An appointment with a dietitian is well suited to an online environment. Here are some advantages:
- Accessibility to those people may not be able to attend the clinic due to work, family or carer commitments, remoteness, access to transport or mobility issues.
- The opportunity to make an appointment sooner with the dietitian of your choice at a time that suits you. Online appointments are available during and outside of business hours .
- Have easy access to the things you may want to discuss in the appointment such as medical results, lists of questions, pantry items or media articles.
For online appointments I use Zoom which is free and easy to install. Zoom software can be used on either Mac or android devices (PC, tablet or smart phone). During the appointment I will be able to make notes, draw diagrams, share resources and share my screen just as I would in the clinic. A copy of any resource, links, notes or diagrams used in the appointment will be emailed to you.
Please note that medicare and rebates not available for online appointments. If you are eligible for a health insurance rebate please confirm cover for online appointments with your insurer.