Center for Discovery Chicago Appoints New Primary Care Physician

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Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, is honored to welcome Dr. Karen Bernstein, MD, MPH to our team.

Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Bernstein, MD, MPH, to the position of Primary Care Physician for Center for Discovery Chicago.

Dr. Karen Bernstein received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She went on to an adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. It was during this fellowship that she began working in-depth treating eating disorders, training under Dr. Tomas Silber, MD, a world-renowned expert in the field. Dr. Bernstein went on to obtain her Master of Public Health degree at George Washington University.

Dr. Bernstein returned to Chicago in 2007 and opened her adolescent medicine practice at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge providing primary and subspecialty care. Dr. Bernstein has treated hundreds of teens with eating disorders and specializes in eating disorders and reproductive health issues and is board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

"I am very excited to welcome Dr. Bernstein to Center for Discovery Chicago," said Mark Hobbins, President and COO of Center for Discovery. "She provides an ideal blend of clinical education, knowledge and a strong passion for treating teens and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. I have no doubt she is the perfect addition to our Chicago team.”

Center for Discovery Chicago is an eating disorder residential treatment program for teens and adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. Center for Discovery’s eating disorder treatment program is dedicated to the treatment of adolescent females, ages 11 to 17, and treatment is intensive and personalized for each of our residents. Center for Discovery is extremely effective at understanding the underlying emotional issues and destructive behaviors related to eating disorders. Every member of the Center for Discovery Chicago team is deeply committed to the health and healing of our residents and their families.

About Center for Discovery

Center for Discovery is a national leader in intensive residential treatment for teens and adult women who are struggling with eating disorders. Center for Discovery locations provide clinically sophisticated eating disorder treatment to help clients in learning the practical skills and knowledge necessary for long term change and recovery. Center for Discovery locations are fully licensed by the state and JCAHO accredited.

For more information about Center for Discovery programs, please contact our Admissions Department at 866-339-2669, email us at corporatenews(at)centerfordiscovery(dot)com or visit our websites at and

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