Healthcare is a team venture: Allied health professionals are vital in providing high-quality medical care

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What is Allied Health?

Allied health is a term that describes the broad range of the medical industry that aims to provide technical, diagnostic and therapeutic assistance often working within a multidisciplinary healthcare team. They work across clinics, medical practices, hospitals as well as other care homes and educational institutes. 

Some examples of Allied Health:

  • Community Health
  • Counselling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Drug and alcohol counselling 
  • Pathology
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry 

The term first coined in the 1990s gained popularity across Australia for therapists, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists and pathologists who work with GPs to provide complementary healthcare.

Allied health professionals are required to study for years, participate in research, training and gain insights in clinical theory and education before they are accredited to practice in a professional setup.

Role of an applied health professional

The primary role of an allied health professional is to provide support in diagnosis, recovery and providing high-quality medical care to patients. Apart from contributing significantly to the nation’s health, their responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Extending services directly or indirectly to patients in almost all disciplines 
  • Participating in clinical research and studies and providing technical support to diagnosis and medical examination
  • Plays a vital role in intensive care units along with surgeons and doctors. 
  • Providing counseling with mental illness, guidance in food nutrition and diabetes education to patients
A physiotherapist can help with treatment and disease, an allied health professional.

Where would you find allied health professionals?

A dietitian can help with food planning, nutrition and assistance with eating behaviour often working alongside doctors
  • Hospitals 
  • Medical clinics /medical practices
  • Aged care and child care 
  • Community health centres 
  • Mental Wellness clinics 
  • Educational institutes 
  • Super-specialty medical institutes 
  • Pathologists 
  • Rehabilitation centres 
  • Pharmacy and Chiropractor centres

Our Allied Health Services

At Solitaire Medical Group, we offer a range of allied health services for your best medical outcomes. Our team of allied professionals aims to provide tailored services to your needs and often works in unison with doctors and other professionals. 

Diabetes Educator 

Our Diabetes Educator, Mrs. Helen Millar provides high-quality care services to our patients. With over 25 years in this field, Mrs. Millar has extensive knowledge and expertise in successfully helping patients to lead a healthy life with diabetes. 

She also carries a special interest in Gestational Diabetes and patients with newly diagnosed diabetes.

Dietitians

Dr. Foorough Kavian, with a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Dietetic, Dr. Kavian has over 15 years of experience as a clinical, community and research dietitian. 

Bianca Gazzola is our APD (Accredited Practicing Dietitian) with over 17 years of expertise in this field. She has an interest in family nutrition and has been closely working with families to help them with their nutrition and wellbeing. 

Deepti Parmar is our accredited nutritionist and dietitian. Her expert field includes dietary intervention for Diabetes management, food allergies, bowel and cardiovascular diseases.

Physiotherapists

Mr. Amit Bhutange is our accredited physiotherapist. He has expertise in managing sports injuries, musculoskeletal and work-related injuries. He also carries special interest in Western Acupuncture and Pilates.

Mr. Shailesh Godhani is our physiotherapist and has expertise in exercise physiologist. He has years of experience in managing sports injuries, treating chronic pain and a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.   

Podiatrist

Dung Le, a graduate from the University of South Australia, deals with wound care management, diabetes assessments and managing general foot health. She carries a special interest in providing podiatric services to patients with chronic diseases. 

Psychologist

With many years of experience and education, Anelia Jeliazkova has been assisting and counseling patients across all age groups. She is an expert in providing a wide range of mental wellness treatments including dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress.

For appointment

To learn more about our allied health services in your preferred location, click the links below for further information. 

Bridgeview Family Centre 

Cross Keys Medical Centre 

Modbury North Medical Centre

Murraylands Medical Centre 

Alternatively, contact us to speak to our staff for allied services and appointments.