When to see a Doctor
about Weight Loss
If you are working to lose weight or need support to keep it off, or if you’d like advice before embarking on a weight loss program, our GPs can help guide you.
- Discuss your weight goals and medical history
- Identify the right approach to help you lose weight and keep it off
- Recommend treatment for children, teenagers or adults
Doctor-Prescribed Weight Loss Treatments
Weight loss medication, appetite suppressants, and obesity treatments can be prescribed by doctors to help patients manage their weight. Consult a doctor conveniently online via the DA app for trusted weight management advice and support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to consult a doctor on the DA app?
Video consultations with a licensed GP are:
– Standard Hours (6:00am to 8:59pm): $21.80 nett
– After-Hours (9:00pm to 5:59am): $49.05 nett
How do General Practitioner (GPs) or doctors treat obesity?
A GP will ask questions to understand your diet and lifestyle, and provide advice and support to help you achieve long-term weight loss. To complement sensible nutrition and lifestyle habits, the GP may prescribe medications such as appetite suppressants or enzyme blockers to increase the effectiveness of your weight loss or management plan.
Which weight management medication is suitable for me?
The doctor will assess your health conditions based on your age, medical history, and lifestyle factors etc. to recommend a programme that is most suitable to achieve your goals. As there may be possible mild side effects of weight loss medication, do not start a programme before discussing with your doctor.
What are the benefits of prescription weight loss medication?
Using prescription weight loss medication to support healthy lifestyle habits may help you to reach your weight loss goals more quickly than exercise and diet alone. This can encourage patients to stick to the programme for better long term results.
Are weight loss/ weight management medication safe for children or teenagers?
The FDA has approved certain medications for the treatment of obesity in children and teenagers. Speak to your doctor to understand the options and discuss your treatment plan.
Does Doctor Anywhere offer weight management services online?
Our doctors on the Doctor Anywhere platform can consult on weight loss and management issues, and prescribe weight loss medication if your condition is deemed suitable. Medication is delivered to your doorstep within 3 hours. Download the Doctor Anywhere app and connect with a licensed doctor within minutes to discuss your concerns.