Welcome

Welcome to Adept Nutrition Care. My name is Louise and I am a Brisbane, Queensland-based Dietitian Nutritionist, Accredited Nutritionist and Weight Management Coach, working in Private Practice and across various Brisbane Hospitals and Health Services.

I listen and I care. Let's work together to establish healthy eating habits that meet your health goals, budget, lifestyle and personal preferences.

Specialising in Online Nutrition Appointments for Busy People

Dietitians are tertiary qualified in food, nutrition and dietetics. Qualified dietitians have undertaken a 4 year course of study that has included supervised and assessed professional practice in public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management. Dietitians are also qualified to work in a private clinical practice, hospitals and the medical nutrition industry. They provide expert nutrition advice for people of all ages and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, food allergies, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, and overweight and obesity.

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)(Hons) obtained from the Queensland University of Technology, as well as Certification in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Bariatric Surgery. I am accredited with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and vice-convenor of the DAA Bariatric Surgery Interest Group. I am also an Associate Member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) and Diabetes Queensland.

Why choose an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery can give you a new lease on life but it can also be a very confusing time if you don’t know where to go for the proper support. It is not uncommon to have information overload. That is where I can help.

Bariatric Surgery Before & After

Before Surgery

  • Are you considering surgery and need to know how to best prepare?
  • Do you need some help planning your post-surgical food and drinks?
  • Are you still looking for a Surgeon?

After Surgery

  • Have you had surgery and simply want to check that you are eating right?
  • Have you had surgery and simply want to check that you are eating right?
  • Are you bored with food? Are you craving certain foods?
  • Or are you not seeing the weight loss that you were expecting and are looking for some advice to shift that plateau?

Planning to have a baby?

  • Are you planning to have a baby and want to know what your nutrition needs will be?
  • Are you nervous to gain weight during pregnancy?

You are not alone!

So, why is an expert Bariatric Dietitian an essential part of your team?

We are trained to understand the specific needs of a patient before and after surgery including how to obtain nutrients essential for good health.

We guide you through the before and after surgery dietary phases. We are aware of the nutritional implications of bariatric surgeries include the ability or inability to sufficient fuel your body with the necessary nutrients to achieve your health and weight management goals, the speed of which you can eat, the types of food you can eat, food behaviours, and liquid vs. solid meals.

We provide recommendations for food choices, portion sizes and eating behaviours, ensuring you maintain a nutritious diet specific for your choice of surgery.

We assist patients in developing practical meal ideas, menu planning and shopping, and quick and easy food preparation methods to help make their diets more interesting, enjoyable, and importantly, nutritious.

We help you to realise your weight management goals and provide techniques to help prevent weight regain. See my Services page for more detail.

I am passionate about supporting people (who have taken this big step), to achieve their goals and be as healthy as possible for the rest of their lives.

I always tailor consults to YOUR individual needs, ensuring each of my clients walk away with specialised information relating directly to their circumstances.

I consider everything from medical and nutritional needs, eating habits, food preferences, as well as your social and work life before we formulate a plan that will see you get the most out of your weight management surgery.

Knowing that some people have difficulty accessing support due to location, time or cost I offer a telehealth (phone or video) service Australia-wide.

To support you on this journey I offer a special all-inclusive Bariatric Package for clients undergoing surgery. Contact me today to ask about these packages or individual services.

Book a Discovery Call  

Click the button above to book a FREE 15 minute discovery call. I am more than happy to discuss my services and answer your questions over the phone.

If you want to slow or stop increased in weight year-on-year I can help. If you want to maintain a healthy weight, build muscle and lose fat, the best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more.

If you are ready for clear and practical expert advice, so you can start focusing your energy where it really counts, I am here for you with:

One-to-one counselling via. Telehealth in the comfort of your own home on your schedule, including weeknights and weekends.

Clinic-based visits are available at Smart Clinics Walton Bridge. Email communication in between appointments for your questions and concerns.

A personalised, realistic, flexible eating plan tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences Mindful and Intuitive eating.

