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We are extremely proud of our medical staff at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. They are experts in the field of eating and anxiety disorders. Their dedication to patient care and treatment is what makes Remuda Ranch at The Meadows such an effective hospital for eating disorders. These are the people who continue to make Remuda Ranch at The Meadows the leading treatment program for women and girls in the United States.

Eating Disorder Treatment Specialists

Kevin Wandler, MD

Kevin Wandler, MD - Medical Director

Dr. Kevin Wandler, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows Medical Director, received his medical degree from the University of Iowa. Dr Wandler is Board Certified in General Psychiatry with added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is certified by the American Association of Addiction Medicine. He is a Certified Eating Disordered Specialist, certified by International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and on their board of directors. His professional affiliations include the American Eating Disorder Association (AEDA), iaedp, American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). After a short term in private practice, he became Medical Director at St. Lukes Hospital, then went on to serve as Medical Director at Charter East Valley. Dr Wandler was Medical Director and VP of Medical Services at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows from 1995 to 2011. He left to take a faculty position at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he was the Founder of the UF & Shands Eating Disorder Recovery Center (EDRC) at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr Wandler most recently was the Founding Medical Director at the Recovery Village, a dual diagnosis program for Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders in the greater Orlando area.

Judith K. Ferriell

Judith K. Ferriell, NP - Psychiatric Provider

Judy K Ferriell, MSN NP-BC, graduated from Spalding College, in Louisville, KY, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. After working in critical care that included emergency room and cardiac surgery, she went back to school and graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton where she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing with a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In Albuquerque NM, she worked as an assistant administrator at Presbyterian Healthcare Services and then as the Executive Director of Quality Management for the University of New Mexico Medical Center. She also was the Chief Operating Officer for the UNMH Mental Health Center. She has over 30 years of experience in management and administration and loves working as a clinician. Judy also worked in Student Health Services at San Diego State University and also in Student Health Center at Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus. She went back to school at ASU and graduated with a Post-Masters degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked inpatient at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows for several years before going to the Remuda Life Program as the Medical Supervisor.

Rebecca Walpole

Rebecca Walpole RN, MN APRN, BC – Primary Care Provider

Rebecca Walpole attended the University of Texas where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and the University of South Carolina where she earned a Masters of Nursing and a Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She holds a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She held the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp with assignments to both US and European Military Bases. She has held previous positions at hospitals and medical facilities in Arizona, Texas, Georgia, California, Kansas and South Carolina. She has over 30 years of experience in nursing with extensive experience working with patients of all ages. She has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and has worked as a FNP at the Student Health Center of University of South Carolina. Walpole serves as a primary care provider for the inpatient program in Wickenburg. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau and the American Massage Therapy Association.

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows works with insurance companies as shown below

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