Weight Management Clinic

The Healthy Weight Clinic is a doctor-supervised program that helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Our mission is to help you and your family start on a path to healthy weight by teaching healthy lifestyle choices. Read More...

Levitt Michelle

McCollum Mark
Mark McCollum, MD
Director, Trauma Services; Pediatric Surgeon

Putt Geoffrey
Geoffrey Putt, PsyD
Director, Outpatient Therapy Services

Triemstra Kevin
Kevin Triemstra, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist

Perusek Amy
Amy Perusek, MSN, CPN
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Chand Amy
Amy Chand, MS, EP
Youth Fitness Specialist

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Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Childhood Obesity.

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Overview

The Healthy Weight Clinic is a doctor-supervised program that helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Our mission is to help you and your family reach this goal by teaching healthy lifestyle choices.

The clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, including  physicians, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists and behavioral specialists.  These specialists will take an extensive look at what is going on in your child’s world.  To accomplish this, families must complete and return the new patient packet linked to the right side of this page.

Once this packet is received, a team member will contact you to schedule the first comprehensive evaluation. The first visit is designed to identify the root causes of your child’s weight issues and educate the family about potential long-term health effects. Based on the results of the evaluation, a recommendation for treatment will be made.

  • At the first visit, your child will receive:
  • A history and physical exam by the medical provider, which may include lab testing
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing
  • A meeting with the dietitian
  • A starter notebook with educational materials and education on what to expect from the program

Thank you for taking the first step to positive lasting change.  We look forward to scheduling your first appointment!

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Weight Management Clinic
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330-543-3276

our locations

Akron Children's Hospital
Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 6400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3276
Fax: 330-543-8489
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