Dr. Jennifer McBride Transitions to Full-Time Internal Medicine Role at Eating Recovery Center
Internist with background in eating disorders treatment brings valuable skill set to Center’s comprehensive programs Eating Recovery Center (www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com), a national center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia and bulimia, today announced that Jennifer McBride, MD, has been promoted from a part-time role to serve as a full-time internist for patients ages 10 through adult. Although Dr. McBride will provide medical care to patients at all levels of care, her new role also supports the expansion of the Center’s adult Inpatient and Residential programs from 24 to 29 beds. The Center recently added the five beds due to an increased need for inpatient eating disorders treatment. “Dr. McBride’s specialized eating disorders treatment expertise is a tremendous asset as she works to restore health among Eating Recovery Center’s medically compromised patients,” said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, chief executive officer, chief medical officer and founding partner of Eating Recovery Center. “Her transition into a full-time role enables us to continue to provide comprehensive care to the growing population of individuals who struggle with these serious diseases.” Dr. McBride, who is Board-certified in internal medicine, has more than seven years of experience as an internist at Exempla Denver Medical Associates in Denver, Colo. She has provided part-time care and internal medicine expertise to patients at Eating Recovery Center since it opened its doors in 2008. In addition to supporting Eating Recovery Center’s inpatient and residential eating disorders patients, Dr. McBride will be an available resource for patients in the Center’s Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient eating disorders treatment programs, as well as patients at the Center’s Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents. “Eating disorders are complicated diseases with serious medical implications. By working with internists who are familiar with the complications of these illnesses, our patients can seamlessly transition to lower levels of care,” said Dr. McBride. “Similarly, those patients who have discharged from Eating Recovery Center’s treatment programs can rest assured that their ongoing outpatient medical needs are met by a team with strong expertise in eating disorders care.” Dr. McBride earned her master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, with a major in communications disorders and audiology. She completed her doctorate in medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2001 and her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital.