The LifeShape clinical model is based on each patient’s general practitioner or referring specialist remaining as the principal medical professional for their care. As a specialist weight loss clinic we offer systematic care from a multi-disciplinary team of qualified health professional focused on weekly weight loss, improved fitness, increased nutritional knowledge, strategies and lifestyle skills to achieve and maintain results. Our medical role is to recognize and manage any medical issue associated with weight loss and effectively liaise with the patient’s primary medical practitioner in each case and provide their ongoing results.
Our data collected from 1,860 patient programs including over 86,000 consultations shows patients:
- Lose weight with our heaviest group losing 17% of their initial body weight
- Lose body fat and preserve lean tissue
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve cardiometabolic health
- Reduce cardiovascular risk
- Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- Maintain 80% of their initial weight loss at 1 year post program
Our programs are evidence-based, medically-supervised, and run by a team of qualified health professionals. You can be assured your patients will receive the highest level of patient care, and our commitment to improved patient outcomes – specifically by improving nutritional knowledge, weight loss, improved aerobic fitness and lean tissue gains.
Our clinicians will carefully assess each new patient, their adherence to their GP treatment strategy and recommend the type of program best suited to them. We expect each patient to be unique in their mix of requirements across weight loss, nutritional recommendations, activity and resistance exercise goals. For diabetic patients, we will also assess their current status of feet and eye care.
We will liaise with you at the commencement of each program, copy all blood pathology to you, provide EPC reporting and with final results on completion.
Our electronic practice management platform holds all the patient information for all team care providers so each team member is updated at all times with progress and results.
Complimentary Initial Assessment
Your patient will receive a complimentary initial assessment with a LifeShape Dietitian to determine the program which would best suit their circumstances. This includes a full costing and payment plan options on offer with no obligation to join.
We accept Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referrals. Medicare and Better Access Program rebates are also provided where patient eligibility exists.
Patients can also receive Private Health rebates on their consultations. Patients should be directed to their Private Health provider to discuss specific levels of cover available to them. At each appointment the appropriate receipt can be provided enabling any eligible rebates to be claimed.
We have created a Rebate Services Guide to give an indication of rebates for the most common private health providers. This is a guide only, clients/patients should contact their Private Health fund to determine the exact rebates they are eligible for.
If you have a patient who needs effective weight or diabetes lifestyle management, you can refer a patient through our electronic referral form or Medical Objects. On referral your patient will be offered a complimentary initial assessment with a LifeShape Dietitian.
For more information about the LifeShape program or how it can help your clients achieve a healthy weight, please contact our Client Services Team for more information on 1800 567 348.