Perhaps you’ve been wanting the support of an experienced Registered Dietitian, but free time is limited. Whether it’s juggling a busy work schedule and home life, or the demands of young children or not wanting to waste time fighting traffic, a Distance Consultation solves this problem.
Whether you live across the city or on the other side of the country, Distance Consultations enable me to provide you with complete services without the need for an in-person visit. Distance Consultations means there is no need for you to schedule time off work or arrange childcare — and we still meet ‘face-to-face’.
I have been providing all aspects of services via Distance Consultation for more than a decade; from Complete Assessments and Nutrition Education Sessions and follow-up visits, to specialized clinical support. In fact, many folks that started to see me in-person often take follow-up services via Distance Consultation because it saves them travelling time and fighting with traffic and via Distance Consultations, they have the option of booking 6 half-hour sessions rather than 3 one-hour appointments which enables them to take only the services they need, when they need them.
I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, the College of Dietitians of Alberta, and the College of Dietitians of Ontario and am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada (except PEI). While I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, I am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.
How does Distance Consultation work?
The first things we’ll do is book an appointment to meet virtually via HIPAA-compliant video conferencing (or if you prefer, by phone). I’ll conduct the appointment the same way as if you were in my office and you’ll have my undivided attention and the same privacy as if you were sitting in my office.
For an assessment appointment (which is the first visit in a Complete Assessment Package / Meal Planning Package), I allocate an hour and a half (whether in-person or via Distance Consultation) to ensure that I have ample time to collect all the information that I need. If booking an appointment that long is a challenge, we can book two 45 minutes appointments, instead. People find these shorter sessions very easy to fit in over their lunch hour, first thing in the morning or after their work-day.
For appointments to go over your Meal Plan or a Nutrition Education Sessions on another topic, the session lasts an hour. Before our appointment, I will email you the documents that we’ll use and go through them with you during our call.
Just as you would in person, you’ll have time to ask me questions and clarify anything you want me to explain further.
Want to get started?
If you would like to book services via Distance Consultation please follow these simple steps;
1.(a) If you are in Canada and seeking my services as a Dietitian, please download and complete the Intake and Service Option Form available here, ticking off the box that you would like to consult with me via Distance Consultation (rather than in-person), then return the completed form to me at the email address indicated on the form.
(b) If you live outside of Canada and are seeking Nutrition Education Services, please use this form*.
* Please note that services provided to those outside of Canada are not Dietetic services, but for nutrition education purposes only. If you have complex health issues and/or take multiple medications, please consult with a Registered Dietitian in the state where you live.
Note: If you would like a password-protected form for emailing to me, please send me a note using the Contact Me form on the tab above and I will be happy to send you one.
2. Please let me know the days and times you are available for an appointment and I will email you one of those as an appointment time.
3. Once we have a time all set, I’ll send you an invoice for the services that you have selected, which you can then pay for online in the Shop on the secured server.
4. Finally, I’ll send you a receipt and confirmation of our appointment time, then we’re all set!
To make things less confusing, please let me know appointment times based on Vancouver, British Columbia (UTC-7 hours) time. You can refer to this site to convert your time zone to Pacific Standard Time (PST); www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html
If you have any questions, you can send me a note using the “Contact Me” form on the tab above, and I’ll be happy to reply as soon as I can.
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