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Obesity Care Clinic (Eastern Zone)

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The Obesity Care Clinic treats adults living with obesity in the Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas.

The focus of the 12-week program is to find and treat the root cause of a patient’s obesity as a chronic (ongoing) disease. In the program, patients learn about changing their behaviour, the role of the brain in obesity, healthy eating and physical activity, and skill building such as stress management, improving sleep, etc. Patients are also offered individual appointments with the clinic’s multi-disciplinary team for support as needed, physical activity and medication counseling. Patients are referred to the program by a physician or nurse practitioner.

After 12 weeks, patients will be offered group meetings every three (3) months and individual appointments, as needed, for up to one (1) year.

After 12 months, patients will be assessed for discharge from the clinic. Patients will have the option to be referred again.

Some patients may be referred to the clinic by specific surgeons for pre-surgical weight loss treatment. This treatment helps patients lose weight before their hip or knee joint is replaced to help them get the best results from their surgery.

Programs are led by the clinic’s multi-disciplinary team.


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Obesity Care Clinic
Sterling Health Centre
3 Sterling Road
Glace Bay, NS B1A 3X2
Phone: 902-842-3965
Fax: 902-842-5142           

You must be referred to the clinic by a physician or nurse practitioner. Some patients may be referred by their surgeon to help lose weight before hip or knee joint replacement surgery.

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