Consultations are conducted by Shirley Lockie free of charge, to provide information on the types of surgery available and the program appointments. This appointment is not in place of a clinical appointment performed by Dr Phil Lockie. Consultations are available in person or via online video consultation ("Telehealth").
Even if a client does not proceed with surgery, this practice has an open door policy. This enables the client to have contact with specialists and the facility of the support group.
Obesity can have a major impact on your current or future health. Obesity is linked to many health conditions. Weight loss may correct or reduce many of these conditions. As a Nurse Practitioner I will help you to achieve the weight loss required to improve your health.
Want to lose weight because you are not happy with your weight gain? Weight gain is common in our society, but that does not mean that we all lose weight the same way. You deserve a program that fits your lifestyle and your weight.
Many health conditions are impacted by excessive weight gain. Weight loss can improve many health conditions and quality of life.
Need to lose weight before your surgery?
Excessive weight increases the risk of anaesthetic and surgical complications. Increased weight can impact your airway, risk of infection and the ability for surgery to correct health issues. Weight loss before surgery can improve the success of your procedure.
We offer weight monitoring post procedure and assistance with post procedure nausea and vomiting symptoms.
The service is linked to Dr Phil Lockie a Bariatric surgeon by a collaborative agreement as per the Nurse Practitioner legislation. All weight loss clinic patients are under the management of the Nurse Practitioner unless referred to other health practitioners.