PrivateDoc launch first-of-its-kind weight loss treatment tracking app
Online digital health clinic PrivateDoc has taken its premium aftercare and weight loss services to the next level with the release of its first treatment tracking app for weight loss patients. The app is designed to continue PrivateDocs extensive aftercare services offering patients support at their fingertips with access to tutorial videos, treatment tracking, GP consultations, mindfulness exercises and further nutritional advice. The app allows patients to easily record their activity & progress with motivational and supportive advice throughout.
The first of its kind, ‘The PrivateDoc Patient Portal’ is the latest initiate from PrivateDoc to bring their patients more support and further their successful treatment. The free to download app is available on both android and IOS devices and enables patients to register their treatment plan, track progress, achieve key milestones, watch tutorial videos, link to their fitness tracking devices or scales and access further support such as 1-1 GP video consultations, mindfulness programmes and the PrivateDoc Dietary guide.
PrivateDoc patients currently on a weight loss plan can activate their prescription through the app to enable access to further support. The app will support all new patient journeys.
The app helps tackle obesity in the UK with 64% of adults having an obese BMI. Patients who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone can complete a free consultation with a PrivateDoc GP via their website, should medication be suitable the doctor will prescribe and send the treatment within 24 hours. Progress is then monitored and checked through the app until the patient has achieved a healthy BMI.
Joint founder and Managing Director Paul Marshall says: "At PrivateDoc we know that successful weight loss takes commitment, but we also know that it requires effective support. This is why we have designed our patient portal, putting our technology in our patients' hands, to help them reach their goals whilst staying close to our service. For patients taking medication, they receive a bespoke treatment plan which can be complemented with a bespoke diet guide from the author of the Sirtfood diet, Glen Matten. Did you know that the average length of time a person sticks with a diet is 19 days, yet it takes 66 days to make dietary choices permanent? This is why we have created our unique coaching programme to get to the heart of a patients attitude to nutrition and it’s a key tool to bridge the gap."
The app arrives ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Novo Nordisk's new weight loss drug Wegovy, which is set for release to qualifying PrivateDoc patients later on this year.
PrivateDoc is an online digital health clinic striving to help its patients live happier, healthier lives through its online service and premium aftercare. Fully regulated by the CQC & Licensed as an online pharmacy they have been helping patients with conditions such as obesity, hair loss, contraception, skincare and erectile dysfunction since 2012.
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