Registered dietician | hillcrest, kzn
∙ Weight management
∙ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
∙ Irritable Bowel Syndrome
∙ Diverticular Disease
∙ Inflammatory Bowel Disease
∙ Digestive Problems & Reflux (GORD)
∙ Food Intolerances
∙ Medical Nutrition Therapy
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Discovery Vitality Nutritional Assessment
A Discovery Vitality Nutritional Assessment includes a 30 minute consultation.
In this consult, I measure your body stats, look at how you are currently eating and give you dietary advice according to your circumstances’, and/or any medical conditions. You will receive 1,000 Vitality Points!
Please Note: A Vitality Nutritional Assessment does not include an eating plan. However, if you like such, this can always be arranged.
Frequently Asked Questions
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wHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIETITIAN AND AN A NUTRISIONIST?
Many people think that dieticians and nutritionists do the same thing, and it is true that both professions are concerned with making healthy food choices in order to ensure proper nutrition. However, there are several key differences between the two:
Nutritionists specialize in the field of food and nutrition. They are responsible for the health and prevention of nutrition-related disorders of groups or the public, but they cannot provide individual therapeutic nutritional advice for medical conditions. They work in many areas, including schools, hospitals, catering companies and nursing homes, among others.
A dietitian is a health professional who has a four-year BSc university degree, followed by a certain period of practical training in different hospital and/or community settings. Some dietitians also have additional special interests within diet therapy, but all are experts in prescribing therapeutic nutrition.
Dieticians can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition-related problems at both individual and public health level, and can also help treat and prevent illness and disease.
The title “dietician” is protected by law, and in South Africa, all dieticians have to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) is a recognized and well-respected professional organization for Registered Dieticians. Follow this link to read more about what a dietician can do for you.
What is medical nutrition therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms through the use of a specifically tailored diet that is compiled and monitored by a medical doctor, physician or registered dietitian.
WHAT WILL A FIrST CONSULTATION COST?
The first consultation which lasts for 60 minutes costs R750.00 and a follow-up consultation R500.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR OTHER FEES?
Follow-up appointments last for 30 minutes at a cost of R500.00
Weigh-in appointments are 20 minutes at R350.00
If you have achieved your goal, in this case often weight loss or gain, alternatively a hefty fine of R500.00 is charged
This fee is negotiable! But needs to be motivating.
DO YOU ACCEPT ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES?
I am contracted out of medical aids, so patients need to settle for their appointment with me, via cash or card. Then claim their invoice back from their medical aid.
In-hospital patients do work differently, in that their service rendered is claimed from their medical aid and any shortfall therein, they are responsible for settling thereafter.
WHERE IN HILLCREST ARE YOU?
You will find me at the Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital. Contact me.