Your initial consultation will involve me taking your case which will involve questions around your health history. This may appear lengthy however some of the seemingly irrelevant details may relate to current health concern. Questions are asked in a non-judgemental manner, please do not feel that you need to be embarrassed about your habits. For your initial consultation please allow an hour of your time.
Together we will formulate treatment goals that will improve the presenting symptom. We will work with all aspects of your health: diet and lifestyle. I will formulate a menu plan and lifestyle recommendations that will assist you achieve your goals. For example, you may wish to reduce symptoms of bloating and nausea or reduce the impact of stress on your health.
As a registered nutritionist I may request blood tests to support your treatment. Pathology is requested to assess nutritional deficiencies; however often physical presentation can also be indicators of imbalances. Your nutritional status is key to understanding your presentation of symptoms. For example, vitamin D deficiency presents symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you do have recent blood tests, please bring them along as they are useful in understanding your health history.
As part of a complete treatment protocol I may prescribe a range of supplements. I do try to keep supplementation to a minimum as complicated treatment plans increase costs and reduce compliancy. Supplements that are prescribed are strictly practitioner only and TGA approved.
On your follow up appointment we will review how your treatment plan is going and whether you are able to comply with the key objectives. We assess if you are feeling an improvement in symptoms and establish long term goals.
Long term you may see me as you need just for maintenance or as new conditions may arise with your health. I consider my treatments to compliment allopathic medicine, it does not need to be a one or the other.
I look forward to meeting with you and together improving your health and wellbeing.