Medical Weight Management Centre

Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice
Published
February 3, 2019
Location
, Coquitlam, Canada
Category
Proposed Dates
Feb 4, 2019 - Apr 8, 2020
Hours
Part-time
Description
The Medical Weight Management Centre is a specialty service clinic that focuses on chronic obesity treatment by promoting a long-term and sustainable approach with medical treatment and lifestyle modification. At no cost and by referral from their physicians, patients are given an individual program within a group setting. The core of this program is the focus on patient education and a group medical setting by providing four group sessions per night for 40 to 80 patients. The centre also provides its patients with a secure online server that promotes interaction such as with their medical histories and to view the services or programs that are available to them. At present, there is no waitlist for this program. The goal of this centre is to make this a standard model for the treatment of chronic obesity.

The multidisciplinary centre includes understanding chronic obesity as a disease, nutrition and exercise management, sleep apnea evaluation and treatment, diabetic management, bariatric surgery consultations, and the management of psychological components of obesity. At the Medical Weight Management Centre, the core of the team includes a Medical Director, five part-time general
practitioners, six internal medicine specialists, a diabetic nurse, a dietician, a respiratory technician, and twelve nutrition and kinesiology trained university graduates. The front-end operations are run by a clinic manager and four MOAs. For the physicians, this is all part-time work.

The operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., group medical visits are from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and there are no after-hours call services for patients. The Medical Weight Management Centre is fee for service and uses a shadow payment model and the physicians are paid after every shift, therefore, there is are no financial and administrative overhead expectations.

The Medical Weight Management Centre supports general practitioners and works alongside them; it does not take over the care of family practice. This program is suited for those who enjoy teaching and working in an interdisciplinary setting with complex patients. There is no specific training required and it is a great augmentation of the quality of your clinical practice. The unique clinical experience that is gained here cannot be provided in primary care alone and ensures strong development of skill sets. Located only blocks from the Fraser River in Coquitlam, B.C. and alongside a major highway, the Medical Weight Management Centre is in close proximity to a variety of amenities and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Details

ER
No
Obstetrics
No
Hospital
No
House Calls
No
Residential Care
No
Palliative Care
No
Surgical Assists
No
Solo Practice
No
Rural Retention Premium
No
Daily Minimum
No
Locum payment based on
Billings
Opportunity to join clinic as an associate?
Yes
Accomodation Arrangements?
No
EMR
None
On Call
No
Travel expenses reimbursed?
No
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