Community Nutrition and Clinical Dietetic Services
Dietitians apply robust scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to promote optimal health
outcomes to individuals, groups and communities in both states of health and disease. A
dietitian is a
registered health professional who meets standards required by the Qatar QCHP Board under the
LISCENCING (QCHP) 2016.
In Qatar, by law a dietitian must be registered with the QCHP and hold a current
practicing licensed, work within a specified scope of practice, participate in a continuing
adhere to a Code of Ethics. Dietitians are the only registered and suitably qualified profession
in Qatar able
to prescribe and manage therapeutic diets for patients.
Scope of Service
Clients in need of medical nutrition therapy for:
Underweight, overweight & obesity.
Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (insulin and oral therapy).
Dyslipidemia (high Cholesterol).
Chronic renal failure stages 1 and 2.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
Eating disorder – anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
Controlled Psychiatric issues (on treatment).
Uncontrolled psychiatric issues.
Case of allergies such as nut allergy, lactose intolerance etc.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus – adult and Pediatric.
Acute Renal failure and end stage renal disease.
Patients on dialysis.
Target Population / Patient
Qatari and non-Qatari patients are accepted.
Age should be 6 months and above.
Type of Access
Referrals from PHCC physicians, through an e-referral request.
Patients can self-refer call 107.
Urgent referrals (to be seen within 2 days of referral) of new patients with a
confirmed diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes.
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