Children's Hospital Colorado
Weight Management
Weight Management

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Patient referrals to the Lifestyle Medicine Program at Children's Hospital Colorado

Patients seeking a weight management program need a referral submitted by their primary care provider or specialty physician to come to our Lifestyle Medicine Program.

Referring physicians can submit patient referrals via:

Upon receipt of the referral, our schedulers will call patient families to schedule the first orientation visit. If we're unable to get in contact with the family, we will send a letter to both the family and the referring physician.

Referral guidelines for the Lifestyle Medicine Program

Download our weight management/obesity referral guidelines (.pdf) for information on how and when to refer a pediatric patient to our Lifestyle Medicine Program.

Additional resources on weight management at Children's Colorado


Megan Kelsey, MD, and Thomas Inge, MD, PhD, collaborate in their workroom in the Multidisciplinary Clinic.

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