Posts Tagged ‘Residential Treatment’

Make Insurance Work for You!

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Understanding and choosing health insurance options is often a complicated and confusing process. We understand that navigating options during open enrollment can be complex, so here are some tips for choosing the insurance plan that best suits your needs.

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When to Refer a Patient to Specialty Care

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One of the questions that providers often have is, “When should I refer a patient to eating disorder specialty care?” A provider may ask this if they are seeing a patient that has eating disorder symptoms such as changes in weight, a preoccupation with food and numbers, and other common symptoms. A provider may also see things in physical exams or lab results that cause concern. The bottom line is that if you are concerned that there is an eating disorder present in a patient, there almost positively is. Eating disorders live in secret and in hiding. If the eating disorder symptoms are noticeable to a provider, then the patient’s eating disorder has most likely been there for a while and may pose an immediate risk. 

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Staff Spotlight: Mandy Gross, Program Coordinator

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In the fall of 2014, Mandy Gross joined The Emily Program as an intern. Soon after Cleveland Residential opened in 2015, she accepted a full-time position as an eating disorder technician at the house.

“I knew long before working for TEP that I wanted to become a therapist and work with people suffering from eating disorders,” she said. “So, I was very hopeful that my internship would lead to my dream job, and lucky for me, it did.”

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Staff Spotlight: Amy Allyn, Program Support Coordinator

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Since joining The Emily Program last March, Amy Allyn has worn different hats to meet the various needs of her clients.

She began as a case manager at Seattle Residential, working closely with the treatment team to coordinate discharge and connect clients with helpful resources. Today, Amy now serves as The Emily Program’s program support coordinator, where she manages admissions to the Seattle facility.

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Staff Spotlight: Amra Budimlic, Social Worker

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Amra joined The Emily Program four and a half years ago after relocating to the Twin Cities. She started as an eating disorder technician, and after shadowing a meal at the Anna Westin House, our residential treatment facility in St. Paul, she was hooked.

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