Skype and Phone Consultations
Distance Naturopathic and Nutrition consultations are an easy and convenient option for many patients who are wanting advice via phone or online. This option is available to both new patients or existing patients needing a review consultation but cannot access the clinic.
Sandra Sapio – Naturopathy
Sandra Sapio is our clinic Naturopath, Nutritionist and Acupuncturist who has a special interest in the following areas;
- Natural Fertility
- IVF Support
- Pregnancy Support
- Hormone Health
Sandra is only accepting new patients for IVF and Fertility at this time, unless they are an existing patient of the clinic or have been referred to see Sandra from our clinical nutritionist Stacie Symons.
What is involved in a Naturopathic consultation via Zoom/telehealth?
Part 1. Consultation (30 minutes)
The first part is dedicated to going through your health questionnaire as well as any other relevant information that Sandra may require. It is important at this time for Sandra to get a good understanding of your health goals and how you are feeling not just physically, but also how your health concerns may be impacting you mentally or emotionally.
Part 2. Recommendations (30 minutes)
The second part occurs once the consultation is finished and involves Sandra making a final review of your consultation notes as well as reviewing relevant blood tests or results and formulating a treatment and diet plan.
Our reception staff will organise all the treatment plan information and send it to you via email along with any blood test or supplement recommendations Sandra may have. Normally we recommend a follow up appointment to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes at that time. Any supplements that are recommended by Sandra can be posted out to you or arranged to be collected at the clinic.
15 minute or 30 minute review appointments can be organised at the start of a menstrual cycle to have specific supplements or herbs sent out. Reviews are also recommended upon confirmed pregnancy to direct you to support for your pregnancy health.
Sandra will work closely with you to help make the necessary changes in diet, lifestyle and nutrition to help create the beneficial changes needed to support reproductive health.
Naturopathy & Nutrition Support
Sandra offers naturopath support to patients who have been in consultation with Nutritionist Stacie Symons and have begun making the necessary dietary changes. Sandra can assess what changes have been achieved with diet modifications and what additional testing or supplementation may be needed to further help heal or balance the body.
Sandra is able to see new patients, referred from Stacie for the following health issues;
- Hormone Imbalance
- Weight -Loss
Nutrition is the most important foundational aspect to get right before any gut healing, optimisation of your health, or support for your hormones can begin.
Upon making an appointment, you will receive an email with a detailed new patient information form that will ask questions about all the relevant information we will need relating to your health. This allows us as much information as possible about your lifestyle, diet, medications, current and past-history health, procedures or significant health events as well as presenting symptoms.
For IVF patients an additional form is sent out for you to complete which give us details on previous IVF cycles, the medications used and the outcomes with each cycle whether stimulated (fresh) or frozen cycles.
If you require a joint fertility support consultation for both you and your partner, we also offer a reduced fee for couples. This is a popular option for couples who cannot attend the clinic in person due to working outside normal business hours.
Stacie Symons – Nutritionist
Stacie supports her clients to achieve optimum health, using a food as medicine approach to address hormone imbalance, reset energy levels, digestion and inflammation, sustainable weight-loss, and develop fertility-friendly diets.
Stacie also has a special interest in children’s nutrition and can work with families to address nutrient intakes and deficiencies, food preferences, fussy eating habits and food behaviours.
- Common health conditions and plans available for;
- Fertility-Friendly – Women & Men
- Hormone Imbalance
- Energy Reset
- Low Inflammation / Gut Healing
- Children’s nutrition specialised resources
Your Initial consultation is comprised of 90 minutes broken into 2 sections
Section 1. Zoom/Telehealth Consultation (45 min)
- An in depth review of your history, symptoms and conditions
- Review and assessment of your current diet including food diary analysis
- Review of any recent blood tests
- Recommendations of blood test that may be necessary to obtain from your GP to pin-point deficiencies based on your symptoms.
- Introduction into how to start implementing some of the changes based on your diet sheet.
Section 2. Customised plan (45min)
Following your chat with Stacie, she will spend the time prepare an individualised healthy eating plan with the right dietary approach to help your condition.
You will be sent all the information in PDF format via email, that same day to get you started.
What will I receive?
- A specialised 7-day meal plan tailored to your health concerns.
- Complete list of recipes for the 7 day meal plan.
- Customised Shopping list and weekly must haves.
- Informative tips and recommendations sheet
- Outline of the initial consultation and recommendations
Following your initial consultation, there will be a 2 week period in which you will have time to implement the necessary changes.
30 minute reviews
Stacie recommends a 30 minute review following your first appointment, to allow time to check your progress and recommend any changes.
Review appointments can be focussed on
- Reviewing recent blood tests
- Recommending nutritional supplements to support deficiencies
- Refining dietary recommendations
- Introducing new resources and recipes
- Strategies for staying on track
- Shopping & Food education
- Expanding on healthy snacks and treats
15 min Reviews & Check Ins
The clinic offers weekly 15 min check-Ins for patients wanting to have a support person to help them through a healthy weight loss program.
These appointments are available via telehealth for clients who have a handful of simple questions and need extra support and guidance along the way.