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  • Do I need a referral from my physician?
    You do NOT require a referral for the initial Comprehensive Nutrition and Fitness Assessment. However, we will communicate with your doctor should you decide to join one of our Weight Management Programs. Dr. Soto addresses existing medical conditions and adjust or prescribe medications when needed. We want to keep your family doctor informed !.
  • How much does your program cost?
    We believe that obesity and related medical conditions should be managed in a health care environment, therefore the physician's fees of our weight loss programs are covered by OHIP. There is a fee of 260 dollars for the initial visit. It covers the mandatory dietitian comprehensive assessment, Physiotherapist assessment and metabolic test supplies. Additional services provided by our nutritionist, personal trainer, physiotherapist, chiropractor, as well as OPTIFAST meal replacement products and additional sessions with the dietitian are provided for a fee. At this point you will join the Lifestyle Program or OPTIFAST Program. Please note, most private insurance plans may cover the cost of physiotherapists and dieticians.
  • What is new about your program?
    We are a team of healthcare professionals working with you to improve your health using proven methods and treatment options. Our clinic is set up to accommodate patients with excess weight to ensure your comfort, privacy and dignity. We are equipped with bariatric chairs, a discrete weighting station and weight sensitive examination equipment. We offer no gimmicks nor false promises. Research shows that tackling weight management with the combined expertise of different healthcare professionals brings greater chances of sustainable weight loss. We are also the only centre that offers the OPTIFAST Weight Management Program in York Region.
  • I am overweight and healthy, do I need to lose weight?
    Weight management is not only about losing weight, but about improving quality of life by enhancing your health and reducing the risk of medical complications. Many overweight people are healthy, have healthy eating habits, and perform a good amount of physical activity; therefore, weight gain prevention may be all that is needed. Whatever your health and weight goals, we can help you achieve them.
  • How is your program different?
    Contrary to other weight loss programs, ABC Weight Management believe that each individual that walks into our clinic is unique. Our goal is to get to the root problem behind your weight issue. There is much more than just diet and exercise ! You do not need to sign a long term contract for our services, however we do want our patients to be realistic with their goals, attend all booked appointments and commit to regular visits for at least 6 months. We are health care professionals trained in weight management. Many commercial programs that are out there often do not have the medical experience or education to assist in the complexities of weight management. We do not judge. You have a life story unlike anyone else and ABC is a safe place for you to feel welcome, to learn and to work towards achieving a healthier quality of life.
  • I just need a medication prescription , why do I need to join the program ?
    Dr. Soto may prescribe weight loss medications only as part of the weight management program. Studies have shown the benefits of these medications ONLY in the context of a comprehensive medical weight loss program. If you are only looking for a quick prescription solution, this program is not for you.
  • How do I join your program?
    To qualify for our Program, it is important that you be motivated to engage in life-long healthy changes and committed to attend all your clinic visits. You should also: Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more OR Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 to 30 and weight related medical conditions. Call us or send us a message to discuss your needs today.
  • Where do I start?
    Please call us: 905-503-4002 or email us. We'll answer any questions you might have and explain how to get started.
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