According to the CDC the current prevalence of pediatric obesity is 18.5% and affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents. Just like adults, this population is at risk for developing Diabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as other obesity related diseases.

Premier Physicians currently uses a utilizes the most up to date Pediatric Obesity algorithm set by our governing board the Obesity Medical Association. 

We practice an evidence based medicine program that is tailored to your child’s needs. By utilizing your child Body Mass Index Percentile, we are able to risk  stratify your child and determine appropriate treatment avenues.

Leading Causes of Childhood Obesity

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Heredity and family
  • Dietary patterns
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Environment

Common Risk Associated with Childhood Obesity

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer

Common Treatments

  • Increased physical activity
  • Diet therapy
  • Behavior modification
  • surgery