Dr. Vicki Berkus MD, PhD, CEDS is now the newest member of our clinical team here at Eating Disorders Treatment Center!
Dr. Berkus is a renowned psychiatrist and eating disorder specialist who will focus on working with EDTC patients in our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and provide expert consultation on treating eating disorders at all levels of care. Dr. Berkus will be utilizing the ever-expanding applications of telemedicine to assess and evaluate EDTC patients’ psychiatric needs with local onsite support by our resident clinical and medical staff.
Dr. Berkus specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, the full spectrum of eating disorder diagnoses, and sports psychiatry. She is an International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), a past president of iaedp, and is a current iaedp executive board member and head of the iaedp education committee.
Dr. Berkus is active in promoting certification and education in the field of eating disorders for professionals. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), The American Society of Bariatric Medicine (ASBP) and the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP). She has authored numerous articles on psychiatry and eating disorders as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.
Most recently, she was in private practice in Oro Valley, Arizona and served as the Medical Director for the newly established geri-psychiatric inpatient program at Oro Valley Hospital. In addition to her role with EDTC, LLC, Dr. Berkus is also the Medical Director for the BrightHeartHealth.com new tele-psychiatric eating disorders program, and an advisor for Remuda Ranch Eating Disorder Programs at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Clinical Director Holly Finlay is excited to have her friend and colleague of over 15 years join the practice. “Dr. Berkus brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and understanding of the treatment of patients with eating disorders and expands the capabilities we have to educate patients and others about eating disorders and to provide the best care possible in the area”.
We are all very pleased to have her be part of our team to help the people of New Mexico.