BECOME A PARTICIPATING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

GIVE YOUR PATIENTS IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY, EVIDENCE-BASED BARIATRIC CARE

Do you have patients with excess weight in your practice? Do you struggle to get them timely access to the bariatric care they need? If so, we can help. LEAF Weight Management Clinic™, led by Dr. Judy Shiau, now offers Satellite STREAM™, a 24-week medical weight management program designed to help patients lose 10% to 20% of their starting weight. This is the same program we offer in our own clinic, with one important difference: while we deliver the behavioural component of the program to your patients via our social and engaging online learning system, you, as their health care provider, concurrently provide medical supervision.
Elligible Clinicians

If you are a licensed physician or nurse practitioner working in Canada and you want to provide your patients who have excess weight with timely access to high-quality, evidence-based bariatric care in your community, then we would be happy talk to you about becoming a LEAF™ participating clinician. Participating clinicians must:

  • complete our online course outlining the LEAF™ method;
  • see enrolled patients weekly over the course of the program; and
  • prescribe Optifast® 900 to enrolled patients, if medically appropriate.
Program Structure

The behavioural component, led by us, consists of 24 modules that patients complete at a rate of one module per week. The modules help patients learn to develop a healthy relationship with food and learn to make healthy lifestyle choices. The learning is reinforced with bi-weekly webchats led by one of our registered dietitians or other allied health professionals.

The clinical component, concurrently led by you, consists of weekly medical appointments to medically manage the patient, order and review labwork, and ensure the patient progresses safely through the program.

Patient Enrollment

Once you become a participating provider, you can enroll patients into the program quickly and easily by completing and faxing a simple enrollment form to LEAF™. We will give you the material you need to promote the program as well as the consent forms patients must sign before enrolling.

When we receive a completed enrollment form, we will give your patient access to our learning system.

Meal Replacement Prescription and Dispensing 

Once the patient enrolls in the program, you will prescribe Optifast® 900 to them if medically appropriate. You can sell Optifast® 900 directly to the patient or, if you prefer, you can receive a PIN code from Nestlé that will allow your patient to order it directly from Nestlé through the Optifast® online store.

Program Fees

The program fee is $2,000 (taxes included). This does not include the cost of the Optifast® 900 meal replacement. Patients pay the program fee online through our learning system. Though the cost of the program is not covered by provincial health insurance, it is covered by some private health insurance plans.

Your weekly medical appointments with your patients usually are covered by provincial health insurance but please check to make sure this is the case in your jurisdiction.

INTERESTED?

Next Steps…

LET US KNOW YOU ARE INTERESTED
Email us at programs@leafwmc.com or call us at 613-701-1222 to let us know you are interested in becoming a Satellite STREAM™ participating provider.
TALK TO OUR DOC
Dr. Judy Shiau, our Lead Physician and Medical Director, will call you at a mutually convenient time to discuss the program with you and answer any questions you might have about it.
SIGN THE PARTICIPATING PROVIDER AGREEMENT
If you are interested in moving forward after your conversation with Dr. Shiau, we will send you the Participating Provider Agreement. This document outlines your role and responsibilities as a participating provider. Review it, sign it, and return it to us by fax.
COMPLETE OUR ONLINE ORIENTATION COURSE

Once we receive the signed Participating Provider Agreement, we will enroll you in our participating provider course, which you can complete online at your convenience. This course is your orientation to the LEAF™ method and gives you the information you need to provide safe, effective, and efficient medical supervision for the program.

REVIEW OUR PROGRAM PACKAGE

After you complete our online orientation course, we will send you a package that contains everything you need to get started: promotional material, patient consent forms, Optifast® online store details, and other useful information. This will make it quick and easy for you to promote the program in your clinic, help patients make an informed decision about whether or not they should enroll, enroll interested patients, and sell patients Optifast® or have them order it directly from Nestlé’s online store.

Let’s Work Together for the Health of Your Patient!

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