As our team continued to reach out to community healthcare providers, we quickly realized there was a need for more eating disorder-specific training for future physicians as they attend medical school. We felt that the growth of our adolescent IOP program was a great match to facilitate further learning opportunities, especially among medical students with a focus on pediatrics. In August 2021, Turning Tides and the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville pediatric department began a training partnership to provide on-site eating disorder treatment education to residents during their rotation here in Jacksonville. Residents were able to sit with Dr. Eaglin, the lead Psychiatrist at Turning Tides, as he conducted initial and follow-up assessments with adolescent patients.
“Turning Tides has provided a valuable opportunity for pediatric residents at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville to learn more about the resources available for patients with eating disorders in our community, as well as principles of care that they will be able to utilize in their own practices in the future,” said Dr. Frank Genuardi, associate professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
Now is the time to ask for help—If you or someone you care about has been putting off getting help for an eating disorder or are experiencing increased anxiety, now is a good time to reach out. Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center provides a staff that includes a Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, mental health counselors, and dietitians providing services through traditional in-person treatment.
To learn more about the programs being offered, please visit www.turningtidesed.com.