You will find it extremely helpful to gain a snapshot of your patient’s previous weight loss experience before your consult. Obviously the more you know about your patient the better, that goes without saying. When it comes to “getting down to it” regarding weight loss, a good initial questionnaire can help kick off a better relationship between consultant and patient.
It’s a great conversation starter.
The patient is coming to lose weight, and understanding where they are at TODAY in their wellness lives, will give you a starting point on:
Their previous challenges
Their current challenges
What you can relate to if any,