Dr. Michael Spaulding-Barclay Joins Eating Recovery Center’s Child and Adolescent Services

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and with a background in eating disorders treatment, esteemed physician brings valuable skill set to Center’s comprehensive programs

Eating Recovery Center (www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com), an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, today announced that Michael Spaulding-Barclay, MD, MS, FAAP, has joined its medical team as Attending Physician, Child and Adolescent Services. In this role, Dr. Spaulding-Barclay will work collaboratively with Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, CEDS and the multidisciplinary treatment team to develop and deliver comprehensive eating disorders treatment plans to boys and girls ages 10 through 17.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Spaulding-Barclay has joined Eating Recovery Center’s team of expert eating disorders treatment professionals, and anticipate he will fit seamlessly into our culture of excellence and innovation in the delivery of care for child and adolescent patients and their families,” says Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center.

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and with a background in eating disorders treatment, Dr. Spaulding-Barclay comes to Eating Recovery Center from the Eating Disorders Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as Medical Director. He also currently holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri’s Kansas City School of Medicine. Other previous positions include Clinical and Research Fellow in Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University’s Riley Hospital for Children and Physician in a private, general pediatric practice in North Andover, Massachusetts. Dr. Spaulding-Barclay also holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (President, Mid-West Regional Chapter, 2009-2011), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Eating Disorders and the Body Balance Coalition of Missouri (currently Executive Board Member). Additionally, he was selected as a “Top Doctor” in Adolescent Medicine by US News & World Report (in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., publisher of Americas Top Doctors) in 2011.

Dr. Spaulding-Barclay earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Indiana University’s Riley Hospital for Children. He also earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research through his participation in the Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement (CITE) program, a joint initiative of Indiana and Purdue Universities that is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

In January 2011, Eating Recovery Center opened the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents to address what experts term “epidemiological drift” in childhood eating disorders, which is marked by the condition’s swift growth in incidence in this young patient population. In fact, recent research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that hospitalizations for eating disorders increased 119 percent for children younger than 12 years of age between 1999 and 2006. Eating Recovery Center’s Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents offers the full spectrum of recovery programs and services for young patients and their families, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient programs, as well as alumni and family educational programming to support lasting recovery following discharge from the intensive treatment environment.