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Obesity Program

Obesity Clinical Programs

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At our specialty clinics, we evaluate children and teens who have concerns about being overweight, are overweight (body mass index [BMI] between the 85th and 95th percentiles) or are obese (BMI greater than the 95th percentile).

The Child Wellness Clinic sees children ages 2 to 11 years and the Adolescent Wellness Clinic cares for youth ages 12 to 21 years.

Since children who are overweight are at risk of developing other conditions, we work closely with experts in Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, PsychiatrySleep Disorders and Sports Medicine to provide complete care for your child or teen.

At this time, we do not provide bariatric surgery.

Community Programs

We work closely with your primary care provider for ongoing follow-up. We may refer you to resources in your community as well.

ACT! Actively Changing Together at the YMCA

In a partnership with the YMCA, we offer the ACT! program (Actively Changing Together), a healthy lifestyle program for youth who have a BMI greater than 85 percentile.

Fit 4 You at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

If your child receives care at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC), be sure to ask about Fit 4 You at your next visit.

Fit 4 You is a program at OBCC that promotes healthy lifestyles during well-child visits. Families can learn about healthy eating and attend nutrition and cooking classes. Follow-up visits for overweight or obese children are also available. Learn more about Fit 4 You (PDF).