Melissa Barnes has 12 years of University training in the areas of science and nutrition including a Doctor of Philosophy in muscle physiology and nutrition. She has 10 years of experience working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer and 20 years as a dietitian . Melissa has worked in hospitals, community health, aged care and private practice. You will not find a dietitian with more knowledge and experience who is also friendly and relatable.
When not working Melissa fills her time with gardening, dogs and family and trail running. Melissa is currently training for a 50 km run up Mount Kosciosko.
Melissa is passionate about managing medical conditions through diet, assisting people to lose or gain weight, preventing frailty and supporting sporting performance through diet. Melissa's extensive background in science results in a greater depth of understanding in nutritional science that you will benefit from.
Melissa is currently working from Bendigo Primary Care Centre in Arnold St Bendigo.
Melissa does do home visits where necessary or Telehealth.
Melissa will see all GP or specialist referred patients, NDIS plan / self managed patients as well as DVA (GP referral required). People without a referral are also welcomed.
For an appointments at Bendigo Primary Centre clients can call the Centre on 54 418 622.
Monday - Friday,
9am - 5.30pm.
Telehealth and home visits
For services outside of Bendigo Primary Care Centre appointments can be made with melissa directly on ph 0425 865 019 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa's services for 2023 are charged as follows:
NDIS patients are charged at a higher rate given complexity.
Home visits charged given travel time.