Maggie Bradley is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Sports 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)
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.
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*.