Childhood Obesity in the Primary Care Office: An Overview of Assessment and Management

Video by Patrick Brumback


Dr. Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Ashley Weedn earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. During residency, she trained at the University of California at San Francisco in pediatric weight management. She returned to Oklahoma in 2010 and joined the department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) as the first general academic pediatrics fellow.  During her fellowship, she obtained a masters in public health at the OU College of Public Health in 2012.  She is a board-certified pediatrician and an assistant professor in the section of general and community pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).  Dr. Weedn serves as the medical director of the OU pediatric multidisciplinary weight management clinic, Healthy Futures, co-chairs the national obesity interest group of the Academic Pediatric Association, and serves as a childhood obesity advisor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also founded and co-chairs the Obesity Committee through the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 


  • Identify overweight and obesity in the pediatric population.
  • Review the medical assessment for overweight and obese children.  
  • Recognize national recommendations for pediatric weight management in primary care.


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