About Our Weight Management Clinic

Keeping Weight Off Long Term with Medical Professionals
  • Research shows that regular interaction with a health professional (physician, nutritionist, etc) and monitoring of weight (approximately once a week), is linked to greater weight loss and maintenance.
  • Patients with recent weight loss are at highest risk for weight re-gain so it is important that patients frequently visit the program, especially during the first months of treatment. Interacting with the staff will ensure that you are on the right path for weight loss and if you start gaining weight, you will have a better chance of keeping this in check. The doctor will regularly check your blood pressure and heart to avoid any health risks associated with weight loss.

    The Wharton Medical Clinic is an OHIP Covered Medical Weight Management Centre run by a team of Internal Medicine Specialists. A referral from your physician is required for an appointment.

  • Obesity is a complex disease that develops from the interaction of metabolic, genetic, social, behavioral and cultural factors. This disease has significant impacts on the health, psychological well-being, longevity and quality of life of those affected. Encouraging society to view obesity as a disease that can be treated with medical and surgical intervention requires education of caregivers, patients and family members.
  • The WMC provides an evidence-based program that focuses on long term weight management rather than just weight loss. The program is built on scientific principles outlined in 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.