Our specialized team of doctors and nurses is experienced in identifying
and treating the medical complications that are associated with eating
disorders. Even refeeding itself, the process during which patients begin
consuming the food and nutrients they need to regain their health, can
be surprisingly dangerous.
Refeeding syndrome is a condition in which potentially fatal shifts of
fluids and electrolytes (body salts) occur when a starving patient begins
the refeeding process. To prevent refeeding syndrome, patients need gradual
calorie increases as well as close medical supervision, including frequent
physical examinations and careful monitoring of fluid balance and laboratory data.
Our experienced team includes specially trained physicians and nurses and
a master’s level dietitian with over 20 years of experience working
with eating disorder patients. We use our expertise to help each patient
through the refeeding process safely and comfortably, so they can move
on to the next step in their recovery.
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Eating Disorders Program