FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will lifestyle medicine help me?
Your body is very capable of looking after your health and wellbeing. Lifestyle medicine helps you fine tune your diet and lifestyle without over-compromising to enjoy quality of life whilst optimising medication use (if applicable). As everyone is genetically unique with variable personal preferences, our team helps you find the key to the lock in finding a sustainable lifestyle, enabling you to enjoy good health.
Who should I see first?
We recommend seeing Dr. Olivia first, if you're needing a full health and wellbeing assessment, medical advice and oversight to your health and wellbeing.
We recommend seeing Eva first, if you are only needing dietary assessment and input, and may already have input from other health professionals.
We recommend seeing Bank first, if you just need to know the "how-to" to implement the many advice you've received on eating, moving, sleeping and self-care better!
Can I sign up to a health improvement programme without an initial consultation?
We encourage an initial consultation first as our health improvement programmes are at least 6 months long. This can be excessive especially if you already have the tools and support you need to stay on track. Of which we will be more than happy to engage with you on a casual basis at longer intervals between appointments. 6 months is also a long time if there are barriers to attending your appointments.
What can I expect from a health improvement programme?
These are basically packaged set of appointments at 1-2 weekly intervals, with commitment for a total of 6 months. Most clients will require an appointment once or twice a week initially. These appointments will then be spaced out between 1 to 3 weeks over time. These are usually alternating with different members of the team, and it will always equate to the amount of due for casual appointments plus a couple of bonus appointments! For example, for 6 months, you will have monthly doctor/dietitian appointments and 10 to 12 coaching sessions. Alternately, you may have 25 health coaching sessions!
With regards to results, it's the long game we are more interested in!
Do you offer discounts?
We don't and we do! We commit to the bonus appointments in the health improvement programmes to help you achieve your health goals. For clients with gold card, community services card, on ACC and on WINZ, we offer the full service in the pricing of the tier below. For example, such clients will be able to commit to Revitalise Me at the Optimise Me price.
Various non-government organisations can be open to funding your programme for you. Don't hesitate to reach out! We enjoy working with people from all walks of life.
What tests do you offer?
All initial doctor appointments will include a review of your existing lab work and a body composition. Further blood tests and investigations may be required following the initial appointment with a 30 minute follow up appointment about 1-2 weeks after. Dr. Olivia may sometimes request additional functional tests (e.g. Libre sensor continuous glucose monitoring, stress ECG, microbiome test, DUTCH hormone tests) but will discuss the indication with you first. These will incur additional fees.