Pediatric Weight Management in Jacksonville, FL

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Child obesity is reaching epidemic numbers in the United States and has steadily increased over the past thirty years. Recent statistics reveal that 15% of children between the ages of six and nineteen are at risk for being overweight and an additional 15% are already classified as overweight by accepted standards. All the providers at Carithers Pediatric Group understand the impact being overweight can have on your child both medically and socially. Carithers Pediatric Group provides children pediatric weight management and nutrition counseling services in Jacksonville FL.

Pediatric Weight Management Medical Visits

We offer individual office visits to address weight management during regular office hours with Dr. Wendy Sapolsky. She uses the That-a-Weigh Kids™ tools to provide individual food plans, if needed, in addition to nutritional guidance and screening for any medical conditions. We will work with your child and family to improve everyone’s nutritional goals. We realize how much family eating behavior patterns can have an impact on children’s’ eating habits. Our goal is to help families reverse these problematic eating behaviors and start making more nutritious choices. By making nutritious choices, your child will have a better handle on their weight management goals.

For more information on nutrition counseling and the other services Carithers Pediatric Group provides contact us at one of our Jacksonville, FL locations.

Kids Start Food Plan (PDF)

That-a-Weigh Kids™ Food List (PDF)

Additional Resources on Pediatric Weight Management for Kids

As a pediatric group, we encompass all areas of childhood health. If you are wanting in-depth information about childhood weight management, we recommend checking out these other resources. Here are our top 10 websites on weight management and child obesity information:

  1. Healthy Children— Gives great information regarding ages and stages and appropriate healthy food choices for each age. Also gives sample menus for families on the go!
  2. Eat Right — Eating on a budget, guidelines for eating healthy, instructions for reading labels and vegetarian lifestyle recommendations.
  3. Healthier Generation — Information for eating healthy on the go and at school.
  4. Food Insight — Information for food safety and storage – keeping healthy foods fresh longer.
  5. Kids Health — Kid friendly website for staying healthy while growing up and going through puberty.
  6. Nutrition.gov — Information for safely using dietary supplements. Special section for athletes also included on this website.
  7. Choose My Plate — Information for super tracker, food plans and food labeling.

Patient Feedback

“The best doctors offices (we have gone to both locations multiple times) in the world if you as me! I have never had a bad experience! Each appointment with any doctor we see in the group is great! I’m not sure how they pick their providers but they do an amazing job! We have been with them my 5 year old was born and always have great appointments! They love my babies and make them feel comfortable and relaxed as if they see them everyday! In today’s world everyone needs a doctors them.”

Errin W.

“been amazing with my son and great with me, I get nervous with doctors more so when it comes to my kid and they are great at calming my fears.”

Ryann A.

“I have went through a few different pediatricians with my daughter and Carithers by far has exceeded my expectations. Every concern has been quickly acknowledged. If I have any questions they are answered appropriately and they never make me feel silly for asking.”

Lacie V.

“I have been using Carithers for 5 years. I have always been happy with the office, nurses and
doctors. My last visit was flu shots for my 2 year old and 5 year old. The nurses exceeded my
expectations!! They were amazing with my boys. They took their time and calmed my boys
before giving the shots. They were so great!!The front office staff is always friendly, sweet and
accommodating. We always feel welcomed, which is important to me and my family. The office
is clean and the location is safe. ”

Brittany M.

“My toddler twins love the doctors and staff at both Carithers locations!!!”

Glenn F.

“I was looking for a better pediatrician for my 17-month-old and newborn. A friend referred me
to Carithers after raving about them. I have to say that they were worth the rave. I love how
professional and friendly everyone is. They have a very efficient system. The doctors do not rush
you and they make you feel like no question is the wrong question. The office and every room are
clean and tidy. I am so glad that I switched my children over to Carithers.”

Keisha M.

“Always a wonderful experience with the very personable doctors and nurses!!”

James M.

“Overall, our experience with Carithers has been very good. Both my husband and I were patients
at this practice as children and we are glad our children have the opportunity to receive the
same wonderful care that we did. We have seen a wide range of Dr. S at the practice and would
feel good about many being our children’s primary physician.”

Caroline B.

“I was a patient of Carithers Pediatrics in the 1970s, and my three kids will age-out of the practice
too! Terrific doctors, well-run practice. The doctors are experts and “present” – we aren’t
numbers …and holy cow do they listen. After I explained an ongoing medical problem to the
doctor, I heard her repeat the issue to another doctor – thoroughly and concisely … she had
absorbed it all. They always call back in a timely fashion, no insurance problems … we are 100%
thrilled with the medical care and office-care we receive. Thanks all!”

Nancy H.

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