macklin method introduction

So you want to support
patients living with obesity.

Maybe you are prescribing an anti-obesity medication...

WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY?

The Macklin Method website is a loyal knowledge translation of key components of the 2020 Canadian obesity clinical practice guidelines.

Wharton et al.
(OBESITY IN ADULTS: A CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL 2020 AUGUST 4;192)


This website constitutes a novel, simple and comprehensive approach to treating obesity.
Included you will find parallel practitioner and patient material.

To treat obesity effectively, what if you only needed to know and communicate 10 elements of treatment?

Your objectives then become:

1

Understand these 10 elements of treatment

2

Invites and inform patients regarding these 10 elements

3

That’s it,
that’s everything

The 10 elements are in 3 categories.

OBESITY BASICs

  1. Countering internalized weight bias
  2. Addressing expectations by describing “best weight”
  3. Explaining the place of diet, exercise and calories in weight management.
  4. Teaching patients values clarification and reflection skills

obesity treatment (cbt)

  1. Explaining and mapping wanting and high-risk times
  2. Explaining the skill of cognitive restraint over wanting (CBT)
  3. Explaining the known modulators of stress fatigue mood and sedentariness
  4. Explaining the skill of cognitive resilience over setbacks (CBT)

MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND PHARMACOTHERAPY​

  1. The medical assessment of obesity
  2. Pharmacotherapy – AOM’s

Each element is presented as a module.
Each clinical module is organized in the motivational interviewing format of

ASK

LISTEN

SUMMARIZE

INFORM

Some modules include clinical exercises. All modules contain a link to the parallel patient module.
All modules end with a summary of key relevant scientific publications and full text PDF links.

The Gate Keeper, the Go-Getter, and the Sleepy Executive

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ABOUT DR. DAVID MACKLIN

David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a University of Toronto trained family physician. 

 

David  has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; has for 16 years directed multidisciplinary, evidence based – behavioural weight management programs.  He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Medcan Clinic. He is also the Medical Director the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit.  He is a Science Committee member at Obesity Canada (OC).     


David is a co-author of the Canadian Action Study. 


David is also a co-author of the Behavioural Treatment Chapter in 2020 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Obesity in adults.