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Our Services

Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center

About Us

Springfield Clinic’s Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center was developed to provide comprehensive, personalized and family-centered care for pediatric weight management. We are here to empower children through early interventions, education and support. This is one of the first weight management programs catered specifically toward the pediatric population, led by board-certified pediatric obesity specialists.

Childhood obesity is a serious health concern in the United States, which affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents, putting them at risk for poor health. -CDC 

We are concerned about the hormonal and metabolic issues that can result from obesity, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, polycystic ovarian syndrome in females and low testosterone in males. Especially concerning is the social anxiety, bullying, depression and low self-esteem that can ensue.  

Our Services

In partnership with your primary care provider, the Springfield Clinic Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center is with you every step of the way. This program is designed for children and adolescents and includes the following: 

Your care team: 

  • Board-certified pediatric obesity specialists 

  • Nutrition coach  

  • Exercise coach  

  • Mental health coach  

Your program: 

  • Lifestyle interventions 

  • Pharmacotherapy 

  • Identifying and referring for comorbidities  

  • Bariatric surgery support and post-operative care  

  • Long-term follow-up 

Stages of Care

We are here on your team to help you and your child take control of their health and achieve their highest potential! We will be with you, supporting and cheering you on, every step of the way! 

  • Annual visits with your pediatrician where children are screened, and anticipatory guidance is provided regarding nutrition and physical activity to prevent childhood obesity. 

  • Goal: Prevent obesity by continuing yearly wellness visits.

  • If parents or pediatrician are concerned regarding child`s weight or increasing BMI, more frequent follow- up for weight management is recommended with your pediatrician or our clinic.  

  • Goal: Monthly wellness visits to ensure weight maintenance with growth in height (decrease in BMI). 

  • At this stage, the patient will be referred to the program.  

  • Goal: Bi-weekly visits with more aggressive and structured weekly weight maintenance goals.  

  • At this stage, the patient will see a full care team from multiple specialties to achieve goals. 

  • Goal: Weekly wellness visits with aggressive weekly weight maintenance goals. Medications or special diets could be a recommendation based on feedback from the care team.  

  • Potential for bariatric surgical intervention.  

  • Goal: Support with pre-surgical care and preparation as well as long-term follow-up. 

Our Providers

Our Locations

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Springfield Clinic Pediatrics

3501 Old Jacksonville Road

Springfield , IL 62711

Closed • Opens at 8:00 AM