L.A. psychiatrist specializing in eating disorders?
May 14, 2012 4:16 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a psychiatrist in the Los Angeles area who specializes in medication management for eating disorders?

I'm also being treated for depression, but I have to select a new doctor anyway and wondering if there's one out there who could help me with the near-lifelong impulse to eat all the things. Better if he/she takes insurance, even better if he/she is located somewhat centrally to Beverly Hills.

Anonymous email: sorryeatingnow@hotmail.com
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anon:
Dr. Cathy Smith is a psychologist who practices in South Pasadena (about a 10 minute drive from downtown) and specializes in adults and older teenagers, primarily women, with eating disorders. She is compassionate, flexible, and very knowledgeable about medications and treatment strategies. She works with a number of local psychiatrists, partnering with them on delivering care. I don't think she has a website, here is her Patch page: http://southpasadena.patch.com/listings/catherine-s-smith-phd
posted by jessamyn at 7:10 PM on May 14, 2012

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