Eating disorders ongoing physical assessment

Physicians working in Providence Adult Eating Disorders Treatment Program meet with patients regularly to review symptoms and corresponding vital signs, such as weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Program doctors order and interpret lab tests and coordinate care with the patients’ primary care providers about the patients’ health status and recovery processes.

For more than 25 years, Providence Adult Eating Disorders Treatment Program has helped patients recover from anorexia, bulimia and atypical eating disorders. Our treatment process begins with a thorough clinical assessment to address current and past eating practices and the physical and emotional consequences of these practices. This includes the evaluation of symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and substance use, as well as lifestyle factors, such as social support from family and friends. As patients approach or re-approach treatment, their readiness and the timing of treatment are also considered.  Recovery is a process that requires persistence, courage and effective treatment resources.