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).
Since children who are overweight are at risk of developing other conditions, we work closely with experts in Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders and Sports Medicine to provide complete care for your child or teen.
At this time, we do not provide bariatric surgery.
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).