Obesity Program (IDEAL Clinic) Referral Guidelines
Children and adolescents between the ages of 2
and 18 may be referred to the Obesity Program (IDEAL Clinic) at Children’s National.
The Obesity Program sees children that meet the following guidelines:
- BMI > 95th percentile who have failed to lose weight after dietary and activity counseling by the primary care provider and or nutritionist/health educator
- BMI > 95th percentile with dyslipidemia, elevated fasting insulin, fasting glucose, or hypertension
- BMI > 95th percentile with elevated liver function tests
- BMI > 95th percentile with orthopaedic complications such as Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis or Blount’s disease
Outpatient Appointment Referral Pads (PDFs)
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