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Joseph "Joey" Skelton, MD, MS

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Joseph "Joey" Skelton, MD, MS

Professor, Pediatrics

Comprehensive Cancer Center Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity WF Ctr Diabetes Obesity Metabl Biomedical Informatics

Epidemiology & Prevention

Physician Rating

4.8 out of 5

22 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Obesity Society

  • Society for Pediatric Research

  • NPI: 1861443343

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Obesity Treatment

Education & Training

  • BS

    1995 - Furman University

  • MD

    1999 - University of Tennessee - Memphis

  • MS

    2019 - Wake Forest University

  • Residency

    2003 - Pediatrics: Medical College Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship

    2006 - Pediatric Gastroenterology: Medical College Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics


Research Contact Information

  • Fax: 336-716-7100

Research Interests

  • Obesity, Child, Feeding Behavior, Patient Dropouts, Obesity, Morbid

Recent Publications

  • Weight Control Practices in Children of Parents Participating in Weight Management Programs.
    Brown CL, Pratt K, Martin S, Hulshult H, Skelton JA. Child Obes. 2019 10; 15(7):451-458.
  • Adult weight management patients' perceptions of family dynamics and weight status.
    Pratt KJ, Ferriby M, Brown CL, Noria S, Needleman B, Skelton JA. Clin Obes. 2019 Oct; 9(5):e12326.
  • Youth weight status and family functioning in paediatric primary care.
    Pratt KJ, Van Fossen CA, Berge JM, Murray R, Skelton JA. Clin Obes. 2019 Aug; 9(4):e12314.
  • Does Weight Status Impact Metabolic Health in Adolescents When Controlling for Physical Fitness?.
    Stolzman SC, Skelton J, Harkins A, Hoeger Bement M. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2019 04; 31(2):134-140.
  • Weight Bias in Pediatric Inpatient Care.
    Halvorson EE, Curley T, Wright M, Skelton JA. Acad Pediatr. ; 19(7):780-786.
  • Development and Implementation of a Student-Led Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum.
    Kaye S, Pathman J, Skelton JA. Am J Lifestyle Med. ; 13(3):253-261.
  • Providers' Involvement of Parents, Families, and Family Dynamics in Youth Weight Management Programs.
    Pratt KJ, Skelton JA, Eneli I, Coliler DN, Lazorick S. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018; 5:2333794X18817134.
  • Family Functioning in Pediatric Primary Care Patients.
    Van Fossen CA, Pratt KJ, Murray R, Skelton JA. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 11; 57(13):1549-1557.
  • Implementing a novel electronic health record approach to track child sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.
    Lewis KH, Skelton JA, Hsu FC, Ezouah P, Taveras EM, Block JP. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Sep; 11:169-175.
  • Family Functioning and Childhood Obesity Treatment: A Family Systems Theory-Informed Approach.
    Pratt KJ, Skelton JA. Acad Pediatr. 2018 08; 18(6):620-627.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

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