SOURCE: Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, PLLC

Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, PLLC

February 16, 2011 06:00 ET

Scottsdale Weight Loss Center Doctors Take the Lead in Treating Childhood Obesity With the First Comprehensive Medical Obesity Program for Children Opening in Arizona

Program Reflects First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" National Campaign to Reduce Childhood Obesity

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) -  Alarmingly, the latest statistics show over 30.6% of Arizona's children are overweight or obese. Children who are overweight have a very high likelihood of becoming overweight or obese adults. Early treatment is believed to be essential. Until now, finding a comprehensive medical treatment program for kids has been a challenge. 

Specialized physicians (Bariatricians) are now taking the lead in the treatment of obesity. Scottsdale Weight Loss Center doctors Robert Ziltzer, M.D. and Craig Primack, M.D., both Pediatricians and weight loss specialists, have expanded their services to focus on kids ages 12-18. "This is the group for which we can make the most change," states Dr. Ziltzer. "Our first group of patients lost 19 pounds on average."

In the clinic, kids and parents attend weekly classes to help them learn why they overeat, what to eat and how to improve their family's overall health and nutrition. Some classes include parents, some just the kids and some together. "Family based therapy works best for children," according to Dr. Primack. "The classes give both kids and parents the tools to manage their weight, which is very effective when combined with the right meal plan and activity level."

About Scottsdale Weight Loss Center

Scottsdale Weight Loss Center (SWLC) is a medical weight management center providing comprehensive weight loss programs to the adults and children in the Greater Phoenix area. Founded by Robert Ziltzer, M.D. and Craig Primack, M.D., SWLC provides direct physician-supervised weight loss programs which include custom diets, meal replacements, strong support and education to promote lifelong solutions for managing your weight. Since 2006, SWLC has helped clients lose nearly 77,000 pounds. For more information, visit

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