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ACUTE Eating Disorder Stories

We’d like you to meet some of our patients through their personal eating disorder stories. You’ll discover how ACUTE can help break the seemingly never-ending cycle of emergency room visits and ineffective medical care by providing definitive stabilization in the hands of our caring and compassionate eating disorder specialists. Hundreds of patients have been successfully discharged from our care.

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story Monday, July 18, 20160

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story

I now realize that treatment should not feel like babysitting. At ACUTE, I finally found a team and program that helped save my life.

Patient Testimonials

I was treated with care and respect...

When I decided to get treatment for my eating disorder, I was told I was too sick for residential treatment. I was referred to Dr. Gaudiani at Denver Health’s ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, and was told they could help get me medically stable. I was severely underweight and was abusing laxatives, and I didn't trust that anybody could help me get off the laxatives, without me suffering severe side effects. When I got to ACUTE, I was taken care of better than I could have expected. Between the doctors, nurses and CNAs I was treated with care and respect. Dr. Gaudiani, Dr. Mehler and Dr. Mascolo, listened to my fears and concerns, and took great care of me. I was alone, scared and there over the Thanksgiving holiday, and all the staff treated me so kindly. Within in 2 weeks I was medically stable and feeling better. The side effects I had suffered before when trying to get off the laxatives didn't happen, and everything they promised, did! I never thought I would be able to recover from my eating disorder, and without Denver Health's ACUTE program, I am not sure I would be in recovery today. They got me medically stable for residential treatment. Thank you to the whole team at Denver Health!!

Family Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders saves the lives of severe eating disorder patients, and their loved ones are often the most vocal and most grateful.

Healthcare Professional Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is proud of the outstanding reputation our specialized care has built, as demonstrated in the testimonials shared by other healthcare professionals. Through our close relationships with referring providers and treatment programs nation-wide, ACUTE is able to provide life-saving treatment to patients from across the country.

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman
ACUTE Program Manager 
777 Bannock St, MC 8105 
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.