Rogers Memorial Hospital’s Eating Disorder Center and Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, were featured in an article published on CNN.com on December 3, 2010.
Dr. Weltzin, medical director of eating disorder services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, has heard this from his young male patients.
They’ve been teased, because they’re seen as overweight or chubby,” he said. “Those are kids that you’ll see in the 9, 10, 11-year-old range, because that’s when teasing occurs. They may not be as focused on a six-pack ab. They’re clearly focused on not being the objects of ridicule.
Of note in the article: Eric now plans to go to med school: Now 17, he worries more about college than calories. He hopes to go to medical school so he can one day treat children who have eating disorders. Eric was one of the patients who were admitted to Rogers Memorial Hospital following his appearance on the Dr. Phil show.
Life. Worth. Living.
Rogers’ Milwaukee location offers one of the nation’s only inpatient eating disorder units designed specifically for treating children and teens. You can read the article at CNN.com.