Dr Jeff Hamdorf provides an overview of information on the Virtual Weight Loss Centre.

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Hello. I’m Dr Jeff Hamdorf, Professor of Medical Education at The University of Western Australia and General Surgeon at St John of God Hospital Subiaco. I’m also the Medical Director of the Virtual Weight Loss Centre and have over six years of experience in managing patients with obesity and weight related conditions.

I work with a number of leading specialists around Australia to ensure the information on the Virtual Weight Loss Centre is both up to date and more importantly is practical, useful and relevant to both treating medical professionals and patients with obesity associated problems.

Obesity is a growing concern, with over half of all Australian women and two thirds of Australian men being overweight or obese. If left untreated, diseases associated with the metabolic and weight consequences of obesity are significantly increased. If treated early, associated conditions are very often reversible.

Patients can use the Virtual Weight Loss Centre to familiarise themselves with some of the common symptoms of obesity associated conditions, so that they can care for themselves and their loved ones, seeking advice from a health professional, before the condition has progressed. Professionals will also find the Virtual Weight Loss Centre invaluable to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, as a point of reference, and to ensure efficient promotion of public health issues.

That is why information on the Virtual Weight Loss Centre is important for holistic patient care across all disease areas. Membership to the Virtual Medical Centre is free and available to both medical professionals and health consumers to allow for your different information needs.

As a medical professional you can gain access to our secure information, provided for the medical fraternity. Members receive breaking news alerts, regular informative newsletters, and medical professionals can request free posters and brochures for their waiting rooms. Just click the Join Now button on the site to become a member of the Virtual Medical Centre and be part of a group of professionals and health consumers accessing the latest medical information.

Thanks for your time and have a great day.

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