Jacob Towery, MD
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Contact by phone or e-mail
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
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.
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.
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.