Disorders Can Spell Disaster
We help your child disarm their disorder with safe, reality-tested methods to help them get back on track and back to normalcy.
Pediatric Eating Disorders: Recovery While Growing
For the young, eating disorders present unique challenges. That’s because a growing body complicates an otherwise simple prognosis. This is why unwavering family support is critical for recovery. Our specialists keep everyone— from family members, therapists, physicians and other team members involved in the patient’s success.
Food & Nutrition Recovery Regain confidence in eating and feeding.
Eating disorders don’t always fall into absolute, standard categories. The lines are blurred by psychological issues associated with food—which can be unpredictable and hard to manage. And that’s especially amplified by social pressures at school, puberty or just typical growing pains. That’s why our dietitian nutritionists take the time to get to know who your child really is; and we help them overcome dietary obstacles using safe, natural measures.
We proudly offer nutrition support for:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Compulsive Overeating
- Other Specified Eating & Feeding Disorders (OSFED): including orthorexia, diabulimia, purging disorder and night eating disorder
Eating Disorder Meal Planning & Monitoring A Purposeful Plan of Recovery.
Our eating disorder specialists will meet with your child or teen for 90 minutes in the first session. They methodically determine all issues, environmental attributes and eating habits. Also, if the patient has recently been discharged from an eating disorder program, we review the discharge summary including the current meal plan prescribed by the program dietitian.
We focus on building trust with your child or teen at the get-go. Genuine connection promotes trust as we challenge them to pursue recovery.
In most cases, we take blind weights during each visit. We ask that patients remove all extra clothing and shoes before stepping backwards on our clinic scale.
Depending on the patient’s stage of recovery, patients will be seen weekly, biweekly or monthly. Food monitoring may be done on a phone app that will connect your child or teen with the dietitian for support. Overall, our dietitian will be in regular contact with them to maximize the recovery process.
Finally, we strongly recommend that while in recovery, your child sees an eating disorder therapist. If your child does not already have an eating disorder therapist, consider our in-office Plano partner, Natalie Morse, LPC. She has years of qualified experience with eating disorders; she is also a certified play therapist.
We also provide other options upon request.
Schedule a visit with a pediatric eating disorder dietitian. Call us at 972-422-9180.
We Work with Your Insurance
Even if you have one of the insurance plans listed below, we still need to verify nutrition services are covered. Please have your insurance card ready when you call us so we can verify benefits. Any quotes on benefits is NOT a guarantee of insurance payment— unpaid claims are your responsibility.
Plan to pay any co-pays or co-insurance fees at the time of your nutrition appointment. We take all forms of payment including cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
Insurances we are currently in-network with:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Humana / ChoiceCare PPO Network
- Medicare **
- United Healthcare
- Ambetter from Superior Health Plan
We are out of network for Humana Tricare Military and Tricare but do take their insurance with records and pre-authorization.
Before you make an appointment, contact our office to learn about the discounts offered for each plan.
** Medicare is only covered for diabetes, end stage renal, and if you have had a transplant in the past 6 months. It will then only cover three visits for the 1st year and two and subsequent years.