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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.
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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:
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.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610