The Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles Program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary childhood obesity treatment clinic located in Durham, NC. The Healthy Lifestyles Program is a family-based intervention for children with a body mass index (BMI) over the 95th percentile. The program's team of physicians, dieticians, physical therapists, and behavioral specialists uses treatment focused on lifestyle modification to address their patients' weight-related health problems.

oUR Contact information & location

To see if your child or patient qualifies for treatment, family members and providers can contact Healthy Lifestyles Program Coordinator at 919-620-5356 or Providers can also fax a referral form to 919-471-6930, ATTN: Healthy Lifestyles Program Coordinator.

Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles Clinic is located in the Roxboro Road Clinic building.


4020 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704.


Sarah Armstrong, MD


Sarah Armstrong is a Pediatrician who lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat. There is a critter in every...

Martha Nelson, PA-C, MHS

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Marty Nelson is a PA who lives with her husband, 2 teenagers, 2 dogs, a bearded dragon, 2 turtles, and lots and lots of fish! Her husband is a...

Heidi Pongracz, MPH, PT

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Heidi is a pediatric Physical Therapist at Healthy Lifestyles! She grew up in upstate New York and moved to North Carolina in almost...

Rachel Fleming

BCF Family Program Coordinator

Rachel is the Bull City Fit Family Program Coordinator! In her free time, Rachel likes to get her body moving any way she can, including...

Gabriela M. Maradiaga Panayotti, MD


Fun and silly. My young patients often remind me to refocus on the important things in life by having fun and being silly. When I was in...

Jenny Favret, LDN, MS, RD


Jenny is a registered dietitian who has been with the Duke Pediatrics Healthy Lifestyles Program since it began in the fall of 2006. She...

Victoria Smith, PT, DPT

Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapist

A soccer injury requiring physical therapy, lead me to this profession that I love. I am a pediatric certified specialist with the knowledge and...

Katherine Valencia Caro, PA-C, MHS, MS

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Katherine is a Physician Assistant who lives in Durham with her husband, their new baby boy, Siberian husky Sierra and cat...

Stephanie Bryant, LDN, APH, RD


Steph Bryant is a registered dietitian on the Healthy Lifestyles team. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and six backyard chickens. She...

Lisa Honeycutt, PhD, LCMHC, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Lisa Honeycutt is a counselor who lives in Durham, NC. She is a reformed “picky eater,” and has learned to love many...


A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Childhood Obesity Treatment Program