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    Private GP Services & Occupational Healthcare in Edinburgh, UK.

    Weight Management Service

    At YourGP we understand the challenges that many people face when it comes to managing their weight. Our weight management service is led by our lifestyle specialist GPs, who take a more comprehensive and rounded approach to a patient’s health and wellbeing. Their knowledge and expertise provide patients with the optimal balance of medical screening and potential prescription medication, alongside nutrition, exercise and psychological coaching.

    Our approach to weight management, and weight loss, is to not only help you reach your physical goals, but also improve your overall health. We will help you make lifestyle changes that will make it easier to maintain your ideal weight and provide long term improvements to your physical and mental wellbeing.

    How does it work?

    If you feel you could benefit from our weight management service, to begin with we ask that you complete a pre-screening questionnaire, which is reviewed by our weight management team. If you are a suitable candidate for our service, you would then attend for a baseline health check with one of our nurses. This appointment includes a blood test, as well as some basic measurements, which provide our GP with important information. This then allows our GP to provide a bespoke service catered to your individual needs.

    After you’ve seen the nurse and we’ve received your results back, you will have your initial consultation with one of our specialist GPs.

    Medication

    There are some popular prescription medications available that can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals. Most of these are injectable options which reduce appetite, making you feel full for longer, and can be used for simple, effective weight loss. They are best used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and behavioural treatment, so if you are interested in exploring these options then our GP will discuss these with you and, if appropriate, start you on a course of medication. Review appointments, along with repeat blood tests, will be required, to ensure the medication is working in an effective and safe manner.

    Our Team

    At YourGP we have two very experienced GPs with a special interest in lifestyle medicine.

    Dr Phimister
    Dr Phimister completed his medical training in Aberdeen more than two decades ago and has since developed a keen interest in chronic pain, chronic diseases, and lifestyle medicine. Dr Phimister is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is passionate about assisting patients in understanding how they can become healthier through a range of different methods.

    Dr McDermott
    Dr McDermott has over 20 years of clinical experience as a GP and has developed a keen interest in lifestyle medicine. She is passionate about encouraging patients to actively improve certain lifestyle factors as a means of treatment for their health conditions. Dr McDermott is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and enjoys working with patients to help achieve their goals.

    If you would like to start your weight management journey with YourGP, contact our team on reception@your.gp or 0131 225 5656. 

    The facilities and patient service are second to none. The treatment I received for my eczema was innovative, holistic and most importantly highly effective. My skin has responded to the treatment I was prescribed. I am delighted with the resultant, significant reduction in my symptoms. I was impressed by the caring, sensitive and professional treatment I received. This was in stark contrast to my experience at my usual GP and at private consultations with supposedly eminent and specialist dermatologists. Thank you.

    Diane M

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 | his.ihcregulation@nhs.scot

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.