Patients are referred to the ACES clinic through their primary care provider. Children who qualify for referral include any child ages 2- through 18-years-old whose BMI ≥ 99% ile for age and gender or those whose BMI is ≥ 95% ile for age and gender and who have a complication of pediatric obesity. Parents and caregivers support is essential for success; thus, parent/guardian attendance at the clinic visits as well as their active collaboration in the treatment program is mandatory.
Registered nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Medical management of childhood obesity complications
Nutrition assessment and counseling
Physical therapy assessment and physical activity counseling
Social services for families
Psychological/mental health and behavior change counseling