Weight Management Clinic
Weight Management Clinic
The Weight Management Clinic offers detailed, individualised plans to accomplish long-term weight loss through dietary adjustments, exercise, medication and professional medical advice.
Keeping Weight Off Long Term with Medical Professionals
Research has shown that regular interaction with healthcare professionals, such as physicians and nutritionists, and monitoring of weight is associated with greater weight loss and maintenance.
Patients who have recently lost weight are at the highest risk of weight re-gain. By interacting with our staff, you can ensure that you are on the right track for weight loss and have a better chance of managing any weight gain. Our doctors will regularly check your blood pressure and heart to mitigate any health risks associated with weight loss.
Fort York Medical Clinic is an OHIP-covered medical weight management center led by a team of Internal Medicine Specialists. Please note that a referral from your physician is required for an appointment.
Obesity is a complex disease that arises from the interplay of metabolic, genetic, social, behavioral, and cultural factors. This disease significantly impacts the health, psychological well-being, longevity, and quality of life of those affected. To encourage society to view obesity as a treatable condition through medical and surgical intervention, education of caregivers, patients, and family members is crucial.
The Weight Management Clinic offers an evidence-based program that focuses on long-term weight management rather than solely weight loss. Our program is founded on scientific principles outlined in the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Obesity and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight.
At Fort York Clinic, we provide various types of treatment prescribed by licensed Canadian healthcare practitioners for long-term weight management. Our program includes clinically-approved weight management medications, educational resources, and the necessary support.
We work closely with you to ensure that you receive appropriate treatment based on your goals, health, lifestyle, and other factors that may impact your body size.
Self Referred Weight Management
Many weight loss programs focus on just one aspect, such as diet, exercise, or medication. However, our program recognizes that biological factors, such as genetics, hormones, and metabolic rate, have a significant impact on weight gain, loss, and maintenance. Diet and exercise alone may not always be sufficient to overcome these factors.
Our comprehensive program combines prescription medication, support, and resources to facilitate sustainable lifestyle changes. With access to our team of experts, you will never feel alone on your journey toward your weight loss goals.
Please note that an initial fee will only be charged if and when you are approved to join the program.
The Fort York Rapid Access Clinic weight management program is a 6-week course that translates the latest nutrition and exercise science into practical steps. It will guide you in analyzing your diet and making sustainable changes to turn your goals into reality. Throughout the program, you will discover that creating healthy meals and snacks doesn’t require a lot of effort, and a little planning can go a long way.
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
Most health insurance plans may cover these treatments for weight loss. Patients with private drug plans may be eligible for coverage, depending on the insurance provider and specific plan. Contact your insurance provider for more information regarding your coverage before committing to this treatment.
We recommend that you upload your private and/or provincial benefit card during your online visit so that our pharmacy partner can apply any coverage you are eligible for, before shipping your treatment.