Health Club is individualized patient care plans delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Patricia and her team use a novel and effective approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention with a multidisciplinary team, providing direct patient care and individual treatment programs that are tailored to each child’s needs. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of a pediatrician/medical director, registered dieticians, case manager, and fitness instructors. We are equipped to treat the most severe cases of obesity and Failure to Thrive (FTT).
Dr. Patricia works to address the root causes of overweight and obesity, rather than just the symptoms, to ensure that the entire family is stronger and healthier. The overall intervention is the same for both overweight children and those with FTT.
- Discuss the psychology of feeding
- Teach families how to improve their nutrition
- Promote increased physical activity
- Assess and treat any medical or psychological comorbidities
With the nutrition counseling and fitness training provided by our multidisciplinary team at medical visits, our most recent evaluation in 2013 found that 84.5% of patients improved their body mass index (BMI) percentiles. The reduction in weight was enough in many cases that the children are no longer considered obese.