Nutrition Counselling
 Currently being offered virtually by 
 Zoom, FaceTime or Telephone Consult
Not familiar with these video communication tools? 
The dietitian will help you to set-up and use them easily.
Book an initial assessment and leave with a plan
1 hour / $120
Follow-up for further guidance and support
1 hour / $110
30 minutes / $65
Note: Some Extended Health Care Plans cover Registered Dietitian services. Now is the perfect time to be supported virtually if you have coverage. For some extended health providers I have the ability to direct bill (see below).

Now supporting you virtually on

FaceTime, Zoom or a phone consultation

 Goals of Nutritional Care

 

  • For management and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic health conditions

  • To optimize your health and nutritional status

  • To achieve a healthy body weight

  • Improving well being, strength and quality of your life

 

 When to Book an Appointment with the Dietitian

  • Prevention of chronic health conditions

  • Heart Disease

  • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides

  • Blood pressure management

  • Diabetes management (elevated HgA1C > 7%  or not to target),
    limited diabetes knowledge, pre-diabetes, abnormal blood sugar

  • Weight loss / gain - unintentional weight gain or loss, elevated BMI (Body Mass Index)

  • Difficulty following low sodium diet / fluid restriction

  • Poor dietary choices or unsure of what to eat and cook

  • Problematic eating, emotional eating, food cravings

  • Interactions and side effects of medications such as:

              Coumadin/warfarin and unstable INR (Vitamin K interaction)

              Potassium sparing/ depleting diuretics and low or elevated K (potassium) level

  • Gastro-intestinal issues - IBS or ongoing diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth or poor appetite

  • Kidney impairment with potassium, sodium or other dietary restrictions

  • Compromised ability to purchase and cook healthy foods related to:

              Limited ability and knowledge

              Fatigue or other physical impairments

              Financial constraints

  • Excess inflammation in the body or recent flare-up of gout

  • Iron or other nutrient deficiencies

  • Other nutritional concerns and questions

If you have extended health benefits, some of the companies (and others not listed) may offer coverage for Registered Dietitian services up to $500. Please verify your plan details with your insurance provider, each health plan is different. The highlighted insurers below may allow direct billing.

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • BPA

  • Canada Life

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

  • Cinup

  • Claim Secure

  • Clarica

  • Desjardins Insurance

  •  Equitable Life 

  • First Canadian Insurance Company

  • GMS

  • Great West Life

  • Green Shield Canada

  • IA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance)
  • Johnson Group
  • London Life
  • Liberty Health

  • Manulife Financial

  • Maximum Benefit

  • Sun Life Financial

  • D.A. Townley

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Other

 

If your plan does not cover these services, you can include the invoice with your medical expenses

on your income tax return. In British Columbia, Registered Dietitians are classified as an

“Authorized Medical Practitioner”.

 

 

Why is it important to have Dietitian Services as part of your health benefits plan?

Are you an employee? Here are some resources

Are you and employer?  Here are some resources

Registered Dietitian

Vancouver and North Vancouver

British Columbia, Canada

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