My Child Is Obese: Can You Help?

My Child Is Obese: Can You Help?

As you work with your child's pediatrician to track your child's growth, you may learn that your child has a BMI placing them in the obesity category. Childhood obesity is a growing health concern in the United States, and can have a major impact on your child's health both now and in the future. 

Without intervention, children who are obese are more likely to remain so into adulthood, making them more likely to develop chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, at a younger age.

Our board-certified physicians at Nova Physician Wellness Center, Rohit Suri, MD, and Seema Chaudhary, MD, specialize in treating children impacted by childhood obesity. If your child weighs significantly more than what is healthy for their age and height, we can work closely with you and your child to manage their weight. 

Our individualized, evidence-based pediatric obesity programs provide the support, guidance, and education to help families navigate their child’s weight journey and make the lasting changes necessary to lead to successful long-term management.

Nonsurgical medical weight loss for children and teens

Our pediatric weight-loss programs teach children and families how to make practical lifestyle changes that lead to a lower weight and a healthier life. Adopting healthier habits is a lifelong commitment. Eating nutritious foods, getting enough physical activity, and making choices that promote health help your child maintain wellness throughout childhood and into adulthood. 

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During your initial visit, our pediatric obesity specialists perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a winning plan to successfully manage your child’s weight. 

Our pediatric obesity programs

Family participation is a key part of our pediatric obesity programs. Your child relies heavily on you as a parent or caregiver for the support to establish a healthy, nutritious diet and active lifestyle. 

Our programs bring together obesity medicine physicians, registered dietitians, and nurse practitioners to improve your child’s health through a program that provides real results. 

We consider your child’s medical history, family environment, behavior patterns, current nutrition status, and food preferences when creating their individualized weight management program. 

The goal is to develop realistic, achievable goals to help your child succeed in losing weight and then maintaining that healthy weight.

The help your child needs

Obesity is no longer a concern that’s only for adults. Today, close to 20% of American children are struggling with obesity. Our team at Nova Physician Wellness Center is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive family-centered care for children and teens who are overweight or obese. 

To get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle, call the office nearest you where a knowledgeable team member is waiting to answer your questions and schedule a visit

We have offices in Fairfax, Ashburn, and Vienna, VIrginia, and we offer telemedicine to keep patients connected to outstanding care. New and existing patients can also book an appointment here on our website

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