Bulimia Treatment Appointments in Columbia, MD

Struggling with bulimia? Talk to a mental health provider or doctor today to help craft a treatment plan that's right for you. Save up to 60% on a bulimia treatment consult in Columbia, MD when you book with Sesame. Your doctor, nurse, or therapist can recommend medical care or therapy if this is the right treatment plan for you. Feeling better starts here.

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Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care

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    Larissa Davis, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
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    Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

    • Family medicine
    • "Very professional"
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

    • Urgent care
    • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Nicole Baldwin, NP

    • Urgent care
    • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
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    • $5 MEDS

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    Dawn Drewes, APRN

    • Urgent care
    • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

    • Adult health
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Amol Malankar was an excellent physician who was efficient, empathetic and very patient. He will be my go to doctor if I use sesame again. He deserves the highest compliments for his care."
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Spatika Venkatranga, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

    • Emergency medicine
    • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Ursula White, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

    • Family medicine
    • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

    • Emergency medicine
    • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

    • Family medicine
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Monika Patel, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

    • Family medicine
    • $5 MEDS

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    Nicole Baldwin, NP

    • Urgent care
    • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

    • Family medicine
    • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
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    About bulimia

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    Bulimia nervosa- commonly referred to as bulimia - is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Those with bulimia will go through episodes of “binge eating”, where they are unable to control the amount of food they eat, followed by “purging”. Purging can take a variety of forms, including laxative use, self-induced vomiting, enemas, diuretics, or excessive exercise.

    Bulimia can manifest in a diverse set of physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms, including:

    • Excessive eating
    • Self-induced vomiting or excessive exercise after eating
    • Abuse of medications such as diuretics, laxatives, and weight loss supplements
    • Fasting
    • Preoccupation with body image and eating habits
    • Intense fear of weight gain
    • Feeling out of control
    • Social withdrawal
    • Heartburn and indigestion
    • Facial swelling
    • Fatigue and weakness
    • Irregular menstruation
    • Dental problems (such as enamel erosion and bleeding gums)
    • Stomach ulcers

    Bulimia may affect men or women, although women are treated for the condition more commonly. The disorder is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults, although it has been diagnosed in children and older adults. There is no specific cause of bulimia, but common risk factors include:

    - Weight loss. Individuals who diet or were overweight as a child are more likely to experience bulimia.

    - Family history. People with a first-degree relative (a parent or sibling, for instance) who has had an eating disorder may be more likely to develop an eating disorder themselves.

    - Emotional triggers. People who have been bullied for their weight, people who have undergone a traumatic event, or those who deal with low self-esteem are at a greater risk of developing an eating disorder.

    Bulimia, if left untreated, can lead to extremely serious medical complications - even death. Due to the cycle of binging and purging, individuals with bulimia can seriously dehydrate themselves, damage their internal organs (including the heart and kidneys), and erode the enamel of their teeth. If you or someone you know is dealing with the symptoms of bulimia, get help right away. The first step in treatment is getting help. The negative thinking associated with bulimia may result in depression and suicidal thoughts.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, get help right away. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

    Treatment Options

    Treatment for bulimia is often done with a team of medical and mental health providers, as well as dietitians or nutritionists. The goal of bulimia treatment is to address underlying mental health concerns causing the disorder while restoring nutrient levels in the body to a healthy balance. During your appointment, talk to your health care provider about the treatment plan that is best for you or the person you are seeking treatment for.

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