You may be eligible for a prescript weight loss medicine if:
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 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 specialist for advice on other options. If treatment is safe and appropriate, our consult fee is $250 for the initial visit. Follow-up consults are $70. The consult fees do not include the cost of the medication which must be obtained from a pharmacy.
Prescription weight loss consult fee is $250. The medication is obtained separately from a pharmacy and may cost between $250 to $450 depending on the type of medicine and which pharmacy. Most patients stay on treatment for 2-3 months.
Available as telehealth consult with our doctor.
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.
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 the best results. We usually recommend a diet high in protein with reduced sugary and 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.
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 $300 to $500, depending on which medication is prescribed and what 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 maximise success & keep yourself 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.