UFS Medical has established an obesity clinic to provide patients with a co-ordinated approach to tackling this serious health issue affecting thousands of individuals in Ballarat and surrounds. Our GP Dr Mark Churcher runs this clinic each Thursday afternoon at the Bridge Mall UFS Medical Centre. Being obese can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, with some of the impacts including social isolation, high cholesterol, joint pain, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea. Dr Churcher has additional qualifications and a special interest in obesity, and co-ordinates patients’ care, provides support and advice and refers patients to other health professionals where appropriate, such as dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes educators and obesity surgeons.
Appointments for the obesity clinic can be made by phoning 5327 0420.