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Spirited Lady Living Health MavenFacebook

Coeur d Alene, Idaho
I suffered from and eating disorder for many years. My intention now is to become an eating disorder recovery coach. Here is a short story of my journey. My ed started in about 4th or 5th grade after another one of our moves. I started spending all my allowance on candy and stashing it in my room. I also started playing sick from school so I could stay home and eat while everyone was gone....
Communities: Eating Disorders
Goals: Eat healthy

Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Washington, District of Columbia
After nearly a decade of anorexia, I'm learning how to love, laugh, and live again. And in no particular order, I'm also mom to a wonderful rescue cat, a science/medical writer, a jewelry designer, a pretty decent cook, a lover of coffee and hater of mornings, and a geek extraordinaire.

Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Orange County, California
Dr John Di Saia is a "real" plastic surgeon not one of the many online "dime story phonies." He completed Medical school at UC Irvine in 1990 and started a General Surgery residency that year at UC Irvine. He completed General and Plastic Surgery Residencies at UC Irvine in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Dr Di Saia became board certified in by the American Board of Surgery in...

Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
My name is Christine. I have been living with several mental illnesses since childhood. Over the years I have been taught numerous coping methods and techniques. It is my hope that in sharing my stories (along with what I've learned and continue to learn) that others can benefit from them as well.

Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Los Angeles, California
I am a 38 year old female living in Los Angeles who was diagnosed with 4 meningiomas last year. I had 3 partial craniotomies and a gamma knife treatment last year. I just want to tell my story and help anyone else going through this if I can.
Communities: Brain Health

tdonohue Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Charlottesville, Virginia
Tom Donohue, thirty-three-year-old, son, brother and uncle of three, is the founder director of Who's Positive, a group of individuals infected, affected, sharing real stories about real people with a real commitment to humanizing HIV through firsthand accounts of young adults living with HIV. Since finding out about his own HIV-positive status in October 2003, Tom has dedicated his life to...

Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
New York, New York
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I often treat individuals, couples, and families with a "here and now approach" to address their difficulties, as opposed to focusing on issues from childhood or subconscious conflicts. Short-term therapy (approximately 15 sessions or less) can be very helpful in many cases, and sometimes...
Communities: Mental Health

SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience from the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester.  I found myself getting tired of working with rats all day, and so I attended medical school, then completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was an anesthesiologist and pain doc for about 8 years,...

Poker Face Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Longview, Texas
Recovering from a serious eating disorder is arguably one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. It is a constant battle, 24/7 with no relief, often not even in sleep. How do I know? I am going through it right now. I began struggling with an eating disorder at the age of 13 after being sexually abused day after day for an entire year. I have been to an intensive in-patient treatment...

Andrea Metcalf Health Maven

Chicago, Illinois
Andrea Metcalf is a nationally recognized fitness expert and a popular media personality.  In the last decade, Andrea had appeared as a contributor for several national publiscations including MORE, Self Shape, Women’s World, All You, as well as “The Today Show.”  For more than 25 years Andrea has inspired people from all walks of life to feel better and move....
Communities: Exercise