Weight loss can be overwhelming and challenging, especially when doing it without professional support.
The Woolcock is here to help with a Weight Loss Program that is realistic, sustainable and strongly grounded in current evidence-based medicine.
Our qualified exercise physiologist and nutritionist are committed to helping you make the changes necessary to improve your lifestyle for the long term. They can support you through each step of your weight loss journey, from the initial diagnosis, through weight loss, during health maintenance and along the road to a better lifestyle.
Our ultimate goal is to help you to lose the weight you need to improve health and reduce your risk of developing weight-related diseases.
Both options provide similar outcomes. Different patients prefer different approaches.
Every patient gets:
Detailed weight history and ideally a prior blood test to assess cardio-metabolic health. Blood tests are conveniently available at our onsite Medlab collection centre (specialist or GP referral is required). A sleep study may also be available.
For those patients identified with morbid obesity, a two-month very low energy diet may be supervised to aid 10-20 kg weight loss for better health outcomes. Lifestyle modifications will also be provided along the way with a focus on emotional eating, binging, lapses and maintenance plans.
The weight maintenance phase is when patients are weight stable and have demonstrated consistent lifestyle changes. Your BMI should be 27 or less or a 10 per cent sustained weight loss. You’ll get 3 - 6 monthly contact with our exercise physiologist and nutritionist to ensure you remain on track.
Please note this is not a bulk billed clinic. Consultation fee does not include the cost of food supplements or blood tests. Please contact your health fund to confirm whether your cover extends to exercise physiology. If you are eligible for a chronic disease management plan through your GP you may claim part of the consultation fee from Medicare ($52.95) for up to 5 visits per year at your GP’s discretion.
Please feel free to ask reception for more information about billing structure.
Please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly. Alternatively, call us on 02 9805 3000. Please ensure you have a referral from your doctor. To download a referral form, click here.
Please note that the Woolcock Clinic is a fee-charging clinic and fees are charged at the doctor’s discretion.