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About Us.

My Weight Loss Clinic

Our approach

I’m Chris O’Donnell, during my 20 plus years of experience working in the healthcare system, I’ve seen first-hand the limitations of the current medical model. Within our clinic we have staff who have treated patients with complex chronic medical problems for many years, we know that many conditions and the lives of our patients are improved by weight loss. I firmly believe at all stages of healthcare, a greater emphasis should be placed on disease prevention and using a broad range of person focused interventions, first and foremost to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.

Over the years I’ve helped myself, family, friends and patients with my approach and I hope to help you too. No matter our stage of life, I believe we all have the capacity to improve our health and I’d like to empower as many people as I can to do this. I think these changes can and should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. I have a group of trusted, like-minded health professionals that can give extra guidance and support as needed as we endeavour to help you build the healthiest version of you.

Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to helping you out. Let me know if I can help via office@myweightlossclinic.com

In a study, mindful eating alone led to 5.4-kg weight loss over 18 months, decrease in triglycerides, fasting glucose, C-reactive protein levels, and insulin sensitivity.

Our holistic approach

Phase 1

We begin by understanding your goals and designing a weight loss program that is supported by the right medication and counseling to help you lose weight quickly and effectively

Phase 2

This phase is where we implement the plan and make sure it's working effectively. This usually involves regular catch-ups, via tele-health, to check in on how you're doing and make any necessary adjustments to your medication or treatment plan

Phase 3

Now that you have made the commitment to a healthier lifestyle, it is important to focus on maintaining your new weight. In this phase, we will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to successfully keep the weight off in the long run.

Dedicated to helping you reach your goals

At My Weight Loss Clinic, we understand that every patient is unique. That’s why we offer a personalised approach to medical weight loss that is tailored to each individual’s needs.

  • Evidence based medications and treatments
  • Cutting edge weight loss programs
  • Tool for long term success
  • Respectful and supportive environment

The weight loss
team

Christopher O’Donnell

Chronic Disease Specialist NP (JCU, QUT, University of Portsmouth)
Christopher has more than 20 years experience in acute and chronic disease management and is well placed to help you build the healthiest version of you. He will prescribe medications and a weight loss management plan to help you succeed in your weight loss journey. All suitable consultations with Christopher are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Mel Rose

NP Primary Care
Mel is a Nurse Practitioner who has a focus on primary health care, including chronic disease management, with weight management being a focus. She believes in a holistic approach to health management, treatment, care and prevention and by spending time with patients and listening to what they need. Mel can assist those in her care in achieving better long-term health outcomes. “As someone who has always struggled with my weight, trying every diet and exercise plan out there only to struggle against regaining the weight. Being involved with My Weight Loss Clinic provides me with the opportunity to support others who are living with the same chronic disease.” All suitable consultations with Mel are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Sophia Keeble

NP Primary Care
As a NP with both Emergency and Aged Care experience – I enjoy the opportunity to work with each person to achieve realistic individualised goals.   Having the person part of and engaged with their plan of care is my main focus to achieving person-focussed driven outcomes and aiming for empowerment to live the best way they can in any situation.

Aimee Vajtauer

Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology
Aimee Vajtauer received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree through Deakin University in 2003. To further her career Aimee has embarked on various post graduate certificates ranging from theatre nursing to gastroenterology. In 2012 Aimee became one of the first cohort of Nurses trained in Endoscopic procedures. She has continued her career within the field of Gastroenterology and more recently completed her Masters of Nurse Practitioner through QUT. Aimee’s specialities not only include Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopies but also Gastroenterology, which include and are not limited to the, management of common functional disorders of the gut. All suitable consultations with Aimee are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Jo Pleban

NP Primary Care
Jo is a Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years’ experience in primary and acute care, including, paediatric emergency nursing and community health education. She is committed to empowering individuals to reach their wellness goals, by building a supportive partnership, and utilising proven and effective treatments. With a passion for all things food and nutrition, Jo is currently part way through a post graduate qualification in human nutrition, and has a particular interest in working with individuals to create positive food mindsets. Jo lives with her husband, and two daughters along with their dog, cat, rabbit and budgie! All suitable consultations with Jo are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Charna Murray

