HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM
It’s time to get healthy!
The Healthy Kids Program is by referral only through a patient’s primary care pediatrician or the CIMG endocrinologist when a child or teen is noted to have a body mass index (BMI) that is above normal for their age.
This program provides a family-centered approach to improving health and fitness. In fact, we encourage parents and caregivers to participate in treatment planning to ensure patient success in reducing or stabilizing BMI and reaching ideal health. The program is a total of 26 visits at approximately 1 visit a week. Most of the visits take place virtually through our telehealth video visit software.
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1 on 1 Nutrition & Fitness Counseling
WEEKLY PROGRESSION TRACKING FOR 26 WEEKS
Dr. Sarah Scheuermann
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Sarah Scheuermann is an experienced, board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner now providing care for patients of in Lacombe, Louisiana. She earned dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in nursing and communications. Sarah obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing from the University of South Alabama and specialized as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. Sarah approaches care with a collaborative team philosophy founded on evidence-based care guidelines.
As a primary care pediatric practitioner, she enjoys counseling patients and their care givers on ways prevent illness and to stay healthy, such as through selecting healthy foods over processed foods and getting appropriate exercise and sleep each day. She is able to effortlessly incorporate health promotion and illness prevention teaching into her practice.
Health & Fitness Coach
Christina Stevens is a Health and Fitness Coach as well as a Certified Elementary School Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Before joining Children’s International, Christina taught the Fit Kids program at Crossgates Atheltic Club and still currently teaches at Waveland Elementary. During her free time she enjoys working out and watching shows on Netflix. Her fitness patients might be interested to know that her favorite superhero is the Hulk while in the opposite direction her favorite cartoon series is the Power Puff Girls! Christina’s goal is to enourange her clients to be fit and healthy and to continue the positive lifestyle changes she teaches for the rest of their lives. Her favorite quote is: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas
M.ed, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Lucas Westphal is a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. He receievd his Bachelor of Art in History in 2007 and his Master’s degree in Counselors Education in 2015 from Southeastern Louisiana University. Before joining Children’s International Pediatrics, he was providing counseling services at Enchanced Destiny Services, Northlake Behavioral, Lifeline Behavioral Health Sysytems, and Southeast Community Health Systems. Lucas is happily married with 2 girls and likes to spend his free time scootering, exercising, hunting, and fishing. Some of his patients might be interested to know that Lucas loves Dragon Ball Z, which has since been continued on as the popular Dragon Ball Super television show. Patients are welcome to talk to Lucas about Goku and friends from the Dragon Ball TV shows or anything at all that interest them.
Healthy Lifestyle Counseling
Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors early in life can help avoid, improve, or reduce risks of long-term health problems, which may include:
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Bone, Muscle, or Joint Issues
- Fatty Liver Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
Video Visit Consults
After an initial clinic visit with your child’s pediatric provider or our endocrinologist, you will be able to begin Healthy Kids video visits. This service is offered with Sarah Scheuermann, our pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in healthy lifestyle planning and counseling.
Nutrition & Fitness Counseling
Your child will work with Dr. Sarah Scheuermann and other healthy lifestyle experts to help them achieve ideal health.
“We encourage parents and caregivers to participate in treatment planning to ensure patient success in reducing or stabilizing BMI.”
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275350 U.S. 190
Lacombe, LA 70445