The High Metabolic Clinic is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary weight management clinic.
All medical visits with the physicians are covered by OHIP. The cost of each program covers uninsured services including visits with Registered Dietitians, email access for simple questions, telephone prescriptions, insurance paperwork (for medications), etc. Your first consultation is free if you have OHIP and then you can review your program options before enrolling.
Who is right for the clinic?
Patients with increased weight (BMI>27), obesity (BMI >30) or adiposity-related metabolic diseases such as:
Type 2 diabetes
The first step in joining the High Metabolic Clinic is to have your healthcare provider send a referral to the clinic. We will call you in within 6 weeks of referral, wait time for initial consultation is currently 4-5 months. At your first visit, you will meet one of our bariatric physicians and have a full medical consultation and discuss a treatment plan. You may be asked to do baseline bloodwork and other investigations if indicated. This will be shared with your family physician.
12 MONTH COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM
You will meet 1-on-1 with a Registered Dietitian (RD) biweekly for the first 2 months and monthly thereafter. You will also have physician supervision with monthly visits. We coordinate these RD and MD visits for your convenience in scheduling. This high frequency of visits ensures that you get the support you need to make behavioural/dietary changes. We will review your progress, assess response to dietary changes and medications, and engage in cognitive restructuring and behaviour therapy. You will need to do metabolic blood-work every 3-6 months depending on your progress. The cost of 12 month program is $70/month with a one-year commitment. We want to see you succeed! Your success will require active participation in your weight management plan and attendance at visits.
You will meet 1-on-1 with a Registered Dietitian (RD) monthly for 2 months, then for a total of 6 visits in a 12 month period. You will also have physician supervision with your visits. We coordinate these RD and MD visits for your convenience in scheduling. We will guide your through dietary changes, discuss medication options, and engage in behaviour therapy. The cost of Concise Program is $46/month with a one-year commitment ($550 paid upon enrolling).
Obesity is a chronic disease that needs longterm management.
We are with you as long as you need us! After your first year, we invite you to enrol in the LONGTERM MAINTENANCE PROGRAM which includes quarterly visits with a Registered Dietitian. The cost of the maintenance program is $325 per year. Our bariatric physicians will continue to follow you under OHIP on a quarterly basis as medically necessary.
**The High Metabolic Clinic reserves the right to change the pricing of the above programs at any time.
The brand new clinic in Mississauga will be opening early-August 2019! The temporary location is:
Suite 210 - 2300 Eglinton Ave West across from Credit Valley Hospital, Hours: WEDNESDAYS 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, FRIDAYS 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Telemedicine follow up appointments are available on TUESDAYS 11am - 3pm.