Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are complex "Bio-Psycho-Social" diseases that require a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Among the factors that contribute to development of these conditions are a biologic pre-disposition, physiologic consequences of semi-starvation, aberrant nutritional patterns, cultural pressures, family dysfunction, and psychological stressors as well as psychological make-up. Recovery is best achieved when each of these issues is addressed through individualized treatment plans.
At the Herrick campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we offer the Bay Area's only full-spectrum, psychiatric eating disorder program for both adolescents and adults. We provide evaluation and treatment by some of California's most qualified professionals, experienced in treating thousands of patients with eating disorders. Our programs bridge outpatient and inpatient levels of care. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission, which means that we have met the highest standards for quality care.
The goal of the eating disorder program is for all of our patients to be well on the way to full and sustained recovery and to minimize risk of relapse. We are very successful at treating individuals who have failed in other specialty treatment centers.