Welcome to The Lifestyle Clinic
Helping You To Take Control Of Your Own Health
Funded by NHS money through the Amman-Gwendraeth Cluster.
What We Offer
We recognise that the best diet is the one that patients enjoy & can follow, everyone is different! This is why we offer three different options:
The Diabetic Clinic
The Low Carb Clinic
Covid 19 & Our Clinics
Covid-19 has changed the way we run this clinic. Previously, all of our sessions were delivered in a group (with 1:1 appointments as needed). Under current restrictions, we will be unable to deliver the service as we used to. Technology however is on our side, we will be able to offer ‘virtual clinics’, with online learning, group Q&A sessions and even 1:1 appointments by video calls! We will continue to advise via email. These changes will no doubt improve what we have on offer and we look forward to nurturing our community online instead!
This clinic is currently only available to the patients of the Amman-Gwendraeth Cluster.
You need to be registered at any of the following surgeries to be accepted: Amman-Tawe Practice, Margaret Street Practice, Brynteg Practice, Penygroes Practice, Tumble Practice, Coalbrook Surgery, Meddygfa’r Sarn, Meddygfa Minafon.
A Brief History of The Lifestyle Clinic
This clinic was initially set-up to provide a service to tackle the rising obesity crisis within the local community.
The clinic first opened its doors to 10 diabetic patients in November 2018.
It receives funding by the Amman-Gwendraeth GP cluster on a year-on-year basis, currently agreed until March 2021.
Dr Nerys Frater has completed a diploma in Obesity & Weight Management and works as a GP in Brynteg Surgery, Ammanford. These sessions are extra to routine surgery work.
The ethos of the clinic is very much around using lifestyle as medicine. We aim to treat chronic health conditions and empower patients to take control of their own health. Educating people to understand how their lifestyle choices impacts on their health is core to the programme, and often results in many positive changes. Weight loss and deprescribing are at the core of what we aim to achieve. Read more…
Before starting your programme, Paul had been a diabetic for over 10 years and was on the maximum oral medication and we were aware that the next step was insulin. I myself was pre-diabetic.
The clinic turned out to be an absolute revelation! Dr Frater is knowledgeable and passionate about the low carb programme; it did take a couple of weeks for us to “get it into our heads” but the results were amazing. Within six months we’d lost five and a half stone between us and Paul’s blood sugars are now in the pre-diabetic range, on no medication. I am no longer pre-diabetic.
We looked forward to our appointments in the clinic, and gained support and motivation there. We were sad when Corona virus intervened.
We would recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you!
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”.
News and Announcements
Group 4 have been assembled and will be starting their course next week. We are now taking names for our 5th group of 2021! The provisional start date is Tuesday the 2nd of November. Please feel in...
3/8/21: Group 3. Well done to all members of the diabetes group for completing the course! Good work done by all - look forward to catching up in a month. Next catch-up for you 31/7/21 5pm