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We know you want the best possible care for your patients who struggle with eating disorders. That’s why you’ll want to learn more about The Emily Program. Come in for a tour and get a firsthand look at our operations and facilities so you can make referrals with complete confidence. 

We welcome you to visit The Emily Program

During tours for healthcare professionals, you will have opportunities to:

  • Visit our locations, including 24/7 residential facilities and lodging
  • Meet our highly trained medical staff, therapists, and dietitians
  • Learn about our clinical program and medical services
  • Network with peers and discuss eating disorder diagnosis and treatment

We’re passionate about helping individuals struggling with eating disorders and we look forward to showing you how we work at The Emily Program. Together, we can bring your patient hope and healing. To arrange a visit, please complete the form or email us at outreach@emilyprogram.com.


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Outreach Team

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Outreach Team

The Emily Program’s outreach team is dedicated to providing health care professionals and communities with information on eating disorders and services at The Emily Program. Want to learn more? Attend a continuing education opportunity, stop by an event or contact us today at outreach@emilyprogram.com.

Eastern Region
Katie Armstrong

Katie Armstrong

Professional Relations Specialist

Katie began working at the front desk of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) more than ten years ago, which provided a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. When CCED merged with The Emily Program, she was able to seamlessly transition to an outreach role. Katie graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs. As a Professional Relations Specialist, Katie uses her experience and education to connect with professionals, community members, and other treatment facilities to provide awareness and information on the treatment of eating disorders.

Contact Katie at 216-765-0500 ext. 4221 or katie.armstrong@emilyprogram.com.

Midwest Region
Kristin Dostal

Kristin Dostal

Professional Relations Specialist

Kristin graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Since then, Kristin has worked in the healthcare field and has developed a passion for building relationships, advocating for mental health and connecting people with the right resources. Kristin has a background in community outreach and uses her experience to bring awareness to the continuum of care for treating eating disorders.

Contact Kristin at 651-645-5323 ext. 1611 or kristin.dostal@emilyprogram.com.

Northwest Region
Caley Willrich

Caley Willrich

Professional Relations Specialist

Caley graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Communication and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. She comes to The Emily Program with years of experience in educating and connecting professionals in local communities with resources to better serve their clients. Caley sees mental health as an area that lacks understanding and community acceptance and has taken on this role to change the perception of this stigma. With the skills she brings to the table, in conjunction with her passion that no one should have to face personal battles alone, Caley’s  focus is to bring greater awareness of The Emily Program to local communities.

Contact Caley at 509-847-4779 or caley.willrich@emilyprogram.com.

National
Hilmar Wagner

Hilmar Wagner

Clinical Education Specialist

Hilmar Wagner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Minnesota. Hilmar joined the Emily Program in 2006, he currently serves as the Training Coordinator for Nutrition Services and Clinical Outreach Specialist. Hilmar initiates and coordinates training of new dietetic staff, dietetic interns and continuing education for nutrition services for all Emily Program locations. He has presented on a wide range of nutrition topics at local, regional and national conferences. Hilmar received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 12 years. Hilmar has extensive experience working with clients of all eating disorder diagnosis in both individual and group settings and has a particular interest in mindfulness and body-centered approaches to eating disorder recovery.

National
Dani Vincent

Dani Vincent

Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Dani graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She has worked for The Emily Program since 2013. As Outreach Coordinator, Dani connects with providers and members of the community to raise awareness for eating disorders and to help clients access the care they need.

Contact Dani at 651-645-5323 ext. 2223 or danielle.vincent@emilyprogram.com.

Northwest Region
Lexus Hartley

Lexus Hartley

Professional Relations Specialist

Lexus graduated from The Lake Washington Institute of Technology with a degree in Public Health specializing her studies Community Education and Engagement, with a minor in Business. Her passion for helping others has led her to The Emily Program where her focus lays on spreading awareness of eating disorders and the compassionate care available to individuals within the community.

Contact Lexus at 206-488-7317 or lexus.hartley@emilyprogram.com.

Midwest Region
Emily Lamb

Emily Lamb

Professional Relations Specialist

Emily graduated from Carthage College on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan with a degree in Business and Marketing and a minor in Communications. She worked in healthcare sales promoting Fortune 100 brands and then took some time off to spend with her two kids. The mission of The Emily Program brought her back into healthcare where she hopes to connect more people with The Emily Program and increase awareness of eating disorders..

Contact Emily at 651-645-5323 ext. 2204 or emily.lamb@emilyprogram.com.

