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GP-led Medical Weight Loss

Dr.Dropin offers holistic treatment of obesity at our Fulham clinic, combining evidence-based medications, personalised guidance and follow-ups with the goal of sustainable weight loss. Find out if our approach is right for you! Book a free discovery call with GP today!

  • Doctor led weight loss
  • Same-day appointment
  • Multidisciplinary team if necessary
Medical weight loss GP
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Customised treatment

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Personalised follow-up

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Multidisciplinary approach

Sustainable weight loss

Our objective is to support individuals in reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases associated with excess weight and obesity, while simultaneously promoting improved physical and mental wellbeing.

Through personalised weight counselling, combined with the utilisation of safe and scientifically validated medications, our aim is to help you achieve long-term weight loss instead of pursuing rapid, short-term solutions.

The causes of obesity are complex and the solution is not always as simple as eating less and moving more.

  • Obesity is a combination of genetics, physiology, environment and the brain's complex interplay.
  • When we understand these factors and the challenges that come with them, we will be able to achieve a lasting and safe weight loss together.
  • Obesity should be treated as a chronic disease and is not the result of a lack of self-control.
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Free Discovery call

Not sure if weight loss treatment is right for you? Speak with one of our GPs to learn more about your options and find the best solution for you

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GP-led Medical Weight Loss

GP led medical weight loss program that combines pharmaceutical assistance with personalized guidance for nutritional adjustments and physical exercise. *Price does not include medications.

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Your Personal Expert Team

Gain access to a team of professionals including GPs, dieticians and personal trainers. Start your journey by scheduling an initial assessment with our GP. *Price does not include medications.

What are the requirements for using medication for weight loss?

  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • A BMI value above 30, or alternatively a BMI value above 27 with a weight-related comorbidity such as diabetes, sleep apnea, elevated blood lipid levels, or cardiovascular disease.
  • Exclusions include being pregnant, having pancreatitis, or undergoing treatment for diabetes.

How do you calculate BMI?

To calculate BMI, you first need to measure your weight in kilograms and your height in meters. Once you have these measurements, you square your height in meters (height multiplied by itself). Then, you divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height. The resulting number is your BMI.
Calculate your Body mass index (BMI) on NHS

Why choose a GP-led medical weight loss programme?

Choosing a GP-led medical weight loss programme offers several advantages.

  • Firstly, you benefit from the expertise and guidance of a qualified medical professional who can tailor the program to your specific health needs and monitor your progress closely.
  • Additionally, a GP-led programme often integrates medical assessments and laboratory tests to ensure safe and effective weight loss, addressing any underlying health issues that may impact your journey.
  • Furthermore, having access to medical supervision can provide reassurance and support, enhancing your overall experience and success with the weight loss program.

What does the initial appointment involve?

The initial appointment will allow a holistic discussion between you and your GP. You can expect the following:


1. Holistic Assessment:

  • Your GP will dedicate time to truly understand you. This involves:
    • Medical History: A thorough exploration of your health journey.
    • Weight History: Insights into your past weight fluctuations.
    • Dietary Habits: Discussion about your eating patterns.
    • Physical Activity: An assessment of your exercise routines.
    • Psychological Factors: Exploring emotional and mental aspects related to weight.
  • This holistic approach ensures that your unique needs are considered.

2. Weight-Related Diseases Evaluation:

  • Your GP will assess whether any weight-related diseases are affecting you. This includes:
    • Blood Test: To check for any underlying health conditions.
    • Risk Factors: Identifying potential risks associated with your weight.
    • Health Goals: Discussing what you hope to achieve.

3. Creating Your Weight Loss Plan:

  • By the end of this appointment, you and your GP will collaboratively design a personalised weight loss plan.
  • This plan will be tailored to your specific circumstances, aiming for sustainable results.

What does a follow-up consultation entail?

During your follow-up appointments, your GP will focus on several essential aspects to ensure your weight loss journey remains on track:

  • Medication Review:
    • Your GP will assess how well the prescribed medication is working for you.
    • Any side effects or concerns related to the medication will be discussed.
  • Dosage Adjustment:
    • Your GP will adjust the dosage of the medication. A new prescription will be given to you.
  • Nutritional Support:
    • Further discussion of the nutritional changes you’re making and providing individualised support.
  • Weight Check
  • Blood investigations (required at week 16).
    • These tests aim to detect any potential adverse effects of the medication. Regular monitoring ensures your safety and allows timely adjustments if needed.
  • Addressing Concerns:
    • Use this time to discuss any challenges, questions, or issues you’re facing.

What is the cost of the weight loss medication itself

The cost of medication depends on the medication prescribed and the dosage, and varies between pharmacies. You can expect to pay between £75 - £250 per month for the medications.

What is the duration of the prescription?

For medication initiation, the prescription will be monthly as your GP need to monitor and adjust the dosage on a monthly basis.

Once you are on a maintenance dosage, medication review will happen every 3 months.

Process

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GP-led assessment with bloods, tests and guidance.

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Receive confirmation from your doctor within 5 days regarding your eligibility for medical treatment.

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Ongoing monitoring of your weight loss journey and renewed prescription.