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, family-based treatment plan based on your child’s needs.
Learn more about our Pediatric Lipid Program.
Note: Schedules may be modified to accommodate individual family/patient needs.
Your child’s first appointment will include a 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 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. Your visit 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.
This visit includes follow up with dietitian and/or psychologist if needed to review progress, challenges and to set healthy goals. If needed, we’ll also address common behavioral issues related to excess weight, such as challenges meeting goals, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and emotional eating patterns.
Follow up with weight management doctor or nurse practitioner to review overall progress in program and your health and to set healthy goals.
To be determined by health care team and patient. We are here as long as you need our support.
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