The COACH Clinic is a family-centered, multidisciplinary outpatient clinic designed to prevent and treat obesity in children and teens through lifestyle changes. The COACH Clinic will require a strong commitment and readiness to make changes--on the part of both you and your child/teen. Patients referred to the COACH Clinic receive monthly care and counseling throughout their visits. To take part in our clinic, patients should be:
Our multidisciplinary team focuses on educating the individual and family to improve health.
We look forward to helping you and your child achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To be sure you and your family get the most benefit from your visit, we recommend:
The first appointment consists of the new patient and caregiver being triaged and meeting with our doctor/advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Your child will also see a Registered Dietitian, Physical Therapist, and/or Psychologist.
The doctor/APRN will perform the following:
After the initial visit with the COACH physician or APRN, your child will be seen monthly for a recommended length of time.
A: Our program will not place a patient on a specific diet. Our program is customized to individual needs. We will NOT use meal substitutes, drinks, or diet pills. We work with the individual and family to improve food and drink choices, exercises, and behaviors by educating on preferences and setting short-term goals.
A: The orientation class is designed to introduce you to our clinic team members as well as describe the importance of healthy lifestyles in weight management, outline the structure of the program and what to expect. We also ask that you set a goal before your first clinic appointment from a list of ideas provided at the orientation.
A: Clinic visits may range anywhere from 1-3 hours.
Visits may include the following caregivers:
A school note and/or work excuse letter is provided if needed.
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