Jul 2014

The Healthy Weight Clinic

THE HEALTHY WEIGHT CLINIC RUN BY DR CUSHLA BORTHWICK
AND REGISTERED NURSE, TRACY STEUART.


The clinic is designed to approach, achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet, lifestyle and excercise and if indicated, medication and/or surgery. An individual holistic approach is used in this three month programme. The individual must be motivated to lose weight, must be prepared to visit us weekly to monitor progress for the next three months and must have a body mass index of 30 or over. To calculate your body mass index, it is weight over your height in metres squared. Any problems calculating that, please email us back with your height and weight and we can calculate it for you.

Prior to the first assessment, participants are required to keep a seven day diary of all they eat and drink, a seven day diary of all exercise, including housework and do a blood test which is non-fasting. If you decide to attend we will email you the relevant forms, and leave a lab form at reception to collect.

The initial assessment is 30 minutes on Tuesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.00pm. Individual practical advice on diet and exercise, plus a referral to a Green Prescription, if needed will be offered with comprehensive up to date information on weight loss. Monitoring will be 1-2 weeks, depending on needs and this will be done with Tracy, our practice nurse and then, a monthly review with Dr Cushla Borthwick. At the end of three months, depending on needs, a maintenance programme can be designed.

Visits to the doctor, the first visit will cost $17.50 and monthly visits with Dr Cushla Borthwick will be $17.50. Visits for monitoring and progress with our nurse, Tracy Steuart will be $12.00

If this is of interest to you, please email us on nurse@gbmc.co.nz and Tracy will contact you with the information.


Cushla Borthwick and Tracy Steuart.