As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working in Private Practice and Hospital and Health Services, I am highly experienced in assisting people to lose or maintain weight. I am also a certified Metabolic Jumpstart coach and an Optifast VLCD Accredited Healthcare Professional.

People who have digestive conditions or surgery that affect their digestive system usually have special dietary requirements. It is not uncommon to suffer nutrient shortfalls if you struggle with a digestive condition.

I am qualified and experienced in identifying these dietary requirements and working with clients and patients to achieve and maintain optimum health.

I provide specialist evidence-based dietary advice and written resources to support clients to manage their condition, together with their medical treatment.

Digestive Conditions Include:

  • Heartburn
  • Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GORD)
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Coeliac Disease

About

Louise Elvin-Walsh

Qualified Dietitian | Bariatric Surgery Nutrition (before & after) | Weight Management | Gastrointestinal and Digestive Conditions

Hi, I’m Louise, and I’m a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian who provides safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals (in health and disease). Seeing patients/clients for anything and everything in General Private Practice has necessitated having an excellent knowledge base and has provided me with a brilliant opportunity to utilise a large range of clinical skills. It is wonderful to observe improvements in my clients’ health and wellbeing, anthropometric and biochemical measures as well as receiving positive feedback from them about how they feel about themselves and their quality of life now.

My work in Queensland Health’s Hospital and Health Services has shown me the difference that a Dietitian can make to managing diseases at an acute stage. It has also made me extremely motivated to prevent chronic lifestyle diseases.

I truly relish the challenge of keeping up to date with all areas of clinical nutrition. However, I have a special interest in the following areas:

With a 17+ year background in Telecommunications, (more recently involving delivery of Dietetic Consultations via. Telehealth for a Tertiary Hospital), I have a proven track record for building rapport via. phone and video (as well as in person).

Supporting patients before and after Bariatric Surgery is a passion of mine. In an effort to explore ways for dietitians to support geographically remote patients' post-bariatric surgery I conducted a research project which culminated in the publication of “Nutritional monitoring of patients post-bariatric surgery: implications for smartphone applications” in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, United Kingdom in 2017.

In 2018 the Centre for Advanced Learning Medical Nutrition Therapy for Bariatric Surgery course provided me with the most up-to-date training in this area of nutrition and dietetics for bariatric surgery patients. I am also an Optifast® Accredited Practitioner and have training in Weight Management Psychology and Motivational Interviewing.

Thanks for visiting my website. I look forward to supporting you in achieving your wellness goals.

Healthy Regards,

Services

NOT SURE WHERE TO START? START HERE!

Before Surgery

Are you considering surgery and need to know how to best prepare? Do you need some help planning your post-surgical food and drinks?

Our 60-minute New Patient Evaluation Single Session Before Surgery will give you a FULL overview of where you are at and a solid plan for where you want to go!

INCLUDES:

  • Full evaluation of your food habits.
  • Nutritional assessment of your current diet.
  • Review of vitamins and natural health products.
  • One-to-one counselling via. Telehealth in the comfort of your own home on your schedule, including weeknights and weekends.
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours.
AUD$120 (60 minutes)

Book Here

AFTER SURGERY

READY TO BOOK YOUR NEXT SESSION?

Our 30 to 45-minute New Patient Review Follow-Up Sessions are highly recommended after you have completed your New Patient Evaluation Single Session Before Surgery to help you reach your goals!

INCLUDES:

  • Assessment of progress
  • Feedback on 3-day food and symptom (if completed)
  • Further tailoring of goals
  • Trouble shooting of tolerance issues (Ex. nausea, vomiting, difficulty with certain foods, constipation, diarrhea, etc.).
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours.
AUD$70-$95 (30-45min)

Book Here

ARE YOU CONSIDERING OR WAITING FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

  • Are you unsure about what to expect after surgery?
  • Are you confused by all of the information online?
  • Are you ready to start preparing yourself for life after surgery?

SURGERY IS A BIG DEAL. LET ME SUPPORT YOU!

