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Miracle Mile Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA

Obesity Consultation Specialist

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem in Los Angeles, CA, and throughout the U.S. At their practice along the Miracle Mile, Miracle Mile Pediatrics provides individual obesity consultation services to help children and their parents understand the causes of obesity so they can make important changes to improve health and wellness.

Obesity Consultation Q&A

Miracle Mile Pediatrics

How overweight does a child have to be to be obese?

Obesity is determined using the body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio of the child's weight to his or her height. By measuring weight and height and determining a ratio, BMI provides a more standardized method of determining obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines childhood obesity as a BMI that is at or above the 95th percentile for children or teens of the same age and sex. That means 95 percent or more children of the same age and sex have a lower BMI than your child. “Overweight” is having a BMI that is at or above the 85th percentile but below the 95th percentile.

What causes obesity?

The two biggest factors contributing to obesity in children and in adults are poor dietary choices (including eating too much and eating foods high in fats and sugars and low in good nutrients) and physical inactivity. Other conditions can also cause or contribute to obesity, including some chronic diseases and genetic conditions. If your child is overweight or obese, having a complete exam and evaluation is the first step in determining the cause and prescribing effective and appropriate treatment options.

What is an obesity consultation?

An obesity consultation includes a comprehensive physical examination including a review of the child's personal and family medical histories to look for underlying issues that may be contributing to the condition. You and your child will also be asked about eating habits including foods choices, frequency of meals and snacks, and portion sizes, as well as physical activities, including organized sports and recreational activities. Lab testing may also be ordered. Based on all those results, a treatment plan can be developed that's based on your child's specific needs, and which may include healthy dietary changes, increased physical activity, or treatment of underlying medical conditions.

Insurance

Below is a list of the insurance providers that our practice accepts. Please call our office if you have any questions.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "The nurses in the office are always friendly and engaging! Dr. Asnani has a calm and affable personality while maintaining a comforting and playful demeanor."

    David S.
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    "I highly recommend Dr. Asnani to any parent who is looking for safe environment for ear piercing or just looking for a great pediatrician!"

    Brian F.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Asnani knows and loves each of her patients. Our son has been with her since birth and he is a year old now. Couldn't have asked for a better pediatrician!"

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "One of the things I really like about Dr. Asnani is that she takes the time to talk to you, to figure out what your concerns are, and helps allay them."

    Vic P.
  • Yelp

    "The nurses in the office are always friendly and engaging! Dr. Asnani has a calm and affable personality while maintaining a comforting and playful demeanor.”

    David S.
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend Dr. Asnani to any parent who is looking for safe environment for ear piercing or just looking for a great pediatrician!”

    Brian F.
  • Yelp

    "One of the things I really like about Dr. Asnani is that she takes the time to talk to you, to figure out what your concerns are, and helps allay them."

    Vic P.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Asnani knows and loves each of her patients. Our son has been with her since birth and he is a year old now. Couldn't have asked for a better pediatrician!”

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr Shaham is a wonderful pediatrician who practices evidence based medicine. She is kind and gentle with her patients, and provides an excellent clinical experience."

    Anna W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Shaham has been an excellent and caring pediatrician. She tirelessly works for her patients and I highly recommend her."

    Jamie E.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Shaham is truly stellar! She is a physician that goes the extra mile-she spends the time to explain everything and is not short when she calls you after hours."

    Shirley K.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Asnani is not your average pediatrician. She offers a service that goes ABOVE and BEYOND what most doctors provide."

    Sarah H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pang is great. She's great with our son, who isn't the easiest patient, and she's always calm and friendly both with us and him."

    Alex R.
  • Yelp

    "My kids have been with Dr. Pang for 4 1/2 years. She has got a fantastic way with them and they really like her."

    Jenna D.
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    "Dr. Pang is the best doctor ! My friend referred me to her and all the nurses I talked to told me she is a good doctor. Dr. Pang goes out of her way for her patients."

    Lily T.
Location
Miracle Mile Pediatrics
6221 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 215
Miracle Mile

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-284-4214
Fax: 323-954-9295
Office Hours

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323-284-4214