Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 10, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem and Hickory will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec., 11.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 12 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, except for the following locations which will open at 10 am: 
Urgent Care - Palladium in High Point
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

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    Joseph Arnold Skelton, MD

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    Joseph Arnold Skelton, MD

    Joseph Arnold Skelton, MD

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    WF Ctr Diabetes Obesity Metabl

    Epidemiology & Prevention

    Physician Rating

    4.8 out of 5

    22 Ratings

    Contact Information

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    • Fax: 336-716-7100


    • Obesity Society

    • American Academy of Pediatrics

    • NPI: 1861443343

    Clinical Interests

    • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Obesity Treatment

    Education & Training

    • BS

      1995 - Furman University

    • MD

      1999 - University of Tennessee - Memphis

    • Residency

      2003 - Medical College Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

    • Fellowship

      2006 - Medical College Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Gastroenterology

    • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics


    Research Contact Information

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    Research Interests

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

    Recent Publications

    • Family Functioning in Pediatric Primary Care Patients..
      Van Fossen CA, Pratt KJ, Murray R, Skelton JA. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Nov; 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 Aug; 18(6):620-627.
    • What a Summer Nutrition Benefit Program Could Mean for Clinicians and Their Patients..
      Palakshappa D, Skelton JA. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr; 141(4)
    • Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016..
      Skinner AC, Ravanbakht SN, Skelton JA, Perrin EM, Armstrong SC. Pediatrics. 2018 Mar; 141(3)
    • Is weight associated with severity of acute respiratory illness?.
      Halvorson EE, Peters TR, Skelton JA, Suerken C, Snively BM, Poehling KA. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Sep; 42(9):1582-1589.
    • The engagement pathway: A conceptual framework of engagement-related terms in weight management..
      Nobles JD, Perez A, Skelton JA, Spence ND, Ball GD. Obes Res Clin Pract. ; 12(2):133-138.
    • Perceived Child Weight Status, Family Structure and Functioning, and Support for Health Behaviors in a Sample of Bariatric Surgery Patients..
      Pratt KJ, Ferriby M, Noria S, Skelton J, Taylor C, Needleman B. Fam Syst Health. 2018 Jan;
    • Vascular Access in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Obesity..
      Halvorson EE, Case D, Skelton JA, McCrory MC. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan; 19(1):1-8.
    • Child Feeding Style and Dietary Outcomes in a Cohort of Latino Farmworker Families..
      Ip EH, Marshall SA, Arcury TA, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Skelton JA, Quandt SA. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Jul; 118(7):1208-1219.

    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

    We're sorry, Dr. Skelton is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-713-4500.

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