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Instructions for Your Visit

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About In-Depth Medical Assessments

  • Both parents should attend – (or other key adults in your child's day-to-day life – grandparent, step parent, nanny, etc)
  • Have your child wear comfortable clothing for fitness testing
  • Expect to spend 2 hours at the clinic

Visit Flow

A medical assistant takes your child’s, height, weight, and blood pressure and reviews medications, allergies and medical history. The Pediatric Endocrinologist does a physical exam and reviews lab findings related to health risk of overweight.

A dietician and social worker then interview the family members to get a complete picture of environmental, psychosocial and medical influences on weight and health. 

At this point the family returns to the waiting area (5 – 10 minutes). The Pediatric Weight & Wellness Team members review the findings and complete an assessment summary and recommendations. The family returns to the exam room to review the summary and to set goals for the next steps in the program.

Weight and Wellness Team

Pediatric Weight and Wellness Program

Ph: 235-403-1237
Fax: 253-403-4700
PO Box 5299
Tacoma,WA 98415-0299

Barbara Marshall Thompson, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Peggy Norman, MS,RD,CDE
Program Coordinator/Registered Dietitian
Phone: 253-403-1256

Suzanne Baxter, MEd, LMHC
Pediatric Medical Social Worker

Meschell Miloscia, MA
Pediatric Medical Social Worker

Heather Wright 
Program Assistant

Colleen McMeen, RD
Registered Dietician

Britney Frazier, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist