Accredited Practising Dietitian’s (APDs) are experts in food and nutrition. They can advise patients on the specific nutritional management of many heath conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastrointestinal diseases and food allergies. Timely intervention by a dietitian can reduce the risk of developing chronic disease.


Dietitians offer a broad range services. These may include:

  • Community and Public health Nutrition including consultation to residential aged care facilities, child care centres and group homes for people with disability regarding clinical care, staff training, menu assessment and planning and compliance monitoring of therapeutic diets
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (clinical care) with patients including assessment and nutritional education/counselling, enteral/parenteral nutrition monitoring
    and evaluation
  • Food service Management which can be at Community Health centres running nutrition education sessions (such as supermarket tours, cooking classes, diabetes education and cardiovascular education).

Although there are a wider range of triggers for referring patients to a dietitian, key factors include:

  • Significant weight change
  • Failure to meet nutrition needs
  • Recent poor food intake, poor appetite, or difficulty preparing or eating food
  • Changes in medication
  • Periodic review of medical nutrition therapy.

Contact Usdietician

Our dietitian, David Finnin is located in Hampstead Health on Level 1, 237 Hampstead Rd Lightsview SA 5085. You can call us on 8162 9817 or email

How To make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call reception on 8162 9817, email

Our Staff









Tomoko Ueno

GCPH., B.NutriDiet, APD

Tomoko has studied a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University and is a professional member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD). Since graduating from university, she has worked in various areas including Country Health South Australia (Gawler, Barossa and Yorke Peninsula regions), Flinders University, University of Adelaide, aged care facilities and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

Tomoko has consulted people with a broad range of medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular, liver, lung and kidney diseases. Her passion lies with providing lifestyle and dietary treatment for people with weight-related issues.

She regularly attends professional development activities to update her nutritional knowledge and practical skills. Tomoko strives to provide optimal healthcare and outcomes for individuals and community via incorporating holistic approach, working closely with other health professionals.

David Finnin  

David is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has a passion for health and well-being, and loves working with people of all backgrounds and ages. David specialises in chronic disease management, such as diabetes and heart health, as well as food allergies and intolerance. He also has years of experience assisting individuals with weight loss and weight maintenance, and provides strategies that take into account both food and mindset.

Since graduating in 2009 David has enjoyed a variety of roles both in a clinical setting and private practice. David works largely in partnership with GP’s, medical specialists and other allied health professionals.