Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Barbara Christie, RD
3200 Kearney St.
Fremont, CA 94538
Andrea Lerios, MS, RD, CSSD
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Contact by phone
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Registered Dietitians and eating disorder specialists.
Board Certified: No
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.
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.