At LHSC Adult Eating Disorders Service patients WILL NOT normally be monitored medically during outpatient groups (i.e. Psychoeducation, BN group, Transition, and After Care). Thus, our recommendation is that they be medically monitored by their family physician.
A general guideline for visits to the family physician would be every 2-6 weeks. This may need to be more frequent if the patients weight is very low or if they are highly symptomatic. For specific concerns, we may arrange for the internist/hospitalist from our team to see the patient. They should always see their doctor or go to the emergency room for any immediate concerns like chest pain, palpitations, blood in vomit or stool, seizures, or fainting. During the outpatient groups, the patients medication will be monitored and prescribed by their family physician. Refills will not be provided by our team.
At LHSC Adult Eating Disorders Service, our physicians and nurse practitioners will monitor any problems related to the patients eating disorder only while they are in the residential or day treatment services.
When the patient begins in transition, their medical care will return to the family physician.