Rachel Brown is an International Board Certified Lacatation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Dietitian (RD).  She has her Masters in Health Administration and has been practicing nutrition for 15 years and lacatation for 5.  She is a mother of two and is very passionate about educating both new and experience mothers about breast feeding and optimal pediatric nutrition.  Rachel plays a large role in ensuring our children and teenagers get the proper nutrition their bodies need to grow and thrive.

If you feel that your child would benefit from seeing Rachel, please call her at (248) 860-7905 as she does her own scheduling.  She is in our office Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am-5pm. Her hours may vary based on demand and is by appointment only.

Please note, even though Rachel works in our office, her billing is completely separate from our own.  Billing will be done through MedNetOne Health Solution's Michigan Institute for Health Enhancement.
For questions about billing, including insurance, statements or claims, please call (248) 475-4701.

Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, overweight or obese children and adolescents are at risk for many health problems. Some of the negative health outcomes that may be more obvious to children and their parents are asthma, sleep apnea, skin infections, and complaints of joint pain. All of these are significant health problems and need attention by a doctor; however, in addition to these there are other serious health risks associated with obesity that may be less obvious to the child or parent, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and Type 2 Diabetes. These conditions can have serious long-term health effects and may require ongoing medical treatment and management. The bottom line is obesity can cause immediate health problems as well as a number of very serious chronic health conditions.

In addition, research indicates that obese children have lower self esteem and self confidence than their thinner peers. Low self esteem and self confidence have been linked to poor academic performance, fewer friends, and depression. For all of these reasons it is important to try and prevent childhood obesity and identify overweight and obese children quickly so they can begin treatment and attain and maintain a healthy weight.