Dr. Sandra Cortina MD, FRCPC, MPH, ABOM

Dr. Sandra Cortina is no newcomer to the health and lifestyle sphere however—first completing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with dual certification in Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University in 2008. Through a series of subsequent and serendipitous training paths through public health, nursing and later Internal Medicine, she is back to her passion of practicing lifestyle and weight loss medicine.

Dr. Cortina is diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and holds active memberships with the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) and Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA).

Today, her purpose and passion lie in helping patients unlearn diet culture myths, replacing it with evidence-based weight loss treatment and treating the root causes of underlying weight gain within her medical weight loss clinic.  She is also an advocate for accurate scientific communication about weight loss on social media, including evidence-based weight loss coaching, medical weight loss treatments and nutrition science. She is passionate about debunking diet culture weight loss trends, and engaging weight loss support in both the community and social media sphere.

Her clinical approach is multi-faceted and includes a blend of lifestyle and nutritionist counselling in conjunction with medical weight loss medications when indicated. Preparation and referral to our provincial weight loss surgery program is also available.

Dr. Sandra Cortina MD, FRCPC, MPH, ABOM

Dr. Sandra Cortina is no newcomer to the health and lifestyle sphere however—first completing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with dual certification in Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University in 2008. Through a series of subsequent and serendipitous training paths through public health, nursing and later Internal Medicine, she is back to her passion of practicing lifestyle and weight loss medicine.

 

Today, her purpose and passion lie in helping patients unlearn diet culture myths and replacing it with evidence-based weight loss treatment within her medical weight loss clinic.  She is also an advocate for accurate scientific communication about weight loss on social media, including evidence-based weight loss coaching, medical weight loss treatments and nutrition science. She is passionate about debunking diet culture weight loss trends, and engaging weight loss support in both the community and social media sphere.

Her clinical approach is multi-faceted and includes a blend of lifestyle and nutritionist counselling in conjunction with medical weight loss medications when indicated. Preparation and referral to our provincial weight loss surgery program is also available.

With undergraduate training in kinesiology and dual certification in human nutrition, Dr. Cortina offers a complete lens and lifestyle approach to the medical management of weight loss.

Dr. Cortina is an Internal Medicine specialist and a current fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is also a current diplomate with the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Through Dr. Cortina’s previous nursing experience in community addiction, and focused medical training in addiction medicine, we offer both an understanding and support for psycho-behavioural interventions. 

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