Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Michelle Reiss

MBChB, LMCC, CCFP, FRACGP

 

To book an appointment, please call 4314 0400.

 

  • General Practitioner
  • Internationally Certified Physician in Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM)
  • Certified Physician with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)
  • GP Advisor on Healthy Weight to the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN). Member of the Healthy Weight Taskforce.

 

Dr Reiss graduated from medical school in South Africa in 1997. She has had extensive experience as a GP, hospitalist and in the ED in both Australia and Canada.

Since 2014, Dr Reiss has designed and implemented a range of weight-loss models and is highly respected within her industry.

In 2017, Dr Reiss attained her Certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician through both the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She was part of the first cohort to attain this new qualification in Australia.

 

What is Lifestyle Medicine (LM)?

LM has been practiced in the USA since 2004, and has been recognized in Australia since 2014. It is a rapidly growing and progressive sub-specialty in primary care, fuelled by the pandemic proportions of obesity, diabetes, cancers and most chronic diseases.

Modern healthcare is recognizing this new model of care, which focusses on the “whole person” biologically/ emotionally and socially, and addresses not only the causes but also the management, prevention and reversal of overweight, obesity and chronic diseases (particularly type 2 diabetes).

Lifestyle Medicine is 100% evidence-based, applies best-practice methods of conventional medicine, and treats the “cause of the cause”. It is not “alternative or holistic medicine”.

If you are overweight, obese, fatigued, overwhelmed, pre-diabetic, diabetic, depressed, unfit, sleeping poorly, smoking or drinking too much, or have high-risk factors for heart disease and stroke…then a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician could improve your quality of life.