Chronic and Complex Care Nurse Practitioner
Charna Murray is a Chronic and Complex Care Nurse Practitioner and Credentialed Diabetes Educator with experience in both medical/surgical nursing and Chronic Disease Management. Currently working within the Primary Health Care setting assisting individuals achieve their own personal health goals. All suitable consultations with Charna are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Paul Baker

NP Primary Care
Paul is a primary care NP with extensive experience across the rural and remote and chronic conditions management context. Growing up in regional outback QLD Paul has a unique understanding of the difficulties in accessing healthcare and as such promotes the innovation of Telehealth services in health care. As a family man with lived experience with obesity, Paul has a passion for working with busy parents to achieve a healthier lifestyle and improving their quality time with their families. Paul appreciates the use of Telehealth consults through MWLC to provide more accessible services to patients All suitable consultations with Paul are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Nadine Henare

NP Primary Care
With over 25 years of nursing experience in acute care, primary care and education, Nadine was endorsed in 2019 as the second Nurse Practitioner (Immunisation) in Victoria. Since then, Nadine has broadened her areas of interest to include primary care and in particular weight management as a chronic health issue. Nadine has her own personal experience with weight management having accessed many of the options available, including diets, medications, and weight loss surgery. Her passion is to offer clients support through their weight loss journey by providing evidence based advice and tools that have assisted and continue to assist in her own ongoing journey. You do not need to do this alone. All suitable consultations with Nadine are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Dan Fowler

NP Primary Care
Dan Fowler is a cardiology trained Nurse Practitioner. He has experience working alongside patients with a variety of complex chronic and acute medical, social and psychological conditions. He endeavors to always provide a friendly service, with a strong emphasis on providing education to enable shared decision-making. He also works within a Queensland hospital setting, where he partners with individuals to achieve their long-term health goals through individualised and holistic care planning. Originally from the UK, Dan lives with his wife and son in Ipswich, QLD and is a long-suffering Brighton and Hove Albion fan. All suitable consultations with Dan are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Peter Mourginos

Accredited Exercise Physiologist
In addition to being a nationally recognised weight loss and body transformation specialist, Peter can also develop programs for you to support the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic medical conditions.  Peter will design individualised strength and cardio activity programs based around your strengths and weaknesses, work and home environment.  Peter says “My focus is ensuring you progress, succeed and most importantly enjoy all aspects of your training. All our training and programs are science backed and clinically formulated to meet your individual needs and goals. We will support, educate and provide all the tools necessary for you to overcome and reach all your desired fitness goals.”

Amor Kisling

NP Primary Care
Amor was born in South Africa and completed a degree in Sports and Exercise Technology there. After emigrating to New Zealand with her family Amor completed her Bachelor of Nursing. Amor completed her Master of Nursing degree and receiving her Nurse Practitioner endorsement, from the University of Auckland in 2017. While working as a specialist ED/UCC Nurse Practitioner Amor has commenced a second Masters degree in Trauma and is an accredited Immunisation provider. Since graduating Amor has built a vast knowledge base, undertaking many valued roles in Emergency, Urgent Care and Primary Health. Amor has practiced in metro and rural areas. Amor has an in depth understanding of anatomy and physiology and can address all the medical, psychological and physical pillars of weight loss and lifestyle changes. Now Brisbane based Amor is committed to helping people achieve their weight loss, lifestyle and health goals. All suitable consultations with Amor are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Dawn Soltau

