Dr. Fals joins Florida Hospital for Children's Healthy 100 Kids program!
Posted Apr 14 2010 1:37pm
Great News! Dr. Fals is now the Medical Director of the Center for Child and Family Wellness at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando! Let me tell you a bit about it... I will be working with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals (nutritionist, psychologist, and exercise physiologist) in establishing the pediatric practice specializing in prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. To put it simply, this program is for children who are overweight or obese, body mass index (BMI) >85% for their age, with or without medical complications such as diabetes type 2, high cholesterol or low self esteem. There are two tracks from which to choose, recommended by your child's primary care doctor -- one longer and more intensive treatment with all of the specialists, the second more generalized group education and workshops. Both tracks involve regular and frequent support and follow up as all families are assigned to one of the multidisciplinary healthy professionals on the team as their own personal health coach. The practice opened its doors this past week and will begin seeing children and families this week. In order to enroll your child, either you or your child's primary care physician can contact us directly. For more information and to enroll, please take look at the website for the Healthy 100 Kids program or you can call the practice directly 407-303-9200. The Team looks forward to working with you and your child for a healthier tomorrow!