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ABOUT Our Team
Dr Jessica Watkins:
Dr Watkins is an anesthesiologist now practicing in the areas of obesity medicine and chronic pain. She is passionate about improving patient health, wellness, mobility and quality of life. Her specific area of interest is prehabilitating patients prior to a medical procedure to improve health outcomes.
BSc University of British Columbia
MD, University of British Columbia
Anesthesiology, FRCPC, Queen's University
Fellowship Training in Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Toronto
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
ABOUT Our Program
Our clinic offers an innovative approach to weight management, with the goal of improving not only quality of life and mobility for our patients, but also reducing perioperative risks. Our program is not a fad diet, a meal planning service or an exercise plan. Instead, it is a medical approach to the chronic disease of obesity. We understand that nobody chooses to live in discomfort and we are passionate about reducing the stigma associated with living in a larger body.
All visits with a member of our team are covered by OHIP. Our program involves the prescribing of medications that may or may not be covered by your insurance plan or your provincial health insurance coverage. However, we will do everything within our ability to assist you to obtain coverage for these mediations. Our clinic offers a convenient hybrid model with options for both in-person or secure virtual appointments with the doctor.
We look forward to helping you improve your health so you can get more out of life!
Obesity is not a lifestyle choice; it's a chronic hormonal and genetic disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Referral?
Yes. Because we are a specialty clinic, a referral from a physician or a Nurse Practitioner is required to for our program.
How Long is the Waitlist?
It is currently about 9-12 months long. We are still taking new referrals, so please do not hesitate to request an appointment and we will see you as soon as possible. Please do not call the clinic if your referral was made less than 9 months ago. Our staff will contact you for an appointment at the earliest opportunity.
How Do I Know if You received My Referral?
Your referring doctor (or Nurse Practitioner) will receive confirmation that we have your referral. Our team members will reach out to you directly to schedule an appointment for you when the time is right. We also offer a cancellation list that you can sign up for if you are able to take a short-notice appointment in the event of a cancellation. In order to be added to the cancellation list, our clinic must first have received the referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner.
Where is the Watkins Metabolic Clinic?
Our clinic is located within the KOPI (Kingston Orthopedic Pain Institute) campus which is located at 800 John Marks Avenue, just off Highway 15 in Kingston. When you arrive, please check in with the staff at the lobby desk on the main level. They will direct you to clinic office.
Do You Offer Telephone Appointments?
No, we don't offer telephone appointments. However, virtual appointments are available through Microsoft Teams. You can connect via a browser on your computer/laptop. If you want to connect on your mobile device, you must download and install the Teams app. Please refer to the 'For Patients' section of our website for more information about connecting to Teams.
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800 John Marks Ave
Kingston, ON K7K 0J7