Referring Providers

We are pleased to introduce The Weight Management Program at Edmonton Weight Management Centre. As we all know, obesity is a chronic disease that has complications including but not limited to diabetes mellitus Type II, hypertension, osteoarthritis, infertility and mental health disorders. Commercial weight loss programs may lead to temporary weight loss via restrictive measures that are not supported by the current scientific evidence or the Canadian Obesity Guidelines 2020. We use an evidence based approach to medically manage overweight and obesity. This includes investigating individual causes and contributors to obesity, nutritional treatment, lifestyle & behavioral management, pharmacotherapy and if indicated, a referral for metabolic surgery.

Patients in the program will have an initial information and learning session, followed by individual physician visits from there on. Evidence shows that regular, long term follow up is key to success in weight loss and maintenance.

The referral criteria is: BMI > 30 or BMI > 27 with Obesity related comorbidity. Currently we are only able to accept referrals for adults (17+, turning 18 within the year).

A referral form is attached for your convenience. It is a fillable PDF that can be completed once downloaded. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in regards to the program or referrals in general.

WMP Referral Form - w Criteria.pdf