Medical Weight Loss

Prescription Medication / Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Need Help Losing Weight?

If you are like many people who struggle with excess weight, losing weight can be very challenging at times.  There is a lot of information out there about fad diets and various methods to help you with your journey, but weight loss can be a lot more complex than simply cutting calories.

Many factors affect appetite and body weight

You are a unique individual, and the things that drive you to eat and gain weight are different than the person sitting next to you. Some things we can change. Other things that affect weight gain, we can’t change. Here are a few important factors that affect weight:
Genetics. Some things, like eye colour or height you get from your family. Well, the same can be said for weight. Did you know that there are a number of genes make us more vulnerable to weight gain? Outside influences. Social, environmental and cultural factors affect body weight as well. For example, family, ethnicity and socioeconomic status all play a role in determining our body weight. Behaviour. The way we eat each day and our understanding of nutrition play a big part in our weight gain or loss. As well, how much activity we get (or don’t), will also impact our weight. But did you know that things like our sleep patterns, and stress levels can also affect our ability to lose weight?
Since your body is burning fat for energy, your appetite will be smaller than normal, making it easier to maintain the strict diet we prescribe. While this diet is not safe for long-term use, it is able to safely reset your metabolic functions with short-term use. It will cause your body to shed up to 1-2 pounds each day and successfully reduce your weight in a short amount of time. Once your final results are visible, you can plan to maintain or enhance your ideal image with a long-term, sustainable diet and regular exercise.

How can prescription medication help?

Weight management medication typically works by suppressing appetite or by preventing the body from absorbing and/or storing energy in consumed food as body fat. Suppressing appetite can be helpful, especially if appealing foods stimulate one’s appetite even when hunger is absent.

Our nurse practitioner will meet with you in-person or virtually to discuss your medical history, your goals, current health status and your concerns to determine the best option for you.​

Medication Prescriptions

There are times when diet/nutrition and exercise are not enough to lose those extra pounds.  If that is your situation, prescription medication may be the answer for you.Utilizing the Health Canada Guidelines for weight loss, our Nurse Practitioner can prescribe a variety of medication including:
​You will meet with our nurse practitioner to review your medical history, medications, allergies, goals of weight loss etc to determine if you are a good candidate for any of these medications. Blood work may be ordered for you, and referrals to various specialties may be involved. Follow up will be planned and support is provided!

What Are the Advantages of Treatment?

Weight loss in a medically supportive environment is the main advantage to this treatment! Many patients have already had success with this treatment, and you could be next. There are many benefits to weight loss overall that you will experience as well.

How Long Will My Treatment Take?

One of the biggest questions from patients considering this treatment is how long will it take to lose the weight? The outcomes for this process are very individual, and it is difficult to know how long it will take.

Are There Any Side Effects?

There is always the possibility of side effects when a new medication is started. For this reason, a consultation with the nurse practitioner is required, as well as ongoing support.

Will My Results Be Permanent?

Once your treatment is complete, the long-term maintenance of your final results is largely up to you. As with any medical treatment, results depend on a number of factors; many of which you have full control of such as eating habits, lifestyle etc.

What Should I Expect?

At our  office, we are committed to making this treatment experience safe and transformative for each of our patients. Each patient’s individual treatment and results vary, but here is a general idea of what you can look forward to from this treatment:

​To begin, we will meet with you to discuss your unique concerns and desired results. We will review your medical history and current medications, along with any medical conditions or concerns which could interact negatively with treatment. Once the nurse practitioner approves you for treatment, a prescription will be sent to your pharmacy of choice.

Need Additional Information?

If you’re ready to learn more, contact us to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals!