At Calibrate, our aim is to increase access to cardiometabolic disease treatment, and that means access not just to medication, but also to comprehensive, ongoing care. Each Calibrate member meets face-to-face with a board-certified Calibrate doctor for their video doctor visit, and is connected to an entire team of doctors and nurses who follow their progress and oversee their care throughout their time on the program. Calibrate members always have access to their Medical Team and are able to ask asynchronous questions or schedule additional calls and video visits at any time.
Calibrate Doctor Michele Griffith, MD
Clinical Advisory Board
Calibrate’s standard of care has been developed by our medical leadership in partnership with our Clinical Advisory Board, a group of world leaders in obesity medicine and metabolic health. They vet every aspect of our program to ensure we’re giving our members the best possible guidance.
Donna Ryan, MD
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Randy Seeley, PhD
Eve Van Cauter, PhD
THE CALIBRATE DIFFERENCE
Calibrate was designed by leading obesity and metabolic health clinicians to treat obesity comprehensively over time. We're the only doctor-led program to use medication as a tool, rather than the entire treatment, and our approach requires an ongoing commitment to holistic behavior change.
Our research-based intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) program was designed to work alongside medication to amplify results, restore metabolic balance, and support ongoing health— even after medication use has ceased.
Calibrate’s Metabolic Reset is built on decades of research that shows incremental habit change through intensive lifestyle intervention, in combination with medication that works on underlying biology, is the most effective approach for sustained weight loss and improved metabolic health.
Kim Boyd, MD Chief Medical Officer
DOCTOR-DESIGNED HOLISTIC CARE
Calibrate members work with their Medical Team and coach to build enduring healthy habits across the four areas essential to lasting metabolic health: food, sleep, exercise, and emotional health.
These habit changes are built to enhance the effects of GLP-1 medications as well as support ongoing physiological change. Members participate in:
Biweekly 1:1 coaching sessions
Work through Calibrate’s proprietary curriculum, track metrics and goals via the Calibrate app
Have access to community events and networks throughout their time on the program
OUR RIGOROUS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Calibrate is only available to individuals who meet the FDA criteria for obesity treatment with GLP-1s. Our enrollment was designed by physician experts to disqualify other conditions that are not clinically appropriate for our treatment model.
Comprehensive Health Intake
Calibrate’s onboarding includes initial eligibility screening, a member-reported comprehensive health intake, required metabolic lab work, and waist circumference assessment.
Members interested in joining Calibrate answer questions via our Eligibility Quiz to determine initially if they are eligible for the program, and their answers are later validated by labs and a video doctor visit.
DOCTOR VIDEO VISIT
Members also have a face-to-face video visit with a Calibrate doctor that requires weight to be verified via a connected scale that syncs with the Calibrate app.
During video visits, Calibrate doctors further evaluate for any other conditions that disqualify eligibility for treatment with GLP-1 medications or intensive lifestyle intervention. If at any point in the Calibrate program a member becomes inappropriate for treatment with a GLP-1, medication is discontinued.
CLINICAL CARE AT CALIBRATE: ONBOARDING
Once a member has been deemed eligible and joins Calibrate, they complete a comprehensive health intake and receive a lab order with instructions for completing them locally at their closest Quest or LabCorp, with their primary care provider, or at another healthcare facility.
The following labs are either required or recommended before a member meets with their Calibrate doctor:
Kidney function test (Cr/GFR)
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) or fasting glucose
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
Comprehensive metabolic panel
Fasting insulin test
High sensitivity C-reactive protein
MEMBER MEDICAL SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
In order to ensure the program is appropriate for a member and to identify a treatment plan that will best ensure clinical safety and efficacy, a Calibrate doctor undertakes a comprehensive review of the member’s comprehensive health history and lab panels and meets with them 1:1 during an extensive video evaluation. If the doctor determines that the member is not eligible to begin the program, the member is refunded and disenrolled.
CONTINUOUS MONITORING AND SUPPORT
Medical Team Support
Throughout their time on the program, Calibrate members have a team of doctors and nurses who follow their progress and oversee their care. Members always have access to their Medical Team, which includes both Calibrate doctors and nurses, and are able to ask asynchronous questions or schedule additional calls and video visits at any time through messaging in the dedicated Medical Channel of their Calibrate app.
Calibrate doctors and nurses have continuous access to member weights via a connected scale and through information obtained via member program engagement, including biweekly video coaching appointments and in-app tracking. Calibrate doctors adjust medication as clinically necessary, including discontinuing medication when appropriate. Additionally, our data safety team flags any outlier weights or behaviors for medical review.
Frequently Asked Questions
Calibrate doctors are all board-certified and trained in a variety of disciplines, including integrative and functional medicine, endocrinology, and cardiology. Calibrate nurses are all Registered Nurses (RNs) with current state licenses.
Accountability coaches come from a number of different backgrounds––including public health, psychology, education, and nutrition––and therefore have a number of different certifications and qualifications. Regardless of an accountability coach’s prior experience, all coaches complete a rigorous training program in order to receive a Calibrate Coaching Certification prior to being able to meet with any of our members.
Calibrate is only available for people with a BMI of 30 or above (or a BMI of 27 or above with one or more of the following metabolic conditions: diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea or PCOS) because the FDA-approved medications that are part of our program are indicated for use only for those who have a BMI within this range. Calibrate doctors do not prescribe outside of this indicated use.
Calibrate functions much like a team of specialists in the traditional healthcare setting: Calibrate doctors work alongside members’ primary care doctors and other specialists to treat obesity. When needed, Calibrate doctors speak directly with PCPs and other treating physicians for coordination of care.
Calibrate members have a group of doctors and nurses who follow their progress and oversee their care. Our team-based approach ensures that members have uninterrupted, high-quality care throughout their time on the program. Members always have access to their Medical Team, which includes both Calibrate doctors and nurses, and are able to ask asynchronous questions or schedule additional calls and video visits at any time through messaging in the dedicated Medical Channel of their Calibrate app.