Is a referral required to in order to schedule an appointment?
We do require a referral from a medical doctor before patients can be booked in at the clinic. Once we receive the referral we will be contacting the patient directly in order to schedule an appointment. We schedule appointments in the order the referrals are received.
Will I be seen by Dr. Jason Fung?
Although Dr. Fung established this clinic, patients are seen by his team of medical doctors, who implement the low carbohydrate, high fat, and intermittent fasting program. If you exclusively want to see Dr. Fung please refer to IDMprogram.com or contact 437.237.9808. Dr. Fung is not currently accepting new patients.
Are visits covered under Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?
Once we receive the referral from the medical doctor we schedule patients for a one-to-one visit with one of our doctors, also if a patient has diabetes or high cholesterol then they will also be scheduled in for a group session conducted by a medical doctor. These visits are covered under OHIP.
We also offer nutritionist and dietitian services to further support and guide patients with the diet, which is not covered under OHIP. If you have extended benefits then services may be covered, however, patients will have to check with their individual benefits for coverage information. The fees for the nutritionist and dietitian services are as follows:
- Initial consultation (75 min) - $130
- Follow up visit (30 min) - $90
Do you have other locations?
Except for the IDM Program (www.idmprogram.com), which is also founded by Dr. Fung and Megan Ramos, currently this is the only location that we have. We are looking to expand to other locations, however, at this time we are not affiliated with any other clinic.
How frequent are the follow up visits?
Generally follow up visits are on a monthly basis, however, it can be case dependent. Patients with a more complex medical history, or if taking insulin, then they may require more frequent follow ups in the beginning as medications will likely require adjustments with the dietary changes. As patients get more accustomed to implementing the program in their daily routine, naturally, they will find that frequent follow ups are not necessary and therefore will check in once every few months for monitoring their blood work.