Dr Teresa Girolamo is a general practitioner who has extensive experience in the field of obesity management. She enjoys working as part of the AMOS (Australian Metabolic & Obesity Surgery) team, and has an evidence based approach to weight loss, utilising both surgical and non-surgical strategies.
Dr Girolamo has been working in clinical general practice since 1997 both in Australia as well as overseas. She has always had an interest in preventative medicine and lifestyle modification, which has led to her involvement in AMOS. Through her work in General Practice she is able to approach her patients in a holistic manner, and understands the multiple stressors, both medical and psychosocial, which may impact on an individual’s weight and lifestyle choices.
In her General Practice Dr Girolamo is an Antenatal Shared Care provider, and therefore has a lot of experience with the affect that obesity may have on fertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes. As a general practitioner she is also constantly dealing with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis, and finds the positive medical outcomes that are achieved after bariatric surgery to be hugely rewarding.
Patients often describe significant sustained weight loss as a positive life changing process, and Dr Girolamo is excited to be a part of this. She understand that there may be many hurdles along the way, and aims to support her patients and their families through this journey.