Weight Management Program

We are pleased to introduce the Weight Management Program at Edmonton Weight Management Centre. It is a Referral Based Program. 

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.


The program offers an initial information and education 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.

Our Team

Tasneem Sajwani, Medical Director

MBBS, LMCC, CCFP, FCFP, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Andrea Milne-Epp

MD, LMCC, CCFP, FCFP, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine



Lindsay Richier

MD, CCFP, MSc

Srgun Sidhu

MD, CCFP

Mental Health Physician

Dalal Awwad

MD, CCFP

Nutritional Physician

Naomi Wang

MD, CCFP

Mental Health Physician

Shauna Frig, RN



Lisa Heslip, RN

Tyelin Helperl, LPN

Madison Chapados, LPN

Lori Deverdenne, Behavioral Health Consultant

The behavioral health consultation service offers assistance when habits, behaviors, stress, worry or emotional concerns are interfering with a person’s daily life and / or overall health. The behavioral health consultant (BHC) works with the other members of the health care team to evaluate the mind-body-behavior connection and provides brief, solution focused interventions to allow for improved self management and return to optimal functioning.