Weight Management

Our doctors will assess your health and factors contributing to weight gain, including underlying conditions, and help develop weight loss and healthy lifestyle strategies, treatments, and support services.

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Doctor-assisted weight management

We’re here now for a healthier you

If you’ve tried and failed to lose excess weight, a consultation with a doctor could help. Our qualified doctors can assess your overall health as well as your need to lose weight, along with any other medical considerations. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan, including healthy eating, physical activity, and behavioural support. Intensive interventions like medication, or bariatric surgery, can help some people. The use of intensive interventions takes your individual situation into account and may require referral to other healthcare professionals.

Talk to a Doctor about healthy weight management

Reasons for excess weight can be complex and varied

Weight issues are complex, involving biological factors, early life experiences, and social, political, and economic environments. Primary care health professionals can offer trusted, individualised advice and strategies for weight management and obesity. A comprehensive consultation will cover your sleep, hormones, pre-existing conditions, family history, smoking status, and lifestyle. We’ll assess your readiness to change behaviours and provide personalised, sustainable weight strategies, supported by CSIRO’s Total Wellbeing Diet.

Pricing

How much do appointments cost?

Business Hours Appointment

$60*

Join the queue for the next available doctor, or schedule an appointment at a time that suits you.

After Hours Appointment

$90*

Speak to a doctor no matter the time of day or night, even on weekends and public holidays.

Benefits

Why choose Doctors on Demand for online weight management?

Personalised weight loss treatment

Lose weight healthily and for the long term. All of our Doctors are Australian-registered, fully qualified, insured and experienced in providing weight loss and weight management consultations.

Safety & quality is our priority

All our doctors are registered in Australia by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for a minimum of 3 years. Safety is their priority – and ours.  

Private & secure online consults

See a doctor from the comfort of your home to discuss specific weight management strategies or treatments that are appropriate for your age, gender, and individual health needs.

Highly rated by 600,000+ patients

We maintain a 4.8/5 star average doctor experience rating across all our consults, catering to over 600,000 patients of all ages & genders, living in all States & Territories across Australia.

How it works

A simple 4-step process

1

Book an appointment

Choose from a range of times to speak with an online doctor about your weight management.

2

Sign up or login

Enter or confirm your personal details so we know who you are and our doctor knows your current medical history.

3

Online doctor consult

You can tell your doctor about your experience with weight loss to date and what level of support you would like throughout your weight loss journey. 

4

Long-Term Planning

To help you reach your goals, we offer regular follow-up appointments, typically every 2 weeks to a month, to monitor your progress.

Receiving medical support can help you successfully achieve your weight loss goals. 

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know

Do I really need to lose weight?

You are generally considered overweight if your body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher, and obese if your BMI is 30 or higher. Obese patients are at an increased risk for developing many medical problems, including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, hyperuricemia and gout, and osteoarthritis. A doctor can help assess your need to lose weight, along with any other medical considerations.

What is obesity?

The World Health Organisation defines being overweight and obese as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Obesity is caused by many factors and is a treatable health condition.

What is BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is an approximate measure of your best weight for health. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared (m2). The BMI model is intended for men and women over the age of 18. A healthy BMI for an adult is between 20 and 25. BMI is a useful indicator of health at the population level, but has some limitations; BMI cannot differentiate between body fat and muscle mass, and also doesn’t consider that your individual level of general health may be more important than being mildly overweight. Your doctor will be able to provide an assessment of your overall health in conjunction with any weight management program.

Why should I talk to a Doctor about weight management?

The causes of being overweight and obesity are often complex. This could include inherited biological factors, or early life experience, as well as your social, political and economic environment. There’s also individual lifestyle factors and habits that could contribute. Health professionals in primary health care can be an important and trusted source for understanding factors related to weight gain, and have a range of tools and strategies available to them to provide individualised advice addressing weight management and obesity.

What should I expect during a weight loss consult?

Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan, if one is required. Generally you may discuss multicomponent lifestyle intervention – like a healthy eating plan, increased physical activity and support for behavioural change. Intensive interventions like medication, or bariatric surgery, can help some people. The use of intensive interventions takes your individual situation into account and may require referral to other healthcare professionals.

What about poor body image?

Body image can fluctuate between positive and negative at different times. If you are not satisfied with your body and are developing unhealthy habits, you can seek professional help. Resources like The Butterfly Foundation can help you improve the relationship you have with your body and appearance. Whether you need support for yourself or someone you care about, call their free and confidential Helpline on 1800 33 4673.

Who is eligible for weight loss medication?

Your consulting doctor will assess your eligibility for medicated weight loss in your online video consultation.  Your consulting doctor will consider your BMI, overall health and any health conditions you may have.  Our doctors are highly trained and experienced in providing weight loss advice and treatment. Patients are required to be 18 years or older for telehealth weight loss consultations.

Can I request an Ozempic prescription for weight loss?

Ozempic is a medication for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Some medical practitioners may prescribe Ozempic as an off-label weight loss treatment. Ozempic is not TGA-approved and therefore Doctors on Demand will not recommend this medication for weight loss. Please do not proceed with a weight loss consult if you request this medication. We will not offer refunds for this purpose. If you would like to discuss other treatment options, please book a consult with one of our doctors at a time that suits you.

SUPPORTING HEALTHY HABITS

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

Created by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, the Total Wellbeing Diet is a nutritious and sustainable pathway to weight loss. Over 10 years they’ve positively impacted 1.2M Australians with a healthy eating plan backed by science. In fact, 64% of members have lost a clinically significant amount of weight loss.*

*Results may vary. Success depends on individual commitment and health factors. Doctors on Demand has partnered with CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and may receive sponsorship fees.

What next?

Our doctors focus on improving your health, not just weight loss.

Regular doctor follow-ups are recommended for successful weight management over time, as well as to monitor indicators like body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. You may also need to adjust any medications as you progress on your journey, and your doctor can also provide effective accountability to keep you on track.

Do it differently this time. Talk to a doctor about healthy weight management.

Medication is prescribed at the doctor’s discretion. Only medication that is TGA approved for weight loss will be prescribed.

Lose weight healthily and for the long term with a doctor supported plan.