  • New patient evaluation appointment (60min)
  • 2 follow-up appointments (45min each)
AUD$310 (3 sessions)

LET'S GET STARTED

LET ME SUPPORT YOU DURING THE FIRST 6 MONTHS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY!

  • Have you had surgery and simply want to check that you are eating right?
  • Are you looking for motivation and extra support?
  • Are you craving certain foods?
  • Are you wondering if you are getting enough protein?
  • Are you bored of eating the same foods?
  • Are you determined to make your surgery successful?

LIFE AFTER SURGERY IS HARD. I CAN HELP!

AUD$499 (8 sessions - 30 minutes each)

SET ME UP FOR SUCCESS

ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH WEIGHT REGAIN AFTER SURGERY?

“Weight regain must be considered a normal part of the post surgery journey and IS THE REASON to re-engage”
- Dr Helen Patroney. Retired AMOS GP
  • Are you looking for new recipes to get you excited about healthy eating again?
  • Do you need strategies for cravings and emotional eating?
  • Or are you not seeing the weight management that you were expecting and are looking for some advice to shift that plateau?

Surgery lasts a lifetime. Let's do this together!

AUD$395 (5 sessions)

Get me back on track!

ARE YOU PREGNANT OR PLANNING ON BECOMING PREGNANT?

  • Do you feel like your health providers do not understand your unique bariatric needs?
  • Did you know that you have different nutrition needs while pregnant?
  • Are you nervous about gaining pregnancy weight?

LET ME SUPPORT YOU WITH EXPERT ADVICE!

AUD$310 (3 sessions)

LET'S GET STARTED

Tell me more about tailored packages for Bariatric Nutrition Care See FAQ for other services

All work currently offered via. Telehealth

SINGLE SESSION

NOT SURE WHERE TO START? START HERE!

Our 60-minute New Patient Evaluation Session will give you a FULL overview of where you are at and a solid plan for where you want to go!

INCLUDES:

  • One-to-one counselling via. Telehealth in the comfort of your own home on your schedule, including weeknights and weekends.
  • Full evaluation of your food habits.
  • Nutritional assessment of your current diet.
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours.
  • A personalised, realistic, flexible eating plan tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences
AUD$120 (60 minutes)

Book Here

FOLLOW UP SESSION

READY TO BOOK YOUR NEXT SESSION?

Our 30 to 45-minute New Patient Review Follow-Up Sessions are highly recommended after you have completed your New Patient Evaluation Single Session to help you reach your goals!

INCLUDES:

  • Assessment of progress
  • Feedback on 3-day food journal (if completed)
  • Further tailoring of goals
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours
AUD$70-$95 (30-45min)

Book Here

Click: Tell me more about… Tailored Packages: Nutrition Support for Weight Management
Tell me more about tailored packages for Weight Management See FAQ for other services

All work currently offered via. Telehealth

SINGLE SESSION

NOT SURE WHERE TO START? START HERE!

Our 60-minute New Patient Evaluation Session will give you a FULL overview of where you are at and a solid plan for where you want to go!

People who have digestive conditions or surgery that affect their digestive system usually have special dietary requirements. It is not uncommon to suffer nutrient shortfalls if you struggle with a digestive condition.

I am qualified and experienced in identifying these dietary requirements and working with clients and patients to achieve and maintain optimum health.

I provide specialist evidence-based dietary advice and written resources to support clients to manage their condition, together with their medical treatment.

DIGESTIVE CONDITIONS INCLUDE:

  • Heartburn, Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GORD)
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Coeliac Disease

INCLUDES:

One-to-one counselling via. Telehealth in the comfort of your own home on your schedule, including weeknights and weekends

  • Full evaluation of your food habits.
  • Nutritional assessment of your current diet.
  • Trouble shooting of symptoms
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours.
  • A personalised, realistic, flexible eating plan tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences
AUD$120 (60min)

Book Here

FOLLOW-UP SESSION

READY TO BOOK YOUR NEXT SESSION?

Our 30 to 45-minute New Patient Review Follow-Up Sessions are highly recommended after you have completed your New Patient Evaluation Single Session to help you reach your goals!

