At our clinic
Absolutely! The Doctor needs to see you and assess you prior to any treatment given.
There is no need to prepare but do bring along your health records and any old blood tests done if you can.
You will have time to think things through and should you choose to proceed you will be guided through a comprehensive treatment plan.
Your first appointment for the Medicated Weight Loss Service can take up to 20 minutes. Our doctors are always happy to answer your questions, so this time may change depending on your queries. In addition, you may be advised certain blood tests.
After that, everything would be done at home by you. We will see you every four weeks to review your treatment and will be available to speak to you over the phone seven days a week.
The treatment involves prescription medicines. However, you will undergo a health assessment and should any issues arise, that would be flagged with your consultant or GP. You will also get a referral to a lifestyle medicine physician, acupuncturist and or a nutritionist were required.
The treatment is safe and can be used long-term. However, if we are unable to ascertain changes or achieve our targets within three months you may not be a candidate for continuation. Therefore, at 12 weeks you’ll have a progress evaluation with your doctor. If after three months of treatment, you haven’t lost 5% of your body weight, then we will advise you stop the treatment and suggest alternatives to manage your weight.
Anyone who has medical contraindications or does not conform to the regulatory guidelines will not be given the treatment. These would include pre-existing diseases such as pancreatic issues or thyroid cancers.
These treatments may make your own satiety hormone making you less hungry. They do not affect your metabolism in anyway or form.
Yes, you do. These are regulated treatments and should not be sourced from unregulated clinics. Please make sure that you get your medication from a CQC regulated clinic.
We use drugs such as Saxenda and Ozempic.
Like with all medications, these medications may cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. During your appointment your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain possible side effects to you, we also recommend reading the patient information carefully
The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting. These side effects usually go away after a few days or weeks.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Saxenda® if you take medication for diabetes or to thin your blood.
If the Medicated Weight Loss Service isn’t quite right for you there are plenty of other ways you can maintain a healthy weight. Alongside exercise and a balanced diet, we can refer you to lifestyle medication practitioners and to alternative medicine specialists.