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Weight Loss Made Simple – MyDoc Launches Medically-supervised LivingLite™, in Singapore and the region
● Partnering with iNova Pharmaceuticals, Vista Health and Guardian Health & Beauty, LivingLite is the most recent addition to MyDoc’s suite of integrated chronic disease management programmes.
● MyDoc is offering a digitally integrated team-based approach to weight loss – each patient is supported by a coordinated care team which includes pharmacists, GPs, dieticians, health coaches, retail pharmacies and medical professionals.
Singapore – 03 July 2019 – MyDoc, Asia’s most established value-based digital managed care platform, announced today that it has launched LivingLite, a medically-supervised weight management programme for Singapore, in partnership with iNova Pharmaceuticals, Vista Health and Guardian Health & Beauty. Backed by the Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore, this intervention programme is designed to optimise patient success in overcoming weight loss challenges. It is one of a series of clinically supported chronic disease management programmes designed to suit patients in this region.
“MyDoc continuously introduces world-class medically-proven programmes that are adapted for Asia to help patients get the right care at the right time so they avoid unnecessary hospitalisation and expensive medical costs,” added Dr. Metupalle.
In Singapore, the percentages of adult Singaporeans who were overweight were 31.7 per cent for men and 21.2 per cent for women in 2014. By 2025, the percentages are estimated to increase to 36.5 per cent for men and 21.7 per cent for women, according to the World Obesity Federation.
When living with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 25, patients are at higher risk of diseases that include cardiovascular (heart and blood circulation), high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer, depression and other mental disorders that impact their productivity at work and their overall quality of life.
“Our own digital health screening data shows that a large majority of corporate and SME employees are at risk of chronic illnesses. 56% of working adults are overweight and 21% have a BMI over 27.5,” said Dr. Vas Metupalle, CIO and co-founder of MyDoc.
LivingLite removes the guesswork and the hit-or-miss approach to weight management, making it a more consistent and well supported effort. Patients who follow the programme are monitored closely to lose weight effectively and safely and more importantly, to maintain their healthy weight.
“LivingLite is a great example of helping patients with health literacy, adherence and behavioural change by combining an innovative digital platform, a medical treatment and a patient support program for weight loss. MyDoc is the ideal partner of choice to deliver localised digital therapeutics for Asian patients. We are excited to leverage MyDoc’s regionwide footprint and its presence in Singapore, a regional biomedical hub,” stated Anthony Morton-Small, Director of Vista Healthcare, who has over 20 years of pharmaceutical consulting experience in Asia.
Research also shows that most people don’t have the adequate knowledge to choose the right foods that suit them and also struggle with finding inspiration for recipes they can make and enjoy. The programme addresses this by including detailed meal plans that are adapted to local preferences.
MyDoc offers a fully integrated online-to-offline, always-on platform where patients can consult their multidisciplinary personal care team of locally licensed GPs, pharmacists, dieticians, and health coaches. Patients who are prescribed medication during the programme can collect their prescription from selected Guardian stores and will be monitored by the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal outcomes.
President of the Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore Dr. Jaideepraj Rao shared, “Obesity management is a multi-disciplinary care team effort ranging from nutrition care, medical & surgical therapy. Access & convenience are always challenging. MyDoc is bringing team-based care online, which can likely scale to meet these ballooning needs!”
About MyDoc Pte Ltd
MyDoc is Asia’s most established value-based digital managed care platform proven to reduce the cost of healthcare while improving patient engagement. Through MyDoc, policyholders and employees have 24/7/365 access to a multidisciplinary care team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, health coaches, primary care coordinators, health screening laboratories and pharmacies. Clinicians are able to coordinate easily, HRs and insurers gain transparency over healthcare costs, while patients enjoy better healthcare. Patients are using MyDoc for personal care across a range of healthcare needs from the common cough and cold to diabetes, obesity, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.
MyDoc has successful and ongoing implementations with the largest insurers and Fortune 500 companies in the region including AIA, Aetna, AXA and Cigna. MyDoc is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, part of Singapore’s Ministry of Health sandbox and was specially selected to contribute to the CME-accredited telemedicine course for the Singapore Medical Association. MyDoc’s model is proven to save as much as 28 percent in healthcare cost as a result of improvements in chronic disease management and the aversion of A&E services. For more information, visit https://my-doc.com/ and
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