#240 Eating Issues and Disorders: What Moms Can Do: Interview with Dr. Anna Tanner
In this episode, we talk to an expert on adolescence and eating disorders. We cover a lot of territory, from what teens need for their brain and overall health, to what moms can do when their teens skip meals. What are healthy snacks for teens? When should parents be concerned with weight gain? Or if they should be concerned? We also explore the signs of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating) and what moms can do. How do eating disorders look different in teenage boys?
Dr. Anna B. Tanner is Vice President of Child and Adolescent Medicine for Accanto Health, with brands Veritas Collaborative and the Emily Program. She is a board-certified Pediatrician who has specialized in the care of complicated adolescent patients, in particular patients with eating disorders, for almost 25 years. Dr. Tanner completed medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University, and then remained there to serve on the Pediatrics faculty in the Division of Young Adult and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Tanner has been very involved in advocacy and education efforts and serves on national and international committees for eating disorders education. She speaks frequently across the United States on the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, especially as they affect children and young adolescents, and contributed a book chapter on that topic in the 4th edition of Dr. Philip S. Mehler’s Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications. Dr. Tanner currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Curriculum Committee. Dr. Tanner is a Fellow in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Certified Eating Disorders Supervisor. She has been named by Atlanta magazine as a “Top Doctor” every year from 2013 to 2023 and named by Castle Connelly as an Exceptional Woman in Medicine and one of America’s Most Honored Doctors.
Email Dr. Anna Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org
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