Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Services

Many complex factors such as genetics and biology, the environment, and individual behaviors can contribute to excess weight.  To understand the unique components for your child, our team will perform a comprehensive assessment and work to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your child’s needs.

Our Services Include:

Nutrition Services

  • Our dietitian will examine lifestyle, eating habits, and medical issues to help children and adolescents make a healthy change for life.

Physical Activity

  • We will help develop an activity or exercise plan that is tailored to the child and family. It may offer consultation with physical therapy, personal training, or our award-winning ENERGIZE! program.

Behavior Management

  • Discover obstacles that may be leading to bad habits and learn strategies for managing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

  • Our surgical weight loss program is for physically mature adolescents with a BMI of 40 kg/m2 or above who have failed medical weight management. Patients may enter this program at age 17 with surgical interventions taking place at age 18 and beyond. Learn more about adolescent weight loss surgery.

Lipid Management

  • If your child is participating in the Pediatric Weight Management Program, the physicians will manage the cholesterol within the program.
  • If your child is NOT participating in the Pediatric Weight Management Program, then the Pediatric Lipid Program can manage your child's cholesterol.
  • Our lipid disorder speciality physician and dietitian work together to create a personalized treatment plan for children and adolescents who have high levels of lipids (cholesterol, fat) in their blood.

Learn more about our Pediatric Lipid Program.

What to Expect from Your Child's First Visit

Your child’s first appointment will include a one-hour medical evaluation by one of our board certified pediatric weight management specialists.  During this time, patients will meet with the physician to collect and review lab work, address weight related health conditions, review weight management options, and formulate an overall weight management plan.

Teenagers who are at high risk for health complications may also have more intensive weight management options, such as: calorie counting, meal replacements, weight loss medications, or bariatric surgery. Patients may also meet with the dietitian on the first or second visit.

After the initial visit, we will develop an individualized, family-based plan that may include additional visits with our clinical dietitian, psychologist and ongoing follow up with our board-certified pediatrician who will manage your child’s care. Our psychologist will work with patients and families to address common behavioral health issues related to excess weight, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Emotional eating patterns

Most families will follow up every month with at least one clinical provider. Depending on the child's activity or exercise plan, the child may also follow up with physical therapy, a personal trainer or participate in our community-based ENERGIZE! exercise program.