INCLUDES:

  • Assessment of progress
  • Feedback on 3-day food and symptom journal (if completed)
  • Further tailoring of goals
  • Summary list of recommendations and tips emailed to you within 48 hours.
AUD$70-$95 (30-45min)

Book Here

See FAQ for other services

All work currently offered via. Telehealth

Tell me more about tailored packages for Gastrointestinal Health See FAQ for other services

All work currently offered via. Telehealth

FAQ

Yes phone and video (via. Telehealth) consultations are available and perfect for anyone living out of town, tied to their desk or just find it hard to make it to a Dietitians rooms.

  • Initial Consultation $120(60min)
  • Review Consultation $70(Standard - 30min)
  • Review Consultation $95(Long - 45min)

How to Book

Just choose the Telephone Phone Consultation option on the contact page and provide your phone number and email address in your message please.

Billing

Billing is completed PRIOR to the consult via. EFTPOS or BPAY. Details will be emailed to you along with your appointment confirmation.

Rebates

Medicare/DVA: Legally all consults need to be in person.

Private Health

You will need to check with your provider before your consult. For your reference the item numbers of note are 500 for an Initial Consultation and 600 for a Review.

How to Book

Adept Nutrition Care use Zoom Secure Video Conferencing software. Louise will be in contact to with some information on what to prepare.

Just choose the Video Consultation option on the contact page and provide your phone number and email address in your message please.

Billing

Billing is completed PRIOR to the consult via. EFTPOS or BPAY. Details will be emailed to you along with your appointment confirmation.

Rebates

Medicare/DVA: Legally all consults need to be in person.

Private Health

You will need to check with your provider before your consult. For your reference the item numbers of note are 500 for an Initial Consultation and 600 for a Review.

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You don't need a referral to see a dietitian to claim a refund from your private health fund.

Veteran Affairs patients and those on Chronic Disease Management (formerly EPC) plans do require a referral from your doctor.

A care plan is a plan prescribed by your doctor, when you meet certain medical criteria. This entitles you to five visits claimable through Medicare each calendar year.

We strive to provide an excellent and specialised service, with adequate availability that suits your timetable. Certain appointment times, particularly after-hours appointments are highly sought after. We do our best to ensure you won’t miss your valuable appointments by offering a free reminder service. We expect however that you respect that late cancellation of appointments or non-attendance disadvantages not only your treating practitioner, but other patients who may have been in great need of an appointment. Failure to provide as least 1 full working days’ notice of cancellation will attract a cancellation fee of $50 of your treatment charge. If you fail to attend your appointment, the full treatment fee will be charged.

It is not the aim to make profits from cancellation fees, rather to make sure those appointment times are kept available for others who need them. Failure to attend an appointment is unfair to other patients and take up the dietitian’s time unnecessarily.

Should you need to change your appointment, please contact the clinic as least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time to avoid paying the full fee. Chronic Disease Management (formerly EPC) will be billed our private consultation fee.

Consultations are covered under ‘extras’ in your private health fund. Check with your private health insurance to see if you are eligible. Refunds vary depending upon your private health insurance. Fees are payable at the time of consultation and Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Long consultations by arrangement.

On the spot private health insurance claims available for in-clinic appointments via. HealthPoint.

  • Initial Consultation $100
  • Standard Consultation $60
  • Couples Review $30ea

Item numbers of note are 500 for an Initial Consultation and 600 for a Review.

All consultations are free to DVA Gold Card holders. Conditions apply for White Card holders.

A $25 out-of-pocket fee for an initial consultation with a $52.95 Medicare rebate and $10 out-of-pocket for follow up consultations. Fees are payable at the time of consultation and Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

  • Initial Consultation $77.95
  • Standard Consultation $62.95

Medicare rebates do not apply for home visits on Chronic Disease Management (formerly EPC).

  • Initial Consultation $100
  • Standard Review $60

All Private, Medicare and DVA appointments need to be face-to-face to attract a refund from your private health insurance or Medicare.

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