Psychiatrists

Below is a list of local psychiatrists who have experience working with individuals with eating disorders. Additional details, such as treatment philosophy and insurance accepted for each provider, can be found by clicking on their name.

EDRC aims to maintain a current list of local Psychiatrists who treat eating disorders.  If you would like to be included in this list or have a recommendation of someone to include, please CLICK HERE to complete an application form or contact us at info@edrcsv.org .

Farah Kahn, MD

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Farah Kahn, MD

100 Fremont Avenue, Suite 270
Los Altos, CA 94024
650-518-9255
Fax: 650-472-1198
www.farahkhanmd.com

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MD Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Board Certified: Yes, American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

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

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am licensed to practice medicine by the California State Medical Board and I am board-certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I have received my medical degree from Sindh Medical College, completing my psychiatry residency from Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ. I have been practicing Psychiatry in CA since 2003.The focus of my practice is on treating adults through the use of various psychotherapies, various psychopharmacologies, or various combinations of both, as indicated by your circumstances. My areas of interest include Anxiety, Panic disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, Psychotic disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders, Mood disorders, and Women’s health issues. In addition to offering medication treatment options, I also offer psychotherapy in the integrative model, combining targeted techniques from CBT.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

The focus of my practice is on treating adults through the use of various psychotherapies, various psychopharmacologies, or various combinations of both, as indicated by your circumstances. At an initial visit, my goal will be to provide you with a thorough and complete mental health evaluation, to offer you an initial diagnosis and prognosis, and to offer you best treatment recommendations and options. My immediate aim will be to restore you to your highest functional level as soon as possible.

LANGUAGES: English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Insurance- Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross






Caroline Cribari, MD, PhD

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Caroline Cribari, MD, PhD

El Camino Hospital
2485 Hospital Drive, Suite 351
Mountain View, CA 94040-4103

(650) 988-7874

There is no additional information for this treatment professional.






Stan Fischman, MD

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Stan Fischman, MD

2485 Hospital Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 988-7676
Fax: (650) 988-7674
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MD, Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry/American Board of Child Psychiatry & Child Neurology

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

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Medical School Residences in: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry. Many many patients

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Understanding the biological, physiological and psychological underpinnings of the disorders. Taking appropriate steps in a linear fashion to reduce and eliminate the basis the eating disorder. I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Patient is whole and healthy, no longer overly concerned about weight, food, etc., and no longer making decisions based largely on losing weight or fear of weight gain.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, Residential Treatment. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Nina Kirz, MD

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Nina Kirz, MD

Stanford University
LPCH at El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650)988-4106
Fx: (650)988-8372
ninae@stanford.edu
Please do not contact directly – Only accepts patients admitted to LPCH for medical stabilization

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MD

Board Certified: Yes – General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MD from Yale University Residency in Psychiatry at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I feel that the optimal treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders is to start with nutritional rehabilitation while keeping them engaged in their regular lives as much as possible.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define it as being physically healthy, able to maintain weight within a healthy range while engaging in a normal level of activity, and eating disorder thoughts and worries reduced to a level where they don’t have a significant impact on functioning or mood.

LANGUAGES: English, some Spanish

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Athletes, Children, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychopharmacology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Inpatient, I work at LPCH

FEES: Insurance through LPCH, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient.






Jacob Towery, MD

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Jacob Towery, MD

550 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 328
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)918-6789
Fax: (650)641-8997
jacobtowerymd@gmail.com
www.jacobtowerymd.com
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I did my undergraduate at Duke University, got my MD at the University of Virginia. Then I did my adult psychiatry residency at Stanford, then a two year fellowship in pediatric psychiatry, also at Stanford.

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I trained at Duke University, University of Virginia School of Medicine and did both my adult residency and pediatric psychiatry fellowship at Stanford. I have training in insight-oriented individual therapy for Eating Disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My goal is to get to know my patients very well, and when possible, to work with the family in a collaborative way. I take a non-judgmental stance and believe that generally parents want the best for their children and are an important part of recovery. I also work collaboratively with the patient’s physician to ensure safety.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: I have seen and helped many patients recover completely from their Eating Disorder. I believe recovery involves not only maintaining a healthy weight and resuming/starting menses (for girls), but also being healthy psychologically. I think this is entirely possible and it’s reasonable to go for complete cure.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychopharmacology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance – I am out-of-network but can provide superbills or submit claims directly to insurance companies. If “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, will bill on behalf of patient.






Yunnie Lee, MD

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Yunnie Lee, MD

Baywell Psychiatry Group
1700 Pierce St. Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415)992-9122
Fx: (415)920-9925
lee@baywellpsych.com
www.baywellpsych.com
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, MD

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I completed medical school at UC Davis, adult psychiatry residency at UCSF and my child and adolescent fellowship at UCSF

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I provide psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic med management. I work closely with a team of therapists, nutritionists and primary care doctors.

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. I define recovery as living a satisfying life with fulfilling relationships without thoughts and behaviors negatively impacting daily functioning.

LANGUAGES: English

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

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance-Lifesynch, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Nancy Marks, MD

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Nancy Marks, MD

3241 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 931-3989
nmarksmd@yahoo.com






Laurie Mun, MD

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Laurie Mun, MD

Baywell Psychiatry Group
1700 Pierce St. Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415)992-9122
Fx: (415)920-9925
mun@baywellpsych.com
www.baywellpsych.com
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, MD

Board Certified: Yes- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I completed my psychiatric residency at UC San Diego and my child and adolescent fellowship at UCSF

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I provide psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic med management. I work closely with a team of therapists, nutritionists and primary care doctors

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. I define recovery as living a satisfying life with fulfilling relationships without thoughts and behaviors negatively impacting daily functioning.

LANGUAGES: English

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

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, College/University Counseling Program

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance-Lifesynch, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






James Lock, MD, PhD

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James Lock, MD, PhD

Stanford, CA
Stanford University
775 Santa Ynez St.
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-5511
Fax: (650) 723-5531
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MD, PhD, child and adolescent psychiatrist

Board Certified: Yes

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

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, specialized in eating disorders for over 15 years. Special focus on child and adolescent disorders using family treatment. Conducting NIH funded research.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Family therapy and CBT are my main approaches. Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Normal weight return, healthy physiology, no unhealthy weight related behaviors or thoughts.

LANGUAGES: English

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

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychopharmacology. Willing and/or experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, College/University Counseling Program.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Medi-Cal. Insurance: Medi-Cal for research treatments. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient.






For additional treatment providers in the Greater Bay Area, CLICK HERE to visit the website for the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED).

EDRC does not give medical advice and is not a health care provider. Information on our site is not meant as a replacement for proper care and treatment from a physician, therapist, dietitian or specialized practitioner. Always consult with a physician and a qualified mental health professional regarding eating disorder symptoms and treatment.