National
Kelsey Ford

Kelsey Ford

Outreach Manager

Kelsey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Health and Wellness Management, and is completing her MBA-Healthcare Administration degree from Concordia University-St. Paul. Kelsey comes to The Emily Program with several years of experience in mental health advocacy and awareness education. She is very passionate about challenging stigma, societal misconceptions, and systemic inequities around eating disorders so that more people are able to access quality services and care. Kelsey is thrilled to align this passion with the mission of The Emily Program in her role as the Outreach Manager.

Contact Kelsey at 651-645-5323 ext. 1630 or kelsey.ford@emilyprogram.com.

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Refer A Patient

Refer a patient

A leader in personalized eating disorder treatment for people of all ages and genders since 1993, The Emily Program is your best choice for a patient referral if you suspect an eating disorder. Talk to one of our professionals today at 1-888-364-5977 or refer a patient through our online form so we can schedule an eating disorder assessment. We’re here to help.

When to refer a patient to The Emily Program

As with other mental and physical disorders, a healthcare professional must recognize the signs of a problem or potential problem, and then intervene effectively. If you suspect food, body image, weight, and/or eating issues, the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Psychiatric Association suggest that you act quickly.

Know the common eating disorder symptoms

Use the common symptoms list and simple screening tool below. We also offer educational events to help your team screen for eating disorders, understand their effects, and access available treatment resources.

Eating disorders present physiologically and behaviorally. The multidisciplinary team at The Emily Program recommends checking for common symptoms, such as:

  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Verbal preoccupation with food, weight, and shape
  • Medical complications, such as amenorrhea, bradycardia, unexpected osteopenia or osteoporosis, electrolyte abnormalities, low body temperature, orthostatic hypotension
  • Rapid or persistent decline or increase in food intake
  • Purging; restricting; binge eating; compulsive eating; compulsive exercising; abuse of diet pills, laxatives, diuretics, or emetics
  • Denial of food and eating problems, despite concerns of others
  • Eating in secret, hiding food, disrupting family meals, feeling out of control with food

Start the conversation

Ask if it is okay to discuss eating habits: “I’m concerned about your eating (or weight, body image, etc.). May we discuss how you typically eat and your relationship with food?”

Then ask your patient these 6 questions:

  1. Do you feel like you sometimes lose or have lost control over how you eat?
  2. Do you ever make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
  3. Do you believe yourself to be fat, even when others say you are too thin?
  4. Do food or thoughts about food dominate your life?
  5. Do thoughts about changing your body and/or your weight dominate your life?
  6. Have others become worried about your weight and/or eating?

Two or more “yes” answers strongly indicate the presence of disordered eating. (Adapted from SCOFF Questionnaire by Morgan, Reid & Lacy-BMJ, 1999.)

Streamlined admission

To ensure your patient can get treatment as soon as possible, they will be connected with a Clinical Admissions Specialist, who will conduct a phone intake within 48 hours of the initial call, determine the level of care, schedule an admit date and start the process to secure medical data and arrange any necessary lodging.

Stay involved

To stay informed of your patient’s progress throughout their eating disorder treatment, ask them to complete a Release of Information form so we have permission share health information with you.

Talk with the experts at The Emily Program

The Emily Program staff is available to assist. Call us at 1-888-364-5977, use our online referral form, or send your patient to our website to request an eating disorder assessment.

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Complete the information below or call us at 1-888-364-5977. We’ll contact your patient within one business day to learn more about his or her condition. We’ll keep you updated on our progress, too.

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Recovery is possible

If an eating disorder and/or related issues are diagnosed, we will work with you and your patient to develop a personalized treatment and recovery plan. We treat the whole person with a wide range of comprehensive, personalized treatments using diverse modalities.

Our team is passionate about helping individuals struggling with eating disorders. Together, we can bring your patient hope and healing. Please contact our Admissions team at 1-888-364-5977 with questions or fax your referral to (651) 379-6105.

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For Professionals

The Emily Program is the leader in personalized eating disorder treatment for people of all ages and genders. We help healthcare professionals recognize the signs and understand the symptoms. If you suspect an eating disorder, don’t wait.

Learn more about referring a patient

Learn more about referring a patient

If you suspect food, body image, weight, and/or eating issues, the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Psychiatric Association suggest that you act quickly. Learn to recognize signs of disordered eating and how the team at The Emily Program can assist you and your patient.

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Visit us

Visit us

We know you want the best possible care for your patients who struggle with eating disorders. Come in for a tour and get a firsthand look at our operations and facilities so you can make referrals with complete confidence.

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Gain new insights through our educational events

Gain new insights through our educational events

The Emily Program offers engaging presentations to help you recognize the warning signs and intervene effectively to get help for your client or patient.

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Apply for advanced degree training

Apply for advanced degree training

The Emily Program offers opportunities for post-doctoral candidates and other students to pursue advanced training in eating disorders. 

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