What Do Dietitians Do?
Registered Dietitians help people with specific diseases and conditions. They also help people who want to maitain a healthy lifestyle.
The Dietitians at Access Nutrition have experience with a wide variety of health and wellness issues including:
- Weight management
- Heart health including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
- Food allergies and intolerances including celiac disease
- Digestive disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, IBS, constipation and diarreha
- Respiratory issues including COPD and asthma
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Diabetes management
- Home tube feeding
- Prenatal nutrition
- Children and adolescence nutrition
- Eating disorder assessment
- Seniorís nutrition
- Healthy lifestyle eating including computer nutrient analysis
In addition, the Dietitians at Access Nutrition have additional specialized knowledge about:
- Pediatric conditions
- Celiac disease and gluten intolerance
- Seniorís nutrition
- Wound healing
Making an Appointment
You do not need a doctorís referral to make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian at Access Nutrition.
When you call, you will be asked about the issues you want to talk about so that we can make sure you are matched with the best Dietitian for your needs.
You may be asked to fill in some diet assessment sheets and bring them to your appointment so that we can provide you with personalized advice.
Your first appointment will last one hour so that we can understand your current diet and nutrition goals and concerns, your relevant medical and lifestyle issues, and your current medications and supplements. Follow-up appointments, if they are needed, may be shorter.
We offer appointments at our office, where you live, or at other mutually agreeable locations. There is an additional charge if we come to you to cover our extra travel time and costs.
If you have significant medical issues, we may ask your permission to consult with other members of your care team, including doctors, pharmacists, and social workers so that we can provide you with the best advice possible.
Working cooperatively with your complete medical team is the best way for us to contribute to your total care.
Our services are not covered by OHIP but check with your group health plan provider. They often cover nutrition services provided by a Registered Dietitian. If you don’t have coverage, you can claim your costs on your income tax form as a medical tax credit.
Payment is due at the time of service and may be made with cash or cheque.
|Follow-up appointments *||$90|
|Computerized nutrition assessment||$150|
|Travel costs for appointments elsewhere in Waterloo Region||$20|
|Travel costs of appointments outside Waterloo Region||to be negotiated|
* If you need follow up appointments, discounted rates may be available.
Dietitian or Nutritionist?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a health professional with training in food and nutrition. They specialize in using scientific, medical and nutrition research information to create practical individual diets for specific conditions or healthy meal plans for people.
Registered Dietitians must be members of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and they must adhere to a specific code of ethics as they provide care to people.
All of the Dietitians at Access Nutrition are registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and they all have at least 20 years of experience delivering service to clients.
- Elizabeth Popham
- Julie Brittain
- Mary Lou St. Pierre
- Mary Wright
- Rebecca Frazer