Healthy Futures

Location of Care

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
1000 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 3200
405-271-1637

About Healthy Futures

Our Mission

The Healthy Futures team is dedicated to offering children and families effective care in a compassionate environment.  Our program provides children and adolescents specialized services and resources to assist them in achieving a healthier lifestyle through a family-centered approach.  Our program is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary intervention designed to help the entire family adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Referral Criteria

  • Child is between the ages of 2 and 18.

  • Child has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than the 99th percentile, or greater than the 95th with an existing comorbidity.

  • Parents/guardians are willing to commit to the Healthy Futures program.

  • Previous attempts (for a minimum of 3 months) to control or decrease weight by patient and primary care physician have been unsuccessful.

  • Child must have a primary care physician referral.

 What to Expect at an Appointment 

  • Initial multidisciplinary clinic appointments will typically take about 4 hours to complete. Follow up visits will be shorter in duration and based on individual patient and family needs.

  • Each patient will be seen by our pediatrician, physical therapist, registered dietitian, and pediatric psychologist.

  • Patients will receive a comprehensive medical exam that will identify any underlying medical causes and lifestyle risk factors of weight gain, as well as, risk factors for chronic disease.

  • Patients will receive personalized  dietary and  physical activity recommendations.

  • Patients will work with a pediatric psychologist to set goals and decrease barriers associated with healthy lifestyle behaviors.

  • At Healthy Futures we provide family centered care and work in close cooperation with the patient’s referring physician.

Other Services We Offer 

  • Diagnostic services such as echocardiograms, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, oral glucose tolerance testing for diabetes, sleep studies, ultrasounds and other specialty tests.

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  • Education for health professionals, families, patients and others on pediatric weight management.

  • Connecting families with healthy living resources in their community for ongoing nutrition and physical activity support. 

  • Research that leads to innovative and improved pediatric weight management