Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Barbara Christie, RD; Andrea Lerios, MS, RD, CSSD
Barbara Christie, RD
3200 Kearney St.
Fremont, CA 94538
Andrea Lerios, MS, RD, CSSD
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-2961
www.pamf.org
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Registered Dietitians and eating disorder specialists.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Registered dietitians with training and expertise treating those of all ages suffering from eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

We use various dietary and behavioral approaches and choose the approach(s) that may best fit the individual’s needs. We believe in a patient-centered approach, with a non-judgmental, non-diet, and intuitive eating philosophy.

We feel you can recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: Medically: 1. Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight for adults and meeting growth needs for children. 2. Regular monthly menstrual periods for women. 3. Appropriate laboratory values within normal parameters. 4. Meeting nutritional needs. Emotionally/mentally: 1. Normalizing eating patterns 2. Decreased pre-occupation with food and weight. 3. Absence of restrictive and purging behaviors. 4. Acceptance of body size 5. Eating intuitively and mindfully.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other: athletes with disordered eating

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling. Experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support .

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Insurance – we accept all insurances, please check to see if you have coverage on your plan. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, will bill on behalf of patient.