Weight Management Program in the Spotlight
October 30, 2019
Our Weight Management Program was recently featured in a video produced by Coordinaire, the Primary Health Network for the South Eastern NSW Region. The video describes how both staff and patients have embraced the program.
“General Practice is well suited to supporting patients with weight problems. This is because the existing relationship, between doctor and patient, is built on honesty and trust,” said Dr Blaze who developed the program three years ago.
The initial program runs for 12 weeks. It involves weekly visits with a practice nurse and monthly reviews by your GP as well as referral to allied health practitioners (dietitians and exercise physiologists) and education on a range of topics. Ongoing maintenance is tailored to individual circumstances.
The average weight loss achieved by our patients over the 12-week program is 8.64kg. Other benefits experienced included lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, increased exercise and improved well-being.
“There are many success stories. Patients have told us they value the accountability of regular visits, the openness of staff as well as ongoing support with maintenance,” said Dr Blaze.
“Hopefully the video will motivate more patients to join our program and inspire other practices in the region to offer similar programs for their patients.”
Patients of Bulli Medical Practice can call reception on 4284 4622 to book a weight management pre-program visit.