Services - Laura O'Brien
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Services

Laura provides one on one counselling and medical nutrition therapy.

You can schedule an appointment without a referral.

Laura also accepts referrals from:

  • Medical specialists, including gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons
  • General Practitioners
  • Allied health professionals

Packages

FODMAP package  –  $450

For success on the low FODMAP diet and lifelong gut health you need advice from an experienced dietitian. A low FODMAP diet trial includes a 4-6 week exclusion diet, tailored to ensure adequate vitamin, mineral and fibre intake. Supervised FODMAP challenges help assess your individual tolerance level and optimize your long-term symptom relief and gut health.

Package includes:

  • Initial dietitian appointment
  • 4 review appointments at a reduced price.
  • Unlimited dietitian email communication between appointments.
  • Specialised FODMAP resources, meal & shopping plans.
  • Specialised assistance with FODMAP challenges.

Discuss with Laura at your initial appointment if this package is right for you. Check if you are eligible for a GP chronic diseases management plan for Medicare rebates. No refunds available. 

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Fees

Initial appointment (45 min): $180

Review appointment (30 mins): $90

Extended review appointment (45 min): $135

Individualised meal plan (on request after initial appointment): $90


Medicare rebates are available for individuals with a GP management plan.

Contact your GP to check if you are eligible.

Private health funds offer rebates for dietitian consults.

Check your policy with your health insurer.

Cancellations policy

Please provide 24 business hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.  Failure to attend an arranged appointment or to cancel with 24 hours notice may incur a cancellation fee*.

*Fee will be waived in exceptional circumstances as we understand cancellation is sometimes unavoidable. Discretion will be exercised in these cases.

Your appointment with Laura

Initial appointments

  • Thorough diet and nutrition assessment
  • Review of medical information, tests results or doctors letters
  • Review of food diaries
  • Up to date nutrition information for health or digestive conditions
  • Set goals and strategies to improve your diet and symptoms
  • Update letter to your doctor or medical specialist

 

Review appointments

  • Check progress of your nutrition goals
  • Review of food diaries

    and new test results

  • Problem solve the right food and meal ideas
  • Updates to your doctor or medical specialist

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Laura can assist with gastrointestinal conditions including:

  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s disease)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Functional gut disorders
  • Low FODMAP diets
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Liver disease (fatty liver and cirrhosis)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Ileostomy and Colostomies

Chronic Conditions

Laura can also assist with chronic conditions including:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Nutrition support
  • Nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Diabetes & pre-diabetes
  • Heart and cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol or Dyslipidaemia
  • Weight management