Eating Recovery Center opens the only seven-day partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program in Wisconsin
WAUWATOSA, WI — The REDI Clinic, Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier eating disorder treatment center founded by nationally recognized psychiatrists Ted Weltzin, MD, FAED, FAPA, CEDS, and Tracey L. Cornella-Carlson, MD, DFAACP, CEDS, will join Eating Recovery Center (ERC) to lead the company’s first expansion into Wisconsin. Drs. Weltzin and Cornella-Carlson, along with their long-standing treatment team, will bring enhanced, specialized eating disorder treatment options for children, adolescents and adults, including the addition of the Partial Hospitalization (PHP) level of care. This will be the first PHP program offering programming seven days per week in the state, enabling patients to eat three meals every day with their treatment team and offering ample opportunities to practice new skills in a safe, healing environment.
“With our intensive outpatient programming, we’ve work tirelessly to address the need in Southeastern Wisconsin and the greater region for high quality mental health care,” said Dr. Weltzin. “Joining ERC means patients in Wisconsin can receive eating disorder care from the leading treatment provider in the country, now without having to travel. And it means we can add partial hospitalization programming, a crucial step in helping more patients get the higher levels of care they need while staying close to home.”
Providing increased access to high quality behavioral health treatment services is paramount to address the intensifying mental health crisis across the U.S. Specifically within Wisconsin, Milwaukee health leaders have observed a surge in eating disorders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by Wisconsin Public Radio, the National Eating Disorders Association saw an 80% increase in calls to its hotline during the pandemic compared to the year prior.
“Our treatment model is built to support long-term recovery,” said Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, Chief Medical and Clinical Officer of ERC. “Our multidisciplinary approach skillfully intervenes and breaks the cycle of illness our patients often suffer from. We work with our patients and their families to build a lasting foundation for recovery by addressing underlying issues, giving them new tools and skills, and providing plenty of time with their treatment teams to practice them within our higher levels of care.”
ERC treats patients of all gender identities suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder and co-occurring conditions. The Wisconsin treatment center will provide new Partial Hospitalization for adults and separate Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care for children and adolescents (ages 10-17) and adults. Each program has been thoughtfully designed to deliver best-in-class, evidence-based medical, psychiatric, therapeutic, and dietary care in a healing environment.
Patients receiving care at Eating Recovery Center Wisconsin will benefit from:
Industry-leading clinical expertise: With the foremost experts in psychiatry, psychology and medicine, and more full-time doctors on staff than most other treatment centers, ERC can treat the most medically severe and psychiatrically complex cases.
Caring, multidisciplinary teams: An expert, compassionate care team includes a therapist, a psychiatrist, a primary care physician, a nurse, and a dietitian who collaborate to provide individualized treatment plans.
Evidence-based treatment: Evidence-based treatment model designed by renowned experts in the eating disorder treatment field. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Robust family programming: Programming for families and caregivers includes therapy sessions, support groups, education, webinars, and resources to empower each patient’s support system. Modalities include Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Family-Based Therapy (FBT).
Strong post-discharge support: A clinician-led team provides ongoing support for patients who have transitioned to outpatient care through alumni events, free support groups, social recovery communities and resources for patients and caregivers.
Eating Recovery Center Wisconsin is located in the Mayfair Mall at 2500 N Mayfair Rd, #600, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.
About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) is the nation’s leading mental health care system dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. ERC specializes in treating patients struggling with eating disorders and related conditions including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, diabulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), unspecified eating disorders and co-occurring conditions (OSFED). Led by the world’s leading experts, ERC provides innovative, evidence-based treatment programs tailored for patients of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities. Working with patients as well as their families, ERC's multi-disciplinary treatment programs are designed to help illuminate their unique paths forward and provide a foundation for resilience and long-lasting mental wellness. ERC offers Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care in centers across the country as well as Virtual IOP telebehavioral health services. For more information, please visit eatingrecoverycenter.com.