Optimal Weight for Life Program Making an Appointment

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The OWL Program gladly accepts new patients from 2 to 21 years of age with their families. Patients under 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian present for each visit. Patients under 2 years of age are generally referred to the Clinical Nutrition Service for initial evaluation; exceptions, though rare, can be made on case-by-case basis by one of our attending physicians.

Initial Consultation

A new comprehensive evaluation can be scheduled by calling our office. Due to a high demand for our program, there may be a significant wait time for new visits.

Prior to your initial appointment, it will be necessary to provide us with medical information from your child's primary care provider. Copies of the following should be requested and faxed before the initial visit:

  • laboratory results (obtained outside of Boston Children's)
  • growth chart
  • last physical exam note

If you are unsure if the OWL Program is appropriate for your child, we recommend that you first speak with your primary care/referring provider.

Return Appointments

Follow-up appointments can be scheduled during your next clinic visit, by calling our office.

Missed Appointments

If you are unable to show for your visit, we ask that you call the office at least 2 business days (48 hours) in advance. Given our high demand for appointments, this will allow other patients to be scheduled.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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