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U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program

The U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program Team Photo
The U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program Team

An eating disorder is an illness.

An illness where a person develops a distorted relationship with food and weight that can lead to serious medical and psychological problems that can be life-threatening.

But here’s the good news.

Eating disorders are treatable. We can help your loved one utilizing our family-based approach to treatment.

It starts with the family.

There is nothing more powerful than family and we embrace family as an integral component in transforming the life of a child, adolescent or young adult who has an eating disorder. We employ a partial hospitalization model that combines at-hospital support with at-home experiences to build important skills that aid in the treatment process.

The tools to succeed.

We provide families and patients with the tools and support to successfully overcome eating disorders. The parents’ role is integral and powerful in helping with their loved one’s recovery. We help parents recognize their own strengths in addressing their child, adolescent or young adult’s disorder through a dynamic process that gives them confidence and lets them provide loving support for the person fighting the eating disorder.

The power of the team.

Families and patients are embraced by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who specialize in the care of children, adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Our highly trained team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, clinical social workers, dietitians, patient care staff, and an educational liaison who bring over 125 years of experience, leadership and innovation. Through nutritional restoration, group and family therapy, medical care and educational support we help get patients on the road to recovery and back to a normal life.

With compassionate care, support and innovation we bring hope to families and help them take charge of their loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder.

 Empowering families. Transforming lives.

Comprehensive Treatment

Our program specializes in care for patients age 8-24 with the following conditions:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (patients who do not meet all the strict criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa but have problematic eating-related behaviors or thoughts that significantly affect their health and functioning)
  • Atypical Eating Disorders (includes a wide range of disordered eating, particularly in younger patients, that does not fit neatly into the traditional classification of eating disorders) 

We offer multiple levels of treatment to best meet the needs of each individual patient. These levels include:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We also coordinate and provide referrals to families in need of inpatient or residential treatment, or outpatient services for patients who have graduated from our treatment programs. Learn more about these various levels of care.

Take the Next Step

Schedule an evaluation or learn more about the University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 1-877-475-6688.

Our program has partnered with some of the largest insurance companies and third party payers to develop eligibility and admission guidelines for our program. If you are insured by one of these partners and are accepted for admission to our program, this helps to streamline the admissions process and increase the likelihood of maximal insurance coverage for your care. 

Location

U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
1540 East Hospital Drive Level 5, Reception B 
Ann Arbor MI 48109

Phone: (734) 232-7531

The U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program Team

Daniel Gih, M.D.
Lead Psychiatrist and Co-Medical Director

Renee Rienecke Hoste, PhD
Lead Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services and Research

Christian Pariseau, M.D.
Program Physician and Co-Medical Director

Erika Feldpausch, LMSW
Lead Social Worker and Clinic Coordinator

Kelsey Collins, LMSW
Program Social Worker

Laurie Fortlage, MS, RD
Lead Dietitian

Jessica Stocup, RD 
Program Dietitian

Brenda J. Henne
Certified Teacher and Learning Specialist

Kathy A Richards-Peal
Art Therapist

Carrie Rider
Program Social Worker

Matt Bona
Patient Care Associate

Cali Broermann
Patient Care Associate

Tammara Francis
Administrative Assistant