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Dr. Lauren Kofod, M.D. Joins Eating Recovery Center, Illinois and Insight Behavioral Health Centers

We are pleased to have a renowned expert like Dr. Kofod in the service of our many patients with eating and related disorders, says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Chief Development Officer of ERC Illinois and President and Founder of Insight.

Leading psychiatrist brings extensive experience in the treatment of  eating, mood and anxiety disorders to the Chicago-based treatment centers

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Chicago, IL (November 14, 2016)Eating Recovery Center, Illinois (ERC Illinois), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today the addition of Dr. Lauren Kofod to its clinical leadership team. Dr. Kofod will join the multi-disciplinary team as an Attending Psychiatrist working with adults at ERC Illinois’s Residential and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) programs, as well as Insight’s Residential and PHP Mood and Anxiety disorder treatment programs. Board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, Lauren Kofod, M.D., has vast experience in treating eating disorder patients, and has unique expertise in treating co-occurring and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Prior to ERC, Dr. Kofod served as a psychiatrist at two other eating disorder treatment facilities, Timberline Knolls and The Renfrew Center. She also worked in a private psychiatry practice, focusing on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and adult ADHD. Previously, Dr. Kofod served as a psychiatrist on duty at Hall Mercer Crisis Response in PA, where she was responsible for patient care and teaching residents, and at Joan Karnell Cancer Center in PA, where she served as liaison and team leader for the palliative care team. She also provided psychiatric evaluation and management for patients of the cancer center and their families. Dr. Kofod completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University where she graduated with a B.A. with distinction in Biological Sciences. She then graduated with a M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and completed her Residency in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry. In addition, she has had advanced psychotherapy training in the areas of hypnosis, prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, and exposure and response prevention for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. “We are pleased to have a renowned expert like Dr. Kofod in the service of our many patients with eating and related disorders,” says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Chief Development Officer of ERC Illinois and President and Founder of Insight. “Dr. Kofod will be an instrumental member of our clinical team treating eating disorder patients, as well as patients struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.” ERC Illinois also recently welcomed two other additions to their clinical team: Diana Chu, M.D., a psychiatrist for ERC Illinois’s binge eating treatment and recovery program, and Thomas Hartman, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in eating, mood and anxiety disorders. For additional information about ERC Illinois and Insight Behavioral Health Centers, call (312) 487-2418 or email inquiries@insightillinois.com to speak with a Masters-level clinician.

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