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dietician South Barwon Medical

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Maggie Bradley is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about empowering individuals with the knowledge to improve their health and wellbeing.

Maggie graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Health Science, Masters of Human Nutrition and Masters of Dietetics.

Maggie works closely with clients to develop an individual and realistic approach, whilst providing current evidence-based advice to assist in improving
management of medical conditions and overall health.

Maggie is committed to providing ongoing encouragement and support to assist clients to develop long-term health behaviour changes & achieve their health goals.

The areas in which she specialises in include:

  • Weight loss and healthy eating
  • Diabetes – Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes
  • Food Intolerance – Low FODMAP diet, Fructose Malabsorption, Coeliac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heart Health – Elevated Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome – Insulin Resistance
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sports Nutrition

What does a Dietitian do?

  • Understands and Interprets nutrition science
  • Assess people’s nutritional needs
  • Gives advice on diet and nutrition for general good health
  • Gives advice on diet and nutrition for specific medical conditions

Who should see a Dietitian?

Anybody can see a dietitian but those who may find it particularly useful include those:

  • Struggling to gain or lose weight
  • With pre-diabetes/insulin resistance
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (newly diagnosed or existing)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
  • Coeliac disease,
  • Crohn’s or
  • Ulcerative Colitis

When should you see a Dietitian?

A dietitian can see you at any time, whether you have been newly diagnosed with a condition
which involves dietary changes (e.g. Coeliac disease) or if you are after advice for general healthy eating.
If it is about food, a dietitian can help.

Rebates and Fees

Individuals with a GP Care Plan can claim $52.95 of the total fee from Medicare (see fee schedule below).

How do I receive a Medicare referral?

Under Medicare, GPs are responsible for managing the services offered to clients. If you have a condition which may benefit from nutritional intervention, your GP can provide you with a care plan. This allows you to claim a Medicare rebate for five sessions in any calendar year.

Do I need a Medicare referral?

Dietetics is available without a GP Care Plan or if you wish to extend your management beyond the Care Plan. Rebates can be claimed through private health insurance, depending on your insurance policy*.

Call 5243 1111 to make an appointment.

Service Full Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
GP Care Plan
Initial Consultation $75 $52.95 $22.05
Review $60 $52.95 $7.05
Private Patients
Initial Consultation $90 *Claim on Private Health Insurance Ancillary cover
Review $75 *Claim on Private Health Insurance Ancillary cover
Health Care Card Holders
Initial Consultation $75 *Claim on Private Health Insurance Ancillary cover
Review $60 *Claim on Private Health Insurance Ancillary cover

Onsite Hicaps means
1) Medicare rebates are deposited directly into your account the same day
2) Private Health Insurance claims are made on the spot and you only pay the gap fee

Consulting hours

Please call 5243 1111 to make an appointment.

Consulting hours