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 and dietary evaluation by one of our board certified pediatric weight management physicians or pediatric nurse practitioner and a dietitian.
During this time, we will collect blood samples via a finger-stick to check your child's blood sugar if not already done by your pediatrician. Then, patients will meet with the physician to:
Our dietitians will guide your family in setting a few dietary or physical activitiy goals to get your family started immediately on making healthy lifestyle changes together. Your visig will last approximately 2 hours. If the dietitian is not available on the first visit, then your visit will last approximately 1 hour with the medical provider, and you will meet with the dietitian at a subsequent visit.
Teenagers who are at high risk for health complications may also have more intensive weight management options, such as:
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. Your family will also be invited to participate in our ENERGIZE! program - a group healthy lifestyle program including fun interactive group education about nutrition, physical activity and health behaviors as well as the opportunity to participate in family fitness activities and learn more about ways to be active.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting us directly or through a referral from your child's pediatrician by calling: 919-235-6439.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610