What is the cardiometabolic collaborative clinic?
We are a specialist-run, multidisciplinary, collaborative clinic focusing on management of cardiometabolic risk factors in a timely manner. Getting cardiometabolic risk factors under control decreases the risk of cardiac events and mortality, but most physicians don’t have the time to properly discuss the risks and treatment, nor to get patients to target. This clinic combines various specialties to allow for comprehensive patient assessment followed by intensive medical treatment to get patients to evidence based risk targets. All patients are offered enrollment in a 12 week lifestyle program run by Registered Dieticians to improve eating habits for the best cardiometabolic success. There is currently no cost to the patient for this program. If your patient is under the age of 75, does not have end stage renal disease, and is motivated to improve their risk factors, please send in a referral form and we would be happy to help.
The lifestyle program
The Lifestyle Program is a comprehensive 12 week program that is designed to help support patients in meeting their wellness goals. Each week, participants meet in a group setting for a 1-hour class led by a Registered Dietitian who is also a certified Craving Change facilitator. Weekly topics range from label reading, portion control and meal planning, to understanding the reasons behind food choices and behaviors. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and take part in group discussions during these interactive sessions. Prior to week 1 of the group sessions, each participant will meet for a one-on-one session with the Registered Dietitian and patients will be asked to complete questionnaires both at the start and end of the program.