NP Primary Care
Dawn is a Nurse Practitioner who has specialised in chronic disease management both in Australia and the U.K over the past 25 years. She has worked with people with long term chronic diseases and enabled them to achieve their full health potential. She pride’s herself in using an empathetic, non-judgemental approach and is passionate about providing individualised patient care. She will work closely with you to achieve your weight loss goals. She will prescribe weight loss medications and provide support to tailor a diverse, individualised weight loss plan to suit your needs. All suitable consultations with Dawn are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Elizabeth Hristov

Nurse Practitioner / Endoscopist
Elizabeth is an accomplished Nurse Practitioner specializing in gastroenterology and endoscopy procedures. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, the last 10 years of Elizabeth’s career has been focused on performing endoscopy procedures. With her advanced education, extensive clinical experience, and commitment to patient-cantered care, she has become a respected expert in the field. She has completed further education with SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education), and Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. Elizabeth’s expertise lies in the non-surgical management of obesity. She provides evidence-based approaches, including dietary counselling, exercise recommendations, behavioural modifications, and medication management, to help individuals achieve sustainable weight loss and improve their overall health. She believes in establishing strong therapeutic relationships with her patients, ensuring they feel heard, understood, and empowered in their healthcare journey. By taking the time to understand their unique circumstances, she tailors treatment plans that align with their goals and preferences.

Stephanie Tavares

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
Steph is a nurse practitioner trained in the United States with a focus on primary and preventative care. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse in intensive care and interventional radiology. Steph is passionate about utilising her experience in both acute and chronic disease management to help you reach your goals and improve your overall health. She is committed to providing individualised, patient-centred care. All suitable consultations with Steph are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Jackie McInnes

NP Primary Care
Jackie is a Nurse Practitioner trained in the United States. She worked as a nurse practitioner for 20 years in Virginia before moving to Australia. She enjoys the practice of wellness and finds great satisfaction in partnering with patients to improve their health and life. Jackie is married and has a teenaged son. She lives on the Gold Coast and loves being outside bushwalking and taking long walks on the beach. Her passion is dance and music and she teaches a weekly dance class with her husband. All suitable consultations with Jackie are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Emma McCleary

NP Primary Care
Emma is a Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience, a qualified Lifestyle Medicine Professional and is passionate about wellness and preventative health. Her specialties include emergency medicine, weight loss, women’s health and infertility, functional medicine and lifestyle medicine. Emma is compassionate practitioner who supports her clients to achieve their goals for longterm health and wellbeing. She has a supportive approach and an understanding of the challenges behind long term weight loss and maintenance. All suitable consultations with Emma are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Marina Mickleson

NP Primary Care
Marina has been working as an NP for 11 years now based from Perth in a tertiary women’s hospital, general practice and in her own diabetes practice. As well as being an NP Marina is also a Midwife and a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. Working with people with diabetes for many years, Marina has been able to assist them in making positive changes to their diet, weight and their blood glucose levels which in-turn minimises their long term complications. Marina is passionate in empowering others to make positive changes to their health with guidance and support. All suitable consultations with Marina are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Elizabeth Allen

NP Primary Care
Liz is a weight management and diabetes specialist Nurse Practitioner who is a passionate supporter of living one’s best life, empowering people to take back control by understanding the mechanisms behind their condition, educating and motivating self-management in her clients. Her interests lie in chronic disease management, specialising in diabetes, cardio-metabolic health, women’s issues, additionally, a midwife and has a special interest in obesity management on the background of other health conditions. She offers a safe space to clients to help develop a program which fits with their lifestyle and health issues. Consultations with Liz attract Medicare rebates.

