Where you want to optimise your health and well-being
An increasing proportion of the common illnesses and disabilities experienced in today’s Britain are caused or worsened by our unhealthy lifestyles. The good news is that, many conditions can be improved, reversed or prevented by appropriate changes to our lifestyle.
This has given rise to the new specialty of Lifestyle Medicine and Temple’s Dr Sam Robson certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician (Dip BSLM/IBLM) at the end of 2020. Temple Clinic was proud to win Society’s award for “Health and Wellbeing” in 2020.
THE STARTING POINT
A comprehensive evaluation of your current health and lifestyle. Relevant blood tests and other appropriate investigations will be conducted in tandem with an assessment of your body composition.
The body composition provides details of your percentage body fat, skeletal muscle mass, fat and muscle distribution around the body, visceral fat levels and basal metabolic rate.
A detailed evaluation will be conducted with regards to your diet and nutrition (with a food diary completed before your first visit), your patterns of physical activity, your sleep and your stress levels.
YOUR PERSONALISED PLAN
This will be formulated and a follow up arranged. There will be comprehensive information available thorough webinars, blogs, information sheets and internet links with regard to how you can work to improve your fitness and lifestyle. If appropriate we can refer you on to a specialist nutritionist and advise on local facilities to optimise your physical activity.
Lifestyle Medicine questionnaire to be completed
5-day food diary to be recorded
Discussion of Lifestyle Medicine questionnaire and analysis of food diary
‘InBody’ detailed body composition assessment
The most advanced technology available outside of a research facility
Including recommendations of appropriate blood tests and any recommended supplementary investigations. Invitation to complimentary follow-up consultation to discuss plan and carry out tests
Blood tests and other investigations carried out as appropriate. Lifestyle plan is discussed and provided at this appointment. Completed with an email outlining additional advice and information.
Subsequent follow-up and monitoring depending on individual
WHO IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE FOR?
Lifestyle Medicine offers something for everyone. If you are wondering how you can get more out of life - whether that is to become fitter, feel healthier or generally optimise your well-being. A useful starting point is to understand how, by modifying your lifestyle, you can take more control of your health - the Temple Vitality programme has a focus on education, therefore enabling you to understand why it is important to make appropriate changes in your life.
WHAT SORT OF ISSUES CAN LIFESTYLE MEDICINE HELP?
Losing or gaining weight
Improving your diet
Improving your fitness level
Improving your fertility
Improving poor sleep
Safer intake of alcohol
Improving a negative mindset
Understanding how to achieve a better work-life balance
Helping you take some control over managing chronic illness such as diabetes
Lowering your risk of developing serious illness including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY CONSULTATION?
You will be sent a comprehensive questionnaire to complete in advance of your consultation. Please fill it in with as much detail as possible and return this at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. You will also be sent a 5-day food diary to complete which must be submitted along with your questionnaire . (Ideally, complete this over a period of time which includes a weekend since eating habits often change between weekdays and weekends). If you wish you can submit photos of everything you eat and drink - all the data provides a very helpful overview of your current lifestyle.
It is important that you come fasted for 2-4 hours prior to your appointment, meaning not having anything to eat or drink at all during this period, including water). This is essential preparation for the body composition analysis (which is explained below).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The initial consultation costs £249 and is anticipated to last for an hour.
Review of your food diary and Lifestyle questionnaire
Detailed report with recommendations
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CONSULTATION?
Dr Sam will have reviewed your questionnaire and food diary ahead of your appointment. You will have a detailed body composition analysis undertaken which will be explained to you during the consultation.
This includes information about your body fat, distribution of body fat and muscle, visceral fat and the number of calories you require on daily basis.
Dr Sam will discuss with you the areas of your lifestyle that you may wish to consider working on. She may recommend further investigations and will provide you with a detailed report summarising the points arising from your consultation.
WHAT ARE DR SAM’S CREDENTIALS?
Dr Sam qualified as a GP in 1997, having graduated as a doctor from Aberdeen University in 1991. She started practising aesthetic medicine in 2004. Temple Clinic has established itself as one of the leading private medical clinics in Aberdeen and has won many awards over the years which underlines the quality of the services provided. Dr Sam developed the services on offer at Temple Clinic, receiving extensive training in problem skin, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy and weight loss / weight management. She launched the Temple Vie weight loss and weight management programme in 2019. She qualified as a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician in 2020 and launched Temple Vitality in 2021.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE BEFORE COMMITTING TO A CONSULTATION?
We have created a brief webinar which explains more about the Temple Vitality Lifestyle Medicine programme.
In addition, Dr Sam is delighted to offer a complimentary zoom pre-assessment where she can explain the programme and answer any immediate questions that you may have.
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Complete the form below to book your free Zoom consultation. A member of our team will shortly contact you to arrange a day and time.
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