1. Do I need a doctors referral to use your services?
    • No doctors referral is needed here. You can book directly with me, no need for a doctors referral. However, check with your insurance provider to see if they need a doctors referral for reimbursement of services cost.
  2. What is your cancellation policy?
    • Cancel your appointment up to 24 hours before. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice of your appointment, a fee of $40 for a 60 minute appointment and $20 for a 30 minute appointment will be charged.
  3. Can you direct bill my insurance plan?
    • YES! If you have Medavie Blue Cross or a plan under Telus Health, I am able to direct bill your insurance plan directly, along with check your coverage eligibility. Contact me today to check if you have Dietitian coverage on your plan.
  4. What is the difference between a Nutritionist & a Dietitian?
    • In Nova Scotia, a Nutritionist and Dietitian are the same thing. They are both protected terms reserved for use by Nutrition Professionals who are registered with the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association.
    • In other provinces where nutritionist is not a protected term, this could be anyone who decides they are able to dispense nutrition advice – which means they do not have a regulatory body who ensures the safety of the public. A Dietitian is a registered health professional who has completed at minimum a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and 1 year of practical training, along with having written and successfully passed an extensive national exam.
  5. What forms of payment do you take?
    • I can accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Cash or E-Transfer. Payment is due at time of appointment.
  6. Do you provide insurance receipts?
    • Yes. Once we complete our appointment, I will provide you with an official receipt you can use to claim the service with your insurance company (the services are also claimable on income tax so even if you don’t have coverage, save your receipt).
  7. What types of conditions can you help me with?
    • As a Dietitian, I am equipped to help you with a wide variety of health conditions including diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and so much more.
    • Additionally, as a dietitian I can support you in achieving healthier eating habits and a better relationship with food. I am here to personalize the evidence based nutrition resources for your needs.
  8. Do you offer meal plans?
    • I do not have pre-developed meal plans to send you, but rather I want to work closely with you to support you on developing your own personalized meal plan. We can work together to make your meal plan personalized for you so it’s sustainable and realistic for YOU. Contact me if you’d like more information on meal planning sessions and how I can help you.
  9. What does CDE mean?
    • CDE stands for Certified Diabetes Educator. These credentials are used by health care professionals who have specialized in diabetes care. In order to use these credentials, you must have written and successfully passed a national exam by CDECB and renew these credentials every 5 years.