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Pediatrics - Adolescent and Sports Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Pediatric Adolescent & Sports Medicine
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Eating Disorders Program

The Eating Disorders Program of Texas Children’s Hospital’s Adolescent Medicine Service is designed specifically for patients 10–24 years of age. We provide a continuum of care that includes outpatient and inpatient treatment to support and manage the health of patients. Our healthcare professionals are committed to an interdisciplinary team approach with a focus on the healthy development of the patient.

Eating Disorders Treated

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorders or compulsive overeating
  • Eating disorders not otherwise specified

Services Provided

We offer evaluation and management in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults suffering from eating disorders. These services include medical care, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and nutritional counseling. The interdisciplinary team meets weekly to coordinate patient care. Consultation among team members occurs as often as clinically indicated, as team members are in the same office suite. This communication is in contrast to medical, dietary, and psychological care occurring at two or more sites, which can render communication among providers fragmented.

Outpatient Treatment – Adolescent Medicine Clinic – CCC 11th Floor

  • Medical visits (frequency determined by physician based on medical stability)
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Specially designed exercise plan as needed

Inpatient Treatment – West Tower 14th Floor

  • Treatment of the medical complications of eating disorders and for nutritional rehabilitation
  • Medical management
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Family team meetings
  • Once medically stable, each inpatient has the opportunity to participate in monitored physical activity (stretching, strength training and cardiovascular exercise) within the Wellness Center

Contact

To schedule a medical evaluation and ongoing care, contact the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at 832-822-2778

Eating Disorders Program Team

Medical Providers

  • Dr. Albert Hergenroeder, physician
  • Dr. Mariam Chacko, physician
  • Dr. Amy Middleman, physician
  • Dr. Jennifer Feldmann, physician
  • Dr. Sharonda Alston-Taylor, physician
  • Medical fellow

Nutrition & Dieticians

  • Roberta Anding, outpatient dietitian
  • Lisa Hastings, outpatient dietitian
  • Pam Sheridan, inpatient dietitian

Psychologists

  • Dr. Jean Doak, psychologist
  • Dr. Beth Garland, psychologist
  • Dr. Nicholas Westers, psychology post-doc fellow

Social Workers

  • Dr. Patrick Butler, social worker
  • Shelley Stoddard-Gonzalez, social worker