Program Components


Gradual weight loss through healthy lifestyle changes will produce long-lasting results not only in terms of pounds lost - you'll also feel better. The Wharton Medical Clinic is dedicated to educating Canadians about eating healthy and understanding how to balance their diet. We will guide you through a number of tips that help you to achieve your goal of healthy nutrition.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is an important component of weight management. At the clinic, our goal is to have patients find an activity that they enjoy, and to incorporate this activity into their routine on a regular basis, as much as they can for lifelong success.

Physical activity whether in the form of structured exercise or more walking is not only beneficial for weight management, but can also improve circulation, reduce stress, and build physical and mental stamina. Physical activity is important for the myriad of health-related benefits it provides.

The aim is to reduce health risks, improve quality of life and have patients increase physical activity as much as they can, while still enjoying life.


The physicians at the clinic will dictate all treatment goals for you. They will complete a medical history as part of your weight management treatment plan.

Based on the assessment, the MD will decide if further diagnostic testing is required to rule out other causes of increased weight or to investigate if increased weight has affected an organ system. The MD will also discuss medications, bariatric surgery, and psychological treatment as appropriate.

Co-morbidities (high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc.) are addressed by the physician treating you.

Strategies can focus on preventing further weight gain rather than on weight loss.