What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian provides Nutrition Services; they have met the education requirements to use this title and have the knowledge to translate food science information into everyday practical eating advice.
Our Dietitian is also a Certified Diabetic Educator who has passed the Canadian Diabetes Educator’s Certification Board (CDECB) Exam indicating a sound knowledge base in diabetes care/management and education processes.
What services does a Registered Dietitian provide?
Healthy eating choices promote good health at any stage of life.
Specialized nutrition therapy for conditions such as:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Nutritional deficiencies (anemia)
How do I get referred to the Registered Dietitian?
Our Registered Dietitian can be accessed via referral from one of our Primary Care Providers, or our Nurse Practitioner.
Please call our office at 905-898-2240 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
After Hours Care
If I am sick after work hours do I have to go to the hospital?
If you think it's an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. However, you should be aware that there are several alternatives for you and your family after hours.
For example, our Family Health Team offers extended hours Monday through Thursday. We would advise you to call us prior to visiting a clinic.
As an enrolled patient you also have access to the Telephone Health Advisory Service where a registered nurse will provide you with advice about what to do about your concern, and with your permission, report back to your Physician. (1-866-553-7205). This is an after hours service, which is available Monday to Friday, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weekends and holidays.
Telehealth Ontario also provides free access to a registered nurse 24/7 at 1-866-797-0000. A nurse can provide both health advice on a specific concern or general health information. They do not diagnose and do not replace your physician.