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Obesity treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about obesity?

Yes. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose obesity online by asking about your symptoms and observing your condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of action. 

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when you have excessive amounts of fat in your body and your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 35. Obesity may result in an increased likelihood of other health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

What are the symptoms of obesity?

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excess fat around the body
  • Shortness of breath with minimal exertion
  • Mobility issues
How can I treat obesity?

You may help treat obesity at home by making dietary changes such as increasing the amount of high-fiber foods you eat and avoiding foods that are high in sugar and fat to lose weight. An increase in everyday physical activity, such as walking briskly and taking on cardiovascular activities such as swimming, will help your body burn calories faster.

If a combination of dietary changes and physical activity do not result in weight loss, a doctor may prescribe weight loss medication or recommend that you undergo weight loss surgery such as gastric sleeve, gastric band or gastric bypass surgery which will either limit the amount of food that can enter the stomach or make the stomach smaller, discouraging overeating.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Patients love using Maple

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

- Play Store review

Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

- App Store review

Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

- App Store review

The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

- Facebook review

Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

- Facebook review

Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

- Facebook review

I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

- Facebook review

LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.

- Facebook review

Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

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