Referrals are not required to see the practitioners at Lifestyle Metabolic.
What to expect
Initial appointments are with a medical practitioner.
A thorough and holistic assessment of your individual metabolic and excess weight concerns, health needs and lifestyle goals. The assessment will take at least 2 sessions and may include investigations such as blood tests, questionnaires, and body/weight measurements.
After a full assessment, education regarding options to meet your goals will result in a personalised plan to direct you towards better health. This may include referrals to other team members, either on site or using existing local referral networks. The education and planning is completed over 1-2 sessions.
Dr Terri-Lynne South is the primary health-care professional for Lifestyle Metabolic
Terri-Lynne has nutrition and dietetic qualifications and is experienced in education and practical advice for eating and dietary optimisation.
Terri-Lynne is trained and registered to provide Focused Psychological Strategies. She understands the drivers of behaviour and can help change habits, improve sleep and reduce stress.
Terri-Lynne uses personalized exercise prescriptions based on medical assessment and clearance.
As a medical practitioner, Dr Terri-Lynne can utilize tools such as medications, investigations and procedures to support a basis of Lifestyle Change.
Lifestyle Medicine often includes a team approach of different disciplines, yet it is also helpful to have a single practitioner versed and up-to-date in all of the pillars of Lifestyle factors, such as Dr Terri-Lynne.
Regular reviews are essential for success. Depending on your plan of action, this may mean weekly, fortnightly or monthly reviews. Your primary Lifestyle Metabolic health care professional will ensure regular communication with all your relevant health care team members. The usual life change journey takes at least 2 years to prove long-term success.
The medical practitioners at Lifestyle Metabolic do not replace your usual GP ( General Practitioner ).
Lifestyle Metabolic doctors have knowledge, experience and expertise in metabolic health conditions and weight excess above and beyond the regular GP and will ensure your usual GP (if you have one) is part of your team if desires and advised of your plan and progress.
Lifestyle Medical practitioners are highly experienced and focus only on metabolic health and weight control. To provide such a high quality service, Lifestyle Metabolic is a is private billing healthcare service, with an out of pocket gap for all consultations. As a speciality service, the fees are slightly higher. Full payment will be required on the day of your appointment and then your medicare rebate will be transferred to your bank account. The medicare rebate is the amount of money paid to you by Medicare towards the cost of your chosen healthcare service.
Medical Practitioner : Dr Terri-Lynne South
All initial consultations are long appointments (20 mins) and face-to-face, with a standard medicare rebate. Telehealth review appointments can be arranged.