhoea, diverticular disease, irritable bowel, coeliac disease and diets requiring texture modifications)
  • Eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia nervosa)
  • Renal diets
  • Antenatal and postnatal nutrition
  • Paediatric nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • General nutritional advice

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2. How do I make a personal (face-to-face) appointment with the dietitian?

Although the main focus of My Dietitian is to provide Internet nutrition counselling, a face-to-face nutrition counselling appointment can be arranged for local customers living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Home visits can also be arranged within the service area. For more information, see our Personal Appointments section or contact us to arrange an appointment.

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3. I don't have any special dietary requirements, but I just want to know whether my diet is well balanced?

The aim of My Dietitian is to provide all individuals personal, practical, professional and affordable dietary advice for Optimal Health and Lifestyle. We can computer analyse your diet (using a typical daily food intake record) to determine where your diet can be improved in line with your goals and requirements. More information »

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4. I want to lose weight. What do I do and how much will it cost?

My Dietitian provides a weight loss service. The Weight Control Program is tailored to suit your individual requirements and personal goals. Most Private Health Insurances will rebate on dietetic services. The level of rebate will depend on your individual private health insurance plan.

Initial and follow-up review appointments can be arranged by contacting us.

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5. I have heart disease, but I also want to lose weight. What do I do?

For Internet counselling, all you need to do is go to our Special Diets section and select "Cardiovascular Disease" as your special diet and fill out the forms accordingly. Your weight control goals are covered by the questions you will be asked on the forms where you are also given the opportunity to provide extra comments regarding your dietary requirements and health goals.

The Internet is also an efficient vehicle for effective communication; therefore any information that needs to be clarified or expanded on can be communicated via e-mail using this web site. During dietary counselling sessions it is common to have to deal with more than one special dietary requirement.

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6. What if I need on going dietetic support to lose weight, can My Dietitian give me that support?

face-to-face appointment (for local customers on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia), follow-up reviews can be arranged based on the extent of follow-up support required. This includes combined advice on meal planning and menu suggestions.

This will assist you in your understanding of how you can change your diet, but also offer advice on what foods and how much you require to reach your health goals.

To arrange follow-up, on-going dietary support, just contact us by phone or email. Follow-up face-to-face appointments can be arranged for local customers.

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7. What if I have a specific nutritional query, but it is not one of the noted services on the My Dietitian web site?

Under the "services" section there is a service for "Other" dietary services. This could include: article writing for magazines, giving lectures to organizations, analysing recipes or answering any nutritional queries. Or you can use the "Contact Us" section and send us an e-mail.

We will either give you a quote to provide the service based on an hourly basis, or endeavour to refer you to someone else able to assist you.

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8. Our organization requires a Dietitian to give a lecture and provide nutrition information to our customers. Does My Dietitian provide this service?

We can talk to your group about any dietary concerns. The talk will be targeted to your needs and may be disease specific, or on topics such as: how best to get your children to eat well?, or the healthy diet for older persons, just to name a few examples.

We can also write articles for your newsletter or magazine on nutrition related topics.

The costs of these services will be negotiated based on an hourly rate.

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9. As a Medical Practitoner (or other Health Care Worker), how do I refer clients to My Dietitian?

Referrals are welcome from all Medical Practitioners and Health Care Workers as well as self referred customers. To refer your client you can do one of the following:

(a) Send a referral letter to: My Dietitian, PO Box 1027, Buderim, Qld 4556.

(b) Fill out and send this on-line form.

(c) Phone 0408 431800 to make an appointment. We will e-mail you or send you a letter outlining your client's dietary management.

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PAYMENTS

1. How do I make payments to My Dietitian?

You can choose to pay My Dietitian using one of these 3 payment options:

(a) By providing your credit card details by phone or via a secure payment facility on this web site. My Dietitian accepts payment by Mastercard, Visa or Bankcard.

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(b) By sending a cheque addressed to:

My Dietitian
PO Box 1027
Buderim Qld 4556
Australia

(c) By direct credit to My Dietitian's bank account. If you choose this payment option, My Dietitian will contact you to give you the account details for the transaction.

For on-line consultations, you will be able to select your payment method towards the end of your consultation. Receipts can be provided upon request. The service cannot be delivered until payment is received.

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2. What Health Care rebate can I expect to receive?

Most private health insurances will rebate on dietetic services. The level of rebate will depend on your individual private health insurance plan. We will send receipts on payment if requested, and you will need to make arrangements with your private health insurance for your dietary consultation rebate.

You do not need to be referred by a medical practitioner to receive a rebate from your private health insurance.

Please note: Medicare does not rebate on dietary consultations.

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