The Melbury Metabolic Clinic

Many of the major illnesses that face us today have their origin in disturbances in our metabolism, or at the very least they are made worse by metabolic problems. Illnesses such as:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver
  • Neuropathy
  • Some mental health problems
  • Some cancers

The old theory of “calories in, calories out" does not help us explain our current obesity epidemic and it has failed to provide successful dietary solutions. The old advice to "eat less and exercise more" fails to provide healthy sustained weight loss. And traditional advice on "portion control, weight management and eating starchy carbohydrates with every meal" often does not help type 2 diabetics, many of whom see their illness as chronic and progressive with a relentless deterioration towards more medication and eventually the prospect of insulin injections. Furthermore, despite the fact that most of us are eating quantities of food far in excess of our energy requirements, many of us still have nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin D and other vitamins, minerals such as magnesium and deficiencies of essential fats such as omega 3.

The Melbury Metabolic Clinic offers an assessment of the common metabolic disturbances:

  • Glucose metabolism
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Omega 3 Deficiency
  • Level of Inflammation

We offer patient-centred, individualised assessments to help you on correct any metabolic disturbances that you may have in order help you lose weight, avoid or control diabetes, and to reduce or eliminate blood pressure medication. You can feel better and function better once your metabolism is in balance.

Here is a guide to our Metabolic Clinic

  • You may choose to have a nurse-led assessment, based on a health questionnaire, body measurements and blood tests, as described fully below. The results will be sent to you with a written report and with your permission these will also be sent to your GP.
  • You may choose to take action based on a discussion of the results with your own GP. Or, in addition, you may choose to have a consultation with the Melbury Clinic Metabolic doctor who will discuss your health goals with you in the light of your results and together you can formulate an action plan.
  • Some people may choose to have periodic nurse-led assessments with or without doctor consultations at intervals of their own choice. We would suggest that these intervals should not be less than 3 months.
  • Some people may wish to have a more structured and supervised programme of Metabolic Assessments and Action Plans. We have formulated a series of 4 Nurse-led assessment, 2 nurse review appointments and 3 Consultations with the Metabolic Doctor over a 12 month period to provide the support and advice to achieve your health improvement goals. At the end of the 12-month programme, you will receive a final nurse-led assessment with blood tests as described below.

Initial Metabolic Assessment £360 

  • Health Questionnaire with Nurse
  • Standard Body Measurements: Height, Weight; Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index; Blood Pressure
  • Standard Blood Tests: Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), Full Blood Count, Electrolytes, Fasting Lipid Profile, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test with Insulin Levels; Liver Function Tests; Thyroid Function Tests; Vitamin D level, Intra-cellular Magnesium level; Calcium level; hsCRP
  • Written Report

Follow Up Metabolic Assessment (also appropriate for People with Type 2 Diabetes) £320

  • Health Questionnaire with Nurse
  • Standard Body Measurements: Height, Weight; Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index; Blood Pressure
  • Standard Blood Tests: Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), Full Blood Count, Electrolytes, Fasting Lipid Profile, Fasting Insulin Levels and Fasting Glucose Levels; Liver Function Tests; Thyroid Function Tests; Vitamin D level, Intra-cellular Magnesium level; Calcium level; hsCRP
  • Written Report

Enhanced Metabolic Assessment £395

  • Health Questionnaire with Nurse
  • Standard Body Measurements: Height, Weight; Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index; Blood Pressure
  • Standard Blood Tests: Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), Full Blood Count, Electrolytes, Fasting Lipid Profile, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test with Insulin Levels; Liver Function Tests; Thyroid Function Tests; Vitamin D level, Intra-cellular Magnesium level; Calcium level; hsCRP
  • Red Blood Cell Omega 3 Level and Omega 6 Level
  • Written Report

Consultation with the Metabolic Doctor £270

Our Metabolic Clinic is run by 2 very experienced GPs who have a specialist interest in metabolism. Dr Campbell Murdoch and Dr Peter Foley are fully trained GPs and both have treated patients with a range of metabolic problems very successfully. You will have

  • an in-depth consultation
  • review of metabolic assessments (as above)
  • discussion of individualised health goals, formulation of strategy to reach goals and where appropriate (for example at subsequent appointments) review of progress.

The Metabolic Health Programme £1,995

12-month supervised metabolic health programme monitored by 4 Nurse-Led Metabolic Assessments with comprehensive body measurements and blood tests, 2 nurse follow up appointments and 3 Consultations with the Metabolic Doctor. An optional final assessment with the Metabolic Doctor at the end of the 12 month programme is available for an additional payment of £200 or the programme can be repeated for a second year.

  • First Appointment - Initial Standard Metabolic Assessment (as above with nurse to include blood tests)
  • Second Appointment (2 weeks later)  - Initial Consultation with Metabolic Doctor (as above)
  • Third Appointment (one month after 2nd) - Consultation with nurse to discuss progress, measure weight, waist circumference, blood pressure
  • Fourth Appointment (6 weeks after 3rd) - Follow Up Metabolic Assessment  (as above with nurse to include blood tests)
  • Fifth Appointment (2 weeks after 4th) - Consultation with Metabolic Doctor (as above) to include a review of second Metabolic Assessment
  • Sixth Appointment (one month after 5th) - Consultation with nurse to discuss progress, measure weight, waist circumference, blood pressure
  • Seventh Appointment (6 weeks after 6th) - Follow Up Metabolic Assessment (as above with nurse to include blood tests)
  • Eighth  Appointment (2 weeks after 7th) - Consultation with Metabolic Doctor (as above) to include a review of 3rd Metabolic Assessment
  • Final Appointment at 12 months - Follow Up Metabolic Assessment (as above with nurse to include blood tests and final written report)
  • Optional Final Review with Metabolic Doctor (+ £200)

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