The inspiration behind knownwell teens stems from personal experiences of our team members, including our founder Brooke Boyarsky Pratt. At the tender age of ten, Brooke’s pediatrician suggested to her mom (in front of Brooke) that she should go to “fat camp.” Where she should have found help, she instead found shame. This incident is unfortunately not an isolated one.
Recognizing the need for a change in the way obesity is approached in healthcare, knownwell teens introduces a comprehensive care model built on evidence-based medicine and emphasizes empathy, patience, and kindness in healthcare interactions. Co-founded by individuals passionate about reforming the treatment of obesity, including Brooke Boyarsky Pratt and Dr. Angela Fitch — a renowned figure in weight-inclusive medicine and pediatrician herself — knownwell teens offers integrated, insurance-covered, comprehensive healthcare led by dedicated clinicians.
Guiding adolescents toward positive health choices and fostering intrinsic motivation for sustained well-being.
Tailored guidance for adolescents, emphasizing a balanced nutrition plan crucial for their growth, development, metabolic weight management, and overall metabolic health.
Supporting emotional and mental health, addressing challenges, and promoting resilience for adolescents on their wellness journey.
Utilizing medications when appropriate to manage and optimize the metabolic well-being of adolescents.
In early 2023, The American Academy of Pediatrics urged early intervention for childhood overweight and obesity. Research underscores the drawbacks of past "wait and see" approaches, especially as it related to a disease prevalent among children and adolescents. The AAP advocates comprehensive obesity care, encompassing motivational interviewing, intensive health behavior and lifestyle treatment, pharmacotherapy, and metabolic and bariatric surgery — services that knownwell teens confidently provides through our comprehensive care, early diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment options that faithfully support children and teens in their journey towards better health and improved quality of life.
Once we confirm availability in your state and coverage by insurance, we'll schedule an office visit or virtual appointment for your child.
Your child will be paired with a team of experts in adolescent metabolic health conditions who will help build a unique care plan designed to meet their individual needs.
Stay close with remote patient-monitoring, online messaging, and follow-up appointments. Consistency from a dedicated care team throughout your child's wellness journey.
Our deeply caring providers, available virtually and in person, are committed to partnering with you on your child’s wellness journey. Driven by a passion for transformative care, we draw on our clinical and leadership expertise to develop innovative weight care and metabolic health programs, facilities, and therapeutic interventions tailored to help every child and teens flourish.
At the forefront of knownwell teens is Dr. Angela Fitch, an esteemed leader in the field of obesity medicine. Certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Dr. Fitch brings extensive experience to our mission. Serving as the present president of the Obesity Medicine Association and honored with the 2017 Clinician of the Year Award, she has played a pivotal role in advancing obesity care. With a decade dedicated to primary care and receiving certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2012, Dr. Fitch's commitment to transformative healthcare is evident through her contributions at Harvard University, the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, the Obesity Action Coalition, and the Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity. Holding board certifications in obesity medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, Dr. Angela Fitch is steadfast in guiding knownwell teens toward a future where every child can thrive.
Embark on your child's wellness journey with us. We promise to provide comprehensive, patient-centered, and expert-led care, where your child is treated with compassion and understanding every step of the way. Choose telemedicine or in-person appointments with no sign-up fees, no membership dues, and no hoops for you to jump through. Just care, plain and simple.
My dietitian took the time to have an actual conversation with me, paying attention to my questions and providing her professional opinion and expertise. She formulated a plan that I hope will work for me. It is a pleasure to have her as part of my care team.
Their empathy and compassion is palpable, and I would recommend them to anyone who asks. From the moment I stepped in, I felt respected and seen... anyone would be lucky to be a patient at this practice.
My physician is compassionate, knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. The practice is incredibly well organized and efficient. I feel like my time is respected and I am respected. I LOVE this practice!
knownwell teens has transformed my child's health. He is happy and loving his new health journey!
Personalized and non-judgmental; true to the promise they are promoting. It really does feel like a safe and inviting space from the minute you walk into the door and from the moment you leave the practice.
Tons of time with my physician and didn't feel rushed AT ALL! I have NEVER had such a wonderful experience at a medical appointment before.
My physician was very knowledgeable, and he took a holistic approach to my care, making sure to take into account every aspect of my health, not just my diet/activity levels. He was also very considerate and not dismissive of my concerns.
knownwell - available virtually or in person
15 Oak St 2nd floor, Needham, MA 02492
We're happy to see you virtually or in person. Our center is situated just 15 miles west of downtown Boston, with convenient access via the commuter rail and I-90. Nestled in Needham, we take pride in establishing our inaugural center in Boston, MA, a city renowned for hosting some of the nation's premier hospitals and medical centers. This strategic location positions us at the forefront of healthcare innovation and expertise.
Stay tuned for additional locations coming soon!