Beginning Your Journey
Dr. Lowenthal is dedicated to providing compassionate medical care for adolescents and adults of all genders and ethnicities and at any stage of their recovery from an eating disorder or eating-related condition. She aims to understand each person’s unique story so as to tailor her treatment to that individual. While her primary role is to keep you (your child) physically safe, she collaborates closely with your (your child’s) treatment team to participate in the recovery process from a holistic standpoint.
What does Eating Disorder care with Dr. Lowenthal look like?
+ Initial Consultation
An in-depth 90 min visit where we delve deeply into your (or your child's) history including medical, psychological and social factors. Includes a complete Physical Exam, EKG, labs, urinalysis. Dr. Lowenthal will give her assessment and make initial recommendations.
+ Treatment Team Formation
Dr. Lowenthal will assist with the formation of a treatment team consisting of a dietician, therapist and sometimes a psychiatrist with expertise in the field of eating disorders. (She is happy to work with your existing team if you already have one in place.)
+ Progress Visits
Dr. Lowenthal will evaluate behavioral progress, vital signs and physical wellbeing monitoring for medical complications with additional imaging and/or lab testing as needed.
+ Treatment Team Collaboration
Meeting regularly with other treatment team members, Dr. Lowenthal will review progress with the team, problem-solve new issues and continuously assess the appropriate level of care for you (or your child).
+ Family Support
Family support is a priority for Dr.Lowenthal. She is available to meet with family members to discuss progress and offer guidance for overcoming challenges. (Optional for patients over 18 years old.)
+ Referrals to Higher Levels of Care:
If necessary, Dr. Lowenthal will facilitate efficient referrals to top treatment programs and hospitals around the country and will facilitate transition of care after discharge.
Common Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Bradycardia (low heart rate)
Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Abnormal Electrolytes (low potassium, sodium and dehydration from purging)
Abnormal blood counts (low red blood cells, low white blood cells and low platelets)
Liver test abnormalities
Sialadenitis (swollen parotid glands from purging)
Skin and hair changes
Osteopenia or Osteoporosis (bone loss)
And many others.....
We believe in a hands on approach and are happy to meet with you to assess if we are the right fit for your health care needs.
Get your free consultation today!