WICKENBURG, Ariz. (July 7, 2014) — Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls, has appointed James “Buck” Runyan, MS, MFT, LPC, CEDSs, Clinical Director over the inpatient and residential LIFE campus.
Runyan has over 20 years of experience working with eating disorders and addictions including nearly seven years at Remuda Ranch holding clinical leadership positions. In addition to counseling and administrative work, he is a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator on a vast array of eating disorder and family therapy related topics. Runyan has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Board of Directors since 2010 and is the current President of the Board of Directors for 2013-2014 in addition to a Fellow of iaedp.
“Remuda Ranch at The Meadows is very fortunate to have Buck rejoin the organization,” said Chris Diamond, Executive Director. “Since starting his career at Remuda in the 90’s, Buck has made a significant impact on the eating disorder industry through program development, his private practice and service with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. He will bring a wealth of experience and energy in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.”
“Being back on the Remuda campus felt like returning home, but yet, home is different, and it felt good,” said Runyan. “The essence of the program is solid in the state of the art facility, core treatment approach, and the super confident staff,” he added. “Within the established foundation I want to help create a destination center for eating disorder treatment which focusses on the heart of the patient and their family. Having spent many years developing programs in multiple levels of care, it is evident the key to long term success is found in knowledgeable and skillfully supportive family relationships.”
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Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’s Director of Primary Care and Nutrition, Lesley Williams, MD, was a speaker at the 2013 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference on April 11 – 13 in Austin, Texas.
The title of Dr. Williams’ session was “Eating Disorders 2013: Diagnosis, Complications and Treatment Updates.” New updates in the DSMV eating disorder diagnoses, as well as the multiple medical complications associated with eating disorders, was also discussed. In addition, the talk focused on medical and nutritional stabilization in an inpatient setting.
“It was so exciting speaking to an audience of dieticians. Many in attendance had encountered eating disorders in their patients, colleagues, friends and even themselves,” said Dr. Lesley Williams, Director of Primary Care and Nutrition at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. “Everyone was enthusiastic about the topic and appreciated learning more about the potential medical complications associated with eating disorders.”
Dr. Williams received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her Family Medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Williams has worked full-time at Remuda since 2004. She is especially interested in the impact that eating disorders have on the body and the increased vulnerability to eating disorders that women experience at pivotal life changes.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, (TAND), is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 4,000 registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students in Texas. TAND members provide expert food and nutrition resources for Texans.
Remuda Ranch at The Meadows is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’s work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit www.remudaranch.com.
Since 1990, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. Through Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’s treatment approach and clinical excellence individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24 hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch at The Meadows was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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