During your initial visit, we will assess your health issues and establish an individualized plan for healthy eating and increased physical activity and develop motivational strategies to maintain these changes. Our doctors also evaluate how your current medications may be hindering weight loss or contributing to weight gain. They will recommend tests to check for problems like diabetes, high cholesterol levels and liver disease that may be seen early in children who are struggling with excessive weight gain.
Return visits will be scheduled according to your treatment needs. We strongly encourage frequent follow up with the team of providers for at least one-year, to achieve your health goals and maintain the momentum gained after initial visit. In some cases, we may need to work together with you and another specialist, such as a behavioral therapist, cardiologist (heart specialist), blood pressure experts (nephrologist), liver specialist and sleep experts. For patients who decide to pursue weight loss surgery, an individualized decision will be made on a case-by-case basis with the medical team.