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The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast

The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast creates an expansive resource system for people struggling with eating disorders. Hosted by Robyn Goldberg, an IAEDP certified eating disorder registered dietitian/supervisor and certified intuitive eating counselor.

Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Philip Mehler founded the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health and continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. He began his career at Denver Health more than 30 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine. He was Denver Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for 10 years until he was promoted to its Medical Director, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. He is also the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and has conducted research into the optimal medical treatment of the most severe cases of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia.

 Dr. Mehler has authored more than 500 scientific publications, including three textbooks published by Johns Hopkins University Press and with a fourth edition slated for release later this year. Dr. Mehler was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 Outstanding Clinician Award, has been recognized among the “Best Doctors in America” for the past 22 years in a row, and was voted the “Top Internal Medicine physician in Denver” multiple times by 5280 Magazine. 

Dr. Mehler is a member and fellow of the Eating Disorders Research Society and the Academy of Eating Disorders, as well as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and serves as the Senior Editor of The Journal of Eating Disorders. He has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic of the medical complications of eating disorders. 

We discussed the following topics:

  • What is medical stabilization?
  • What is TPN?
  • Understanding refeeding syndrome
  • Understanding Bradycardia
  • The two subtypes of anorexia nervosa  

Show Notes:

  • Visit to meet ACUTE’s medical and behavioral experts and downloadable brochures
  • For more information on ACUTE, questions for Dr. Mehler or complimentary CE events: contact Renee Hartmann, Provider Relationship Manager for ACUTE at 720-827-2842 or
  • To make a referral: call admissions at 877-228-8348


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