Healthy Lifestyle Clinical Visits
We know that change is hard! Running a busy household and trying to incorporate healthy eating and activity habits for your family can be a daunting task. Dr. Matthew Smiley at Montgomery Pediatrics believes that every child and every family can change habits and behaviors in order to live a happier and healthier life. A well-balanced diet, regular physical activity, and consistent high-quality sleep can not only lower your child’s risk for disease, but it can also improve school performance, relationships, and mood, including reducing anxiety and depression. Prior to joining Montgomery Pediatrics, Dr. Smiley created and ran a pediatric weight management program at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He has brought his expertise and experience in this area to Montgomery Pediatrics, where he continues to help children who struggle with excessive weight gain.
Dr. Smiley believes it is critically important to focus on behaviors and habits, not on weight. During his Healthy Lifestyle visits, Dr. Smiley meets families wherever they are at in the behavior change process, and works with them to create specific, measurable and attainable goals that are important to them. Additionally, as a board-certified Pediatrician, Dr. Smiley is trained to evaluate and diagnose other causes and consequences of excess weight gain.
If you are concerned about your child’s weight or his or her nutritional or physical status, and you are ready to embark on the process of changing your habits, call our office today to schedule a Healthy Lifestyle visit with Dr. Smiley.