Letter from Dr. Rolf Gainer

Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder can affect both women and men. There is one thing individuals with eating disorders have in common: they have a disease that is treatable, but if left untreated, the disease can be fatal.

There is a different pathway available at Brookhaven Hospital to help you start towards a life free of the problems that were part of your Eating Disorder.  Our Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment can offer hope and help to those dealing with eating problems and provide you with an opportunity to start making changes in your life.

Brookhaven Hospital has provided a path to treatment for people with Eating Disorders since 1995. Over the last 20 years the program has served individuals with anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating in addition to a psychiatric illness which required inpatient hospital care. Many of our patients have concurrent medical problems associated with their chronic eating disorder and require care in a hospital program where psychiatry and internal medicine provide direction for the therapy team.  Our team of interdisciplinary professionals will individualize your treatment pathway to a healthier life.

On December 1, 2014 the program was renamed as Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment.  The physicians, program therapists, dietician, nurses and other staff are the same individuals who have provided excellent patient care over the years.  Brookhaven looks forward to continuing to provide eating disorders treatment as a program within its portfolio of high quality behavioral health services.

If you or someone you love is struggling to overcome the challenges created by an eating disorder, please call us. We can help you find your pathway to wellness.

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD., Diplomate, ABDA
Chief Executive Officer
Brookhaven Hospital