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Health Club

DrRHC approaches diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with a multidisciplinary team, providing direct patient care and individual treatment programs that are tailored to each child's needs. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of a pediatrician/medical director, registered dietitians, case manager, and fitness instructors. We treat the most severe cases of obesity and "Failure to Thrive," a condition referring to children with delayed growth and development due to improper nutrition and an inability to maintain a healthy weight.

Health Club works to address the root causes of overweight and obesity, rather than just the symptoms, to ensure that the entire family is stronger and healthier. The overall intervention is the same for both overweight children and those with Failure to Thrive:
  1. Discuss the psychology of feeding
  2. Teach families how to improve their nutrition
  3. Promote increased physical activity
  4. Assess and treat any medical or psychological comorbidities
DrRHC sees over 115 children each month in the Health Club program and is currently operating at Santa Ana Family YMCA in Santa Ana, CA, HOPE Clinic in Costa Mesa, CA and San Juan Pediatrics in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Clinical Results

With the nutrition counseling and fitness training provided by our multidisciplinary team at medical visits, our most recent evaluation in 2013 found that 84.5 percent of patients improved their body mass index (BMI) percentiles.