Medical Consequences of Eating Disorders – Dr Jennifer Gaudiani 8 April 2023
Dr Gaudiani provides a comprehensive two hour webinar including a 90 minutes overview on the medical complications of eating disorders and the role of supports in healing and recovery. The presentation follows with 30 minutes of a convened Q&A session with Dr Gaudiani and the audience.
Dr Gaudiani is one of the only outpatient internists in the United States who carries the credential Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) and Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED). Dr Gaudiani is passionate about the medical care of adolescents and adults who have a complicated relationship with food and their body. Realising that patients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren’t “sick enough” to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable, Dr Gaudiani wrote the book Sick Enough. Her book aims to improve medical diagnosis and treatment, motivate recovery, and validate the lived experiences of individuals of all body shapes and sizes, while firmly rejecting dieting culture.
During the more than seven years that Dr Gaudiani helped run the highest level of care in the country, providing definitive medical stabilisation to critically ill patients with eating disorders, she discovered that there are hardly any doctors who understand eating disorders. Even when people have a great mental health and nutritional outpatient team, they almost always lack a medical doctor in their community who has the expertise, time, and interest in providing superb care that motivates recovery and wellness.
Dr Gaudiani founded the Gaudiani Clinic in 2016. The Gaudiani Clinic offers unique, expert outpatient eating disorder treatment specifically dedicated to treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders or disordered eating of all shapes and sizes. Dr Gaudiani and her team see each patient as a whole person, honour their individual goals in life, and help them work toward their goals and values.
Find out more about Dr Gaudiani’s work, resources and book Sick Enough here: www.gaudianiclinic.com
The slides from this webinar are available here.