ABC is York Region's most comprehensive weight management clinic.
Our team works together to provide individualized and comprehensive service to ensure the physical and psychological aspects of health involved in the accumulation of weight are identified and addressed. We treat obesity using evidence-based tools such as the Edmonton Obesity Staging System, the 5 A's of Obesity Management, and The Canadian Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity.
Our vision is to offer a comprehensive medical and lifestyle approach to the prevention and treatment of obesity and its long term physical and mental health complications.
To establish an accessible, comprehensive and reliable medical weight management center using a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.
Why we're different.
Your partner on your weight loss journey
Upon deciding that ABC Weight Management is right for you, we work with you to define your goals. Through goal setting, accountability, individualized medical treatments and ongoing support, our team will work with you to help you reach your best weight while enjoying a healthy lifestyle. You can be assured you will not be pressured to make a decision you are not ready to make. If you are still contemplating but not sure about joining our weight loss program after your initial assessment, we will be ready to meet with you again in the future at a better time that suits your life.
Providing specialized assistance for diabetics
Over 90% of Canadians with diabetes type 2 have excess weight. Those who suffer with this condition know, there is much more involved than just obtaining normal blood sugars. Our dietitian, physiotherapist, nurse and physician can provide specialized ongoing assistance with nutrition, lower leg assessment, exercise prescription, weight loss medications, and behavioural change support.
Prescribe medications when medically necessary
We know we aren't the only weight management program out there and you are looking at all your options. Our clinic offers multiple modalities to treat obesity, from lifestyle behavioural modifications, OPTIFAST meal replacement program, dietitian services, exercise programs, and prescription medications for weight management. There are currently three medications ( SAXENDA, CONTRAVE & XENICAL) approved by Heath Canada for the treatment of Overweight and Obesity. They are recommended ONLY as part of a weight management plan. During your initial comprehensive medical assessment, Dr. Soto will discuss with you if any of these medications are suitable for you.