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Medical Weight Loss

  • To be eligible need a BMI over 24 or waist circumference over 78cm
  • Must have tried to lose weight through diet and lifestyle changes previously
  • Once weekly injection into skin of belly with easy pen device (at home)
  • Reduces appetite, less cravings, feel fuller for longer
  • Often causes temporary nausea as a side effect (recommend diet ginger beer to relieve)
  • No reported effects on mood, anxiety or sleep
  • TGA approved for weight loss
  • Most people continue treatment for 3-4 months
 

We CANNOT prescribe this medication to you if you type 1 diabetes, have a history of pancreatitis, have had thyroid cancer in the past or if you have MEN syndrome (a genetic condition). We cannot prescribe this medication if you are underweight. If you are a healthy and have just a pocket of fat to lose, this treatment is not recommended.

 

If we determine this treatment is not safe or suitable for you, there will be no fee charged. We may refer you to another doctor for advice on other treatments.

Lose weight fast - changes often within 2 weeks.

Appetite suppressant medication that empowers healthy lifestyle change.

Results can be noticed quickly. Some people may lose half to one kilogram per week on average. This can be increased by working on a healthy diet and exercise. The rate of weight loss will eventually slow down.

Good Side Effect Profile. Common side effects include temporary nausea and occasional acid reflux.

Consult with weight loss doctors that are friendly, non-judgmental, attentive. Telehealth available.

Great weight loss kickstart. To be combined with diet & exercise.

Prescription weight loss consult fee is $250. The medication is obtained separately from a pharmacy and may cost between $160 to $280 per month. Most patients stay on treatment for 3-4 months.

 

Available as telehealth consult with our doctors.

 

Weight Loss Medications

There have been great advances with medications for weight loss. Newer fat-loss medications work by suppressing your appetite with minimal side-effects, compared to earlier drugs. We have a number of options and (depending on what is safe & appropriate) may provide a prescription for a weight loss medication to help you kickstart losing weight; break out of unhealthy habits & give sustainable new lifestyle patterns time to consolidate. This is the edge many people need to break disordered appetites & food-addictions.

Diet Strategy

Healthy Eating is the key to sustained weight loss & reducing the risk of chronic disease later in life.

The right diet for you is one that you can maintain over the long run. It needs to provide adequate nutrition while avoiding overloading the body with excess calories.

We usually find that a few weeks of meal-prep or a specific meal program gives best results. We usually recommend a diet high in protein with reduced sugar processed foods. This can be a plant based diet if you prefer. 

By combining a diet plan with weight loss medications that reduce the appetite (and encourage early satiety) we can reduce your portion sizes and decrease your overall caloric intake.

Costs Involved

Losing weight requires motivation & commitment. To be ready to make a sustainable change you need to invest in yourself. Whether you do it by meal prep, fitness classes, or  with a weight loss clinic it will need an investment of your time, effort & finances.

 

 

If you are not ready yet, that is okay, because one day you will be ready for change.

 

 

Our fee for weight loss consult with our doctor is $250 (out of pocket/gap fee). Prescriptions for weight loss medication may range from $160 to $240 per month, depending on which pharmacy you go to (we do not supply the medication ourselves).

 

 

 

You should also prepare to invest in healthy food or a meal-prep service which may cost $6-$11 per meal. If you have time you can DIY this part but it does require effort & discipline. We also strongly recommend a  gym or fitness class membership if not already a member.

 

To maximize success & keep you accountable you can also book in with one of our diet & exercise coaches for weekly or monthly coaching & check-in sessions. The cost of this will vary according to which coach you prefer.