Optimal Weight for Life Program Initial Consultation

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Patients will meet with a nurse practitioner and/or physician, a dietitian, and usually, a psychologist. We will:

  • discuss the possible reasons why the patient is overweight/obese
  • review potential complications of excessive body weight, including issues related to self-esteem
  • provide an individualized dietary treatment plan and physical activity goal
  • formulate a plan for long term follow-up possibility including individual behavioral modification and/or group therapy

Packet information

Before your visit you will receive a packet of information in the mail or e-mail.

Families should complete the patient questionnaire prior to your appointment. The questionnaire should be given to the medical provider during your visits.

Medical information

Additionally, you should bring or fax medical information from primary care/other providers outside of Boston Children's (such as growth charts, relevant notes, and recent lab results) to your visit.

Your arrival

We are located at Boston Children's main campus in the Fegan Building on the fifth floor. At least one parent/legal guardian must accompany patients below the age of 18. It is important that family members who are involved in meal planning, shopping and cooking attend the appointment if possible.

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