Martins Road Family Medical practice currently has one practicing dietitian, Ruta Phatak.

Ruta is an accredited practising Dietitian who graduated from the University of South Australia with a post graduate degree, Masters of Dietetics.  She is currently pursuing a Diabetic Educator course.  She is a qualified dietitian with experience if efficiently conducting nutritional assessments, providing evidence based advice and practical solutions.

Ruta strongly believes in using a patient centred approach to help individuals achieve nutritional goals and a healthy lifestyle.  She has also completed the online training for health professionals for the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS management from the MONASH University.

Coming from an Indian background, she is very well versed in Hindi and Marathi.

Aim/Goal as a Dietetic Practitioner:

  • Patient Empowerment
  • Promote healthy balanced eating
  • Use evidenced based guidelines to make an informed decision

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic disease management – Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases
  • Obesity & weight management
  • IBS management, FODMAP diets, Coeliac/gluten intolerance
  • Vegan/vegetarian diets
  • Healthy eating

Other Services:

  • Tailored meal plan
  • Supermarket tours
  • Group sessions/seminars
  • Nutritional workshops – label reading

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