Kendall Gow

NP Diabetes and Nutrition
Kendall is a Nurse Practitioner and Credentialed Diabetes Educator based in Perth who has always had a keen focus on chronic disease management working with patients who have diabetes, prostate cancer, and weight loss management. She works in private practice and at a large private hospital in WA. Kendall enjoys working closely with her patients to assist and empower them to progress towards tailored weight loss goals, self-manage their care and treatment through ongoing education and support, and reduce the risk of those from developing further complications. In her spare time, Kendall enjoys walking her beagles and listening to podcasts. All suitable consultations with Kendall are subject to a Medicare rebate.mma is compassionate practitioner who supports her clients to achieve their goals for longterm health and wellbeing. She has a supportive approach and an understanding of the challenges behind long term weight loss and maintenance. All suitable consultations with Kendall are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Justin Black

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
Justin has been Endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner for 12 years, with eclectic experience in rural and remote nursing, cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiothoracics, critical care, emergency and paediatrics. As a family man of four (soon to be five) children, he has a special interest in mens health for busy families. All suitable consultations with Justin are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Liz Waugh

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
Liz has been working as an NP for the past 10 years in Primary Health Care with a broad scope encompassing a rural and remote generalist field. Liz is also a Diabetes Educator, Child Health Nurse and has done further formal studies and training in women’s health, weight management, dermatology and aesthetics. Liz has a firm understanding of the barriers and challenges of being overweight, losing weight and sustaining long term weight loss. She is keen to work with you to achieve your goals and improve your overall health. In her spare time, Liz also helps out on her family’s cattle property and Wagyu stud on the Darling Downs. All suitable consultations with Liz are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Nat Smith

NP Primary Care
I began my journey with MWLC in April 2023. My specialty lies in Diabetes and Primary Health Care. I have held authorization as a Nurse Practitioner in this field since 2009. Although I have specialized in diabetes care for about 27 years. I joined MWLC while seeking additional work opportunities, particularly in Telehealth. Colleagues with whom I work elsewhere also recommended the MWLC team highly. My passion extends to preventing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, as much as it does to caring for individuals with chronic conditions. I take pride in practicing under the MWLC model of care, and witnessing the rewarding results our patients achieve with our support. I appreciate the autonomy to choose my own hours, the flexibility, the professionalism of our organization, and the support provided to our team. In 2024, I intend to open my calendar and devote more hours to MWLC, as my experience thus far has been truly fulfilling. Outside of work, you’ll often find me riding my bike or strolling around Narrabeen Lake, where I reside.

Michael Paterson

Dietitian
In July 2023, I became a member of My Weight Loss Clinic, driven by my commitment to provide clients with practical and sustainable advice for lifelong change. My focus lies in family health, fertility, and diabetes. I am deeply passionate about empowering individuals to adopt sustainable eating habits that benefit themselves and their families. I aim to debunk misleading information prevalent in the realm of nutrition. Beyond my professional endeavours, I find joy in cooking and exploring diverse culinary techniques and flavours. Spending quality time with my loved ones is paramount to me. As a sports enthusiast, I relish staying up late to catch football or cricket matches and actively engage in various sports whenever possible.

May Wright

NP Primary Care
I have over 30 years’ experience in acute Emergency care both paediatric and adult, aged care and education I enjoy working with all my clients. I was an NP in the UK prior to moving to Australia in 2008 and qualified as an NP in 2013 in Australia.My focus on healthcare is to discuss concerns and formulate a realistic and achievable plan with you in order that you can be the best version of you. I believe engagement and planning short term goals to reach the outcome you want is very important. Weight loss is a journey, and it is great to have someone who will help you along the way. Personally, I have struggled with weight as I get older and felt that the general approach was somewhat lacking. I have a particular interest in menopausal weight gain. Weight loss needs to be more than ‘eat less and exercise more’. Life is busy and telehealth has afforded us the opportunity to be more accessible and available to help you on your journey.

Lesley Roberts

NP Primary Care
I am a proud Mum of three boys, Grandma of six & wife of 45 years, who became a Nurse Practitioner 13 years ago. In my nursing career I have worked across a variety of areas, including hospital, community, Aged Care & Primary Care. I have battled with weight issues my whole life, so understand the emotional & physical struggles that go with the cycles of weight loss & weight gain, but have found the most successful & easiest weight management ever & have dropped from a size 22 to a size 12 clothing. I have always tried to look for the positives in life & get great joy from seeing others succeed. My goal in bringing people on a successful & sustainable weight loss journey is to provide a supportive plan that gives them hope & helps them to become the healthiest version of themselves that they can be.

