“Dr. Kirby knows both the eating disorder population and the Meadows Behavioral Health culture. She is the perfect fit for the position.”
Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) May 28, 2015
Patricia O. Kirby, M.D., was appointed medical director of Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls.
Among other responsibilities, Dr. Kirby will be responsible for the supervision of staff psychiatric and medical providers for the 12-bed critical care unit which provides 24-hour nursing, medical and psychiatric care to patients struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
Dr. Kirby is a skilled psychiatrist who has been practicing in Arizona for over 15 years, including five years in private practice with Arrowhead Professional Group (Glendale, AZ) and as a hospitalist and psychiatric consult-liaison at Thunderbird Banner Hospital (Glendale, AZ). She has also previously worked as a staff psychiatrist at Remuda Ranch at the Meadows, Gentle Path, and The Meadows, as well as an attending psychiatrist at Remuda Ranch. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2003. Dr. Kirby received her Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Says Dr. Kirby: “I’ve had the good fortune of working at Remuda Ranch in various capacities over the past 15 years ago, so I understand its roots and how it has flourished. I’ve witnessed firsthand how much recovery goes on here and how our low relapse rate makes Remuda Ranch a true industry leader. I’m eager to incorporate parts of Pia Mellody’s Meadows model into Remuda Ranch while staying true to what we stand for. I have a clear vision about how to forge ahead, and I’m eager to get to work.”
Chris Diamond, Executive Director of Remuda Ranch, is happy to have Dr. Kirby back on the team. “Dr. Kirby knows both the eating disorder population and the Meadows Behavioral Health culture. She is the perfect fit for the position.”
As for moving to Arizona, Dr. Kirby says she was drawn to the state for two reasons: its marvelous weather and its Hispanic culture. Says Kirby: “I was brought up in a Hispanic household. My father is a surgeon who studied in his home country of Mexico and then completed his residency in Ohio. I feel right at home here.”
About Remuda Ranch at The Meadows
For over 25 years, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has offered an unparalleled depth of care through its unique, comprehensive, and individualized program for treating eating disorders and co-occurring conditions affecting adolescent girls and women. Set in the healing landscape of Wickenburg, Arizona, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows allows for seamless transitions between its structured multi-phase treatment. A world-class clinical team of industry experts examines core issues through a host of proven modalities. Providing individuals with tools to re-engage in a healthy relationship with food – and with themselves – disempowers eating disorders and empowers individuals with a renewed enthusiasm for life. To learn more contact us or call 866-390-5100.