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Denver's Eating Disorder Center names new medical director

May 16, 2011
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Denver — The Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) named Joseph Christenson as medical director for the eating disorder treatment center. Christenson’s responsibilities as medical director of the center include program development, complete patient medical evaluations and on-going management, diagnostic interviews and collaborative patient care throughout a patient’s time with EDCD.
Christenson provides compassionate and supportive care for eating disorder patients using the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model combined with a firm foundation in the psycho-pharmacological management of patients. Christenson brings more than 26 years of medical treatment facilitation experience to EDCD. He previously worked at EDCD and now returns as medical director. In addition, Christenson is a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army, serving 28 years in Germany, Washington, Yugoslavia, California, and Fort Campbell, Ky., prior to retiring at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.

Christenson graduated from Johns Hopkins University, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Dr. Christenson has extensive experience in all forms of medical and psychiatric positions. Most recently, he was a psychiatrist for the Colorado Springs VA Mental Health Clinic. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Colorado Psychiatric Association and past president of the Colorado Springs Psychiatric Association.

“EDCD is one of the nation’s foremost diagnosis and treatment centers, I am pleased to take part in the magnificent developments and revolutionary treatments being birthed here,” said Christensen.

“Dr. Christenson possesses a wealth of knowledge, passion and experience in the psychiatric arena. We are delighted to welcome him back to the EDCD team,” said J. Verne Singleton, CEO. “It is a pleasure to be working with such a seasoned professional and we are confident that his return will continue to enhance the center and our ability to better serve the needs of our patients.”

For more information about the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, please call 303-771-0861, visit edcdenver.com, follow us on Twitter @EDCDenver or find us on Facebook.

Established in 2001, Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) is one of the nation's foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of eating disorders. EDCD is committed to empowering individuals 18 years of age and older suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and related disorders to help them achieve and sustain recovery.

For more information, visit www.edcdenver.com or call (303) 771-0861.

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