Obesity rates in Alberta are on the rise, with over 30% of Albertans meeting clinical criteria for being classified as obese. Diet and exercise alone, while vital, have not been shown to curb the pandemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. The stigma of obesity has also lead to many Albertans not seeking the care or education they deserve to impact their lives in a beneficial way.
We want to provide a completely virtual, multidisciplinary weight management clinic, that offers all Albertans rapid access to world class obesity experts. This comprehensive care involves cutting edge medical management of obesity within the construct of a multidisciplinary approach, focused on mental health and nutrition.
The patient will not be charged for the services provided by our program
All sessions will be held via telephone or zoom
Patients are seen within 1-2 weeks of receiving referral
We are focused on providing the most up to date, evidence-based care for patients with obesity. We need to shift how we view obesity, it is a chronic disease that requires treatment.
There is no "magic pill" for obesity, but within a multidisciplinary, long-term program, medication has been shown to be quite effective.
Learning and implementing positive lifestyle choices is key in how we manage our patients.
Ensuring the proper mix of carbohydrates, protein and fats is vital.
We also ensure your body's micronutrients are assessed and addressed.
Assessing and treating underlying mood and behavioral disorders is important in maintaining long-term obesity management.
While we are not a surgical clinic, having experts in the field looking after your care is invaluable.