A Collaborative Effort to Address Adolescent Obesity in Primary Care
AbstractAdolescent obesity is a growing national healthcare concern. Barriers to effective treatment, such as limited time for office visits and limited reimbursement for obesity counseling, leave both patient and practitioner feeling frustrated and unsupported. This article will discuss the adolescent weight management program, Triple E: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy. This program was created in collaboration with a pediatric primary care practice, a local university, an affiliated pediatric practice within the health system, the local middle school, and the community. Triple E was developed, with minimal funding, to combat the adolescent obesity epidemic occurring in a primary care practice.
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