New Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic
I am pleased to announce that Kindercare Pediatrics, in collaboration with the ICAN Clinic, has opened the Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic.
The Pediatric Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle clinic will provide consultation and ongoing care to patients with any of the following conditions:
- Obesity or at risk for obesity
- Failure to thrive
- Feeding difficulty
- Eating disorder or suspected eating disorder
- Lifestyle-related high-cholesterol, pre-diabetes, fatty liver disease
- Other nutrition-related medical concerns
Patients will be assessed by a pediatrician and pediatric-trained registered dietitian. Additional consultants will be brought in as needed – e.g. psychologist for eating disorders, allergist for food allergies, Occupational Therapist/Speech Language Pathologist for oral motor problems.
Patients are seen in consultation only; a written referral request from a physician or nurse practitioner is required.
Core services (consultation and ongoing care from the pediatrician and dietitian) are covered by OHIP. Patients may wish to receive additional optional services that are non OHIP-insured (e.g. comprehensive detailed dietary analysis, body composition testing, psychological testing/counselling). In such cases, the patients’ parents will be invoiced directly for those services when rendered.
The Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic will run every other Friday from 9AM – 1PM (Starting March 2014) and Wednesdays 5PM – 9PM (Starting July 2014).
If you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to contact us any time.