Janine Meinig

NP Primary Care
With over 20 years Nursing experience with backgrounds in primary and tertiary care, Janine (aka Carmen) spent the last six years working alongside gastroenterology and surgical specialists in an advanced practice nursing role in a large tertiary hospital. Graduating from two master degrees, Janine has a passion for holistic care, incorporating management, treatment and disease prevention. She has a passion for a healthy lifestyle and aims to assist her patients with falling in love with this lifestyle too by supporting and empowering them to achieve their own personal health and lifestyle goals. Janine lives with her husband, 4 kids and two dogs on the Gold Coast and enjoys regular beach walks, park runs and family day trips. All suitable consultations with Janine are subject to a Medicare rebate.

Courtney Alford

NP Primary Care
Courtney started her Nursing career at 17 as a Medic in the Royal Australian Air Force. After 10 years, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Nursing through Charles Darwin University graduating in 2009, followed by a Masters of Nursing graduating in 2015. Courtney has experience across many areas and specialties including Acute Care, Emergency, Paramedicine, General Practice, Residential and Community Aged Care. Courtney has a passion in Chronic Disease Management and assisting in improving good health outcomes for patients. In Courtney’s spare time she likes going Camping and Four Wheel Driving with her Husband, 3 boys and 2 dogs.

Anne Paton

NP Primary Care
Anne has over 20 years’ experience in the primary health care field, she has provided care in a GP setting for the past 11 years. Anne has a passion and focus on preventative health, loves children and assisting women in their healthcare needs. Anne is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner who provides a comprehensive and holistic service in a supportive environment. Her passion is to provide support, best practice evidence and use tools to enable individuals reach their health care goals. Anne understands that weight loss and lifestyle change requires a multifaced approach, realistic goal setting that includes celebrating small achievements with a motivating health care team. Additionally, Anne reminds her patients that patience and consistency are key, as healthy weight loss is a gradual process that leads to long-term success. Anne believes life is meant to be lived to the fullest, loves to be outdoors, traveling and making fun memories.

Anne McGing

Nurse Practitioner
Anne is an experienced Nurse Practitioner of 12 years and is a Registered Nurse of over 25 years, working in both acute and community settings. Her areas of special interest include healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention and management. Anne has experienced first-hand the challenges of trying to lead a healthy lifestyle while raising two children, looking after her patients, and caring for elderly relatives. She is passionate about helping people achieve their own individual goals for weight loss and wellness and believes in providing an inclusive and compassionate environment to discuss various tools including medication support options.

Angela McGinnis

NP Primary Care
I have been a registered nurse for forty five years, and a Nurse Practitioner for the last ten. My clinical experience has been rich and varied: big public hospitals, private hospitals, small country hospitals, FIFO mine sites, community nursing, residential aged care and general practice. I have a background in Intensive Care Nursing, Cardiovascular Health, Primary Health, Diabetes, Aged and Dementia care and now Weight loss and healthy lifestyle. I love teaching and learning and have been a mentor to many nurses, I believe we all learn from each other, including our patients. Making people feel better about themselves, physically and psychologically, is so rewarding for me. I have never thought about doing any other career than nursing as I love it so much. I am very grateful for my long and interesting career and look forward to many advances that technology can bring to healthy living. In my spare time I love walking, swimming, reading, macrame, crotchet, crosswords and sudokus, going to the movies and art and craft galleries. And most of all spending time with my family and friends.
middle-aged woman eating healthy food

"As someone who has always struggled with my weight, trying every diet and exercise plan out there only to struggle against regaining the weight. Being involved with My Weight Loss Clinic provides me with the opportunity to support others who are living with the same chronic disease."

Mel Rose - NP Primary Care

My Weight Loss Clinic

We specialise in education and empowerment. We want this to be the last weight loss program you do.

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