Are you concerned about your child’s weight and overall health? We understand that managing your child’s weight can be a delicate but challenging issue. Let us introduce you to our pediatric weight management clinic. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals, including pediatricians and dietitians, work together to develop personalized plans for each child, focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being. We believe in a holistic approach that empowers both children and parents to make sustainable lifestyle changes, fostering a lifetime of healthy habits.
At the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, we provide a supportive and nurturing environment that prioritizes your child’s growth and development. You’ll have access to a range of services that address the physical, social, and emotional aspects of weight management in young children. Our team of experts tailor a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs and preferences, inviting the entire family to support your child’s wellness journey.
Our pediatric weight management clinic offers the following services:
- Weight loss medication: Our doctors can provide medication to assist with weight loss when appropriate. We only use medications designed with your child’s metabolism and needs in mind.
- Diagnosis and treatment of co-morbidities: From high blood pressure to high cholesterol, there are many conditions triggered or aggravated by childhood obesity. Our team will provide all the necessary support to help your child achieve optimal health.
- Food and nutrition counseling: Fresh fruits and veggies should be part of every child’s diet. Let us tailor a healthy meal plan your kids will love.
- Emotional and clinical advice for supportive family members: Your entire family can support your child’s path to a healthy weight. Our staff will teach you how.
Accurate Diagnoses, Compassionate Care for Obesity in Kids
Our pediatric weight management clinic is specifically designed to address the unique needs of young children. By providing weight gain support, comprehensive diagnoses, and dietitian services, we address childhood weight control from every angle. Our pediatricians know that without full understanding, it’s difficult for children to commit to essential life changes. That’s why our team makes you and your child partners in the process, starting with your first appointment.
Here’s an overview of our pediatric weight control programs:
- Weight Gain Support: Our holistic approach includes counseling to help your child better understand the reasons behind their weight gain.
- Evaluation for Causes: Many factors contribute to childhood obesity and weight gain. Our medical professionals adopt personalized strategies that result in effective evaluation and weight management.
- Dietitian Services: Registered dietitians specializing in pediatric nutrition and weight management provide support and guidance that includes meal plans, nutrition counseling, and portion control education.
Work with our team to find the right programs and services for your child.
Evaluation and Treatment of Related Health Issues
At our pediatric weight management clinic, we also address other issues such as prediabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and fatty liver disease, commonly related to weight gain that can negatively impact your child’s health.
- Prediabetes: Screenings and assessments can identify high levels of blood sugar that signal the start of Type 2 diabetes. To avoid this debilitating, life-threatening condition, your child needs to master effective weight management.
- Hypertension: High blood pressure causes your child’s heart to work harder than normal. Through dietary changes in physical activity, your child can get their hypertension under control.
- Fatty Liver: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes the buildup of fat in the liver. This makes it difficult for the organ to function properly. With lifestyle changes, weight management strategies and proper exercise, your child can improve the health of their liver.
- High cholesterol: High cholesterol in children can negatively impact cardiovascular health. Our weight management pediatricians can give your child the treatment needed to keep this condition in check.
Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine offers comprehensive care for children with weight gain challenges. Contact us today to book an appointment at our pediatric weight management clinic.