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WHAT IS

Medical Weight Management

 A Medical Weight Management Program is an evidenced-based, medically supervised approach to weight management. The goal of the program is to help you to make changes that will improve your health and quality of life.  We help you discover your best weight - the weight you can achieve and maintain while living the healthiest life that you can enjoy.

At Terra, our program is individualized and all about you. It's about making personal goals that are realistic and achievable. While weight is an indicator, your health is the ultimate goal. It is not about restriction, expensive supplements, and long hours at the gym every day.  

PROGRAMS

1
Initial Assessment

60Minutes / $175

  • Comprehensive initial assessment with Nurse Practitioner to discuss health and nutrition history and review factors that are impacting weight.

  • Blood-work requisitions/testing as appropriate, along with a virtual appointment to review/discuss results.

  • Learn about obesity as a chronic disease along with safe and evidenced based treatment options that are available

  • Individualized treatment recommendations* to support your weight management journey

* This option only includes recommendations and not ongoing treatment. For ongoing followups, cost is $75.00/visit.

2
Achieve Program

6 Months /$750

  • Comprehensive initial assessment with individualized treatment recommendations

  • Implementation of treatment recommendations (i.e prescriptions, nutrition planning, referrals, etc.)

  • 30 min checkpoints once monthly with Nurse Practitioner to review progress and goals, adjust and change treatment plans as needed

  • Option for biweekly review of nutrition/food journaling

  • Ongoing education and support tools

3
Sustain Program

Monthly / $75

  • Ongoing support option after completing ACHIEVE program

  • 30 min monthly checkpoints for monitoring and adjustment based on your evolving medical and nutritional needs.

  • Evolving care and guidance from your foundational plan of care.

* Can opt out anytime

WHO

Guide You On Your Journey?
Marie Powell, Terra Medical Aesthetics + Wellness

Marie is a Nurse Practitioner, and owner of Terra Wellness. She has significant experience and interest in the field of obesity and weight management. She spent six years working within the surgical weight management program in NL and during that time completed many certifications, weight management courses and attended multiple conferences by Obesity Canada. She works in both primary care and virtual settings where she treats and follows many people living with obesity and weight concerns. She has a passion for seeing others meet their health and wellness goals, come off their medications, manage their chronic illness and improve their overall health status. She also has experience and knowledge in pre and postoperative weight loss surgery management. She utilizes a multifaceted approach to weight management using nutrition planning/guidance, approved medications and behaviour change.

FAQ

About The Program
  • HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?

While weight loss is one of the goals of this program,improving your overall health and wellness is the key outcome. It is impossible to tell for sure how much weight you will lose and there are various individual factors that impact our weight and metabolism. We will work with each individual to get them to their “best weight” that they can maintain long term. 

  • DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

Yes, there are medications approved by Health Canada that can be used in combination with healthy behaviours to help support people who are trying to manage their weight and improve their health. Each person responds to these medications differently. It will depend on your individual health and history whether or not medications are appropriate however our Nurse Practitioner can discuss this with you and prescribe if necessary. 

  • HOW LONG CAN I CONTINUE SUSTAIN PROGRAM?

There is no timeline. We will continue to offer ongoing support for as long as you need us. We understand that life happens,and it’s not always easy to maintain behavioral changes without support. 

  • DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM A DOCTOR OR NURSE PRACTITIONER?

No, there is no referral required. If you have a primary care provider, we are more then happy to send along information if you consent to inform them of your treatment recommendations and progress.

  • CAN I SPEAK TO SOMEONE IF THIS IS THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?

Yes, you can book a free consultation via telephone or click the link below.

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