Pregnancy Dietary & Diabetes Care
Dr Porter currently is a Member of the Board for the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS). Dr Porter is internationally recognised as an expert in Diabetes In Pregnancy in the area of Indigenous health and rural and remote health care.
In these roles Dr Porter has published numerous journal articles in international journals, together with the new diagnostic guidelines for ADIPS as recognised by the WHO (World Health Organisation).
Palliation & Cancer Care
Keeping nutritional needs met during treatment is a challenge. Some cancer treatment causes damage that results in swallowing difficulties.
Diet history provides a basis for an individual plan to manage a soft diet or thicken fluids or enteral feeding regime for example with a PEG feeding regime.
Eating for Poor Appetite is another area of expertise to help patients going through a bad phase.
Supplementary Fluids can be ordered to be delivered to your door step with no freight cost and at hospital tender price. Make an appointment to arrange the most suitable nutritional supplement to suit your health needs.
Post Surgical Dietary Care & Gastrointestinal Diseases
As the St John of God Geraldton Hospital Dietitian and Diabetes Educator you can receive a seamless transition from surgery to home.
Gastrointestinal surgery brings many dietary challenges requiring expert knowledge in both medical conditions and in food and food preparation.
A individualised plan will allow a transition from clear fluids to light diet to full diet that will be nutritionally balanced for your medical conditions.
Chronic Disease - Diabetes, Renal & Heart Disease
Chronic disease prevention and then treatment is complex. Renal diets from dialysis to continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) require specific dietary changes.
Lifestyle changes in diet and exercise for diabetes and cardio vascular disease means the difference to enjoy a high quality of life with minimal health deterioration.
Food Allergy & Food Intolerance
With 30 years experience in food allergy and food intolerance Dr Porter will assist with a diagnosis of a food intolerance.
Working with Clinical Immunologist Dr Martin Stuckey a comprehensive study and accurate diagnosis for food allergy will see the patient referred for individual menu planning. For example Coeliac Disease, Dairy allergy etc.
Food Intolerance are diagnosed by either the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Elimination programme or by the FODMAP programme.
Bariatric Surgery for Obesity &
General Eating Disorders
Extensive experience with Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Roux En Y Gastric Bypass and with Gastric Lap Band surgery has given many patients the success to the expected weight loss post surgery. With the focus on nutritional support to ensure ongoing health with minimal side effects of the surgery. Surgical solution is consider after lifestyle and other options have been thoroughly explored.
Eating Disorders are seen as young as 8 years of age with male patients the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Working with psychologists and eating disorder teams Dr Porter can determine if the poor eating habits are developing into an Eating Disorder