Vicki Berkus Joins Remuda Ranch at The Meadows as Medical Consultant

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Remuda Ranch at The Meadows welcomes Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS has joined the staff as Medical Services Advisor.

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows is pleased to announce that Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS has joined the staff as Medical Services Advisor. She will serve as a consultant, supervisor, program developer, speaker, and general advocate for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ continued excellence in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Berkus specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, eating disorders full spectrum, and sports psychiatry. She has served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp), holds eating disorders certification (CEDS) through iaedp and is a current board member and head of the iaedp education committee.

Dr. Berkus is active in promoting certification and education in the field of eating disorders for professionals. Her memberships include the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), The American Society of Bariatric Medicine (ASBP) and the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP). She has authored numerous articles as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.

Most recently, she was in private practice in Oro Valley, Arizona and served as the Medical Director for the newly established geripsychiatric inpatient program at Oro Valley Hospital. She is now the Medical Director for the new telepsychiatric eating disorders program in addition to being an advisor for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows.

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows CEO Chris Diamond says he’s excited to have Dr. Berkus on board:

“Dr. Berkus has extensive experience providing direct treatment to patients and furthering eating disorder treatment and women’s health awareness. I could not be more pleased to have someone with her background help support the Remuda Ranch medical team and patients.”

Dr. Berkus will be available for medical consultations and to spend time with the patients when she is on campus. She will also work closely with Remuda Ranch at the Meadows Medical Director Dr. Patricia Kirby and her staff to continually improve the medical services we offer to patients and families. She also plans to develop specific programs and workshops on women's issues such as aging and body image, binge eating, and maintaining wellness at any age.

Dr. Berkus says she’s excited about working with the Remuda Ranch at The Meadows team:

“I believe in the Remuda Ranch at The Meadows treatment philosophy and enjoy working with the many levels of treatment that can lead to recovery. Remuda Ranch is dedicated to maintaining a level of excellence in patient care and contributing to the organizations that rely on the support of the larger treatment center. Also, the chance to be part of a team is always a bonus and to watch the patients’ recovery process is exciting!”


For more than 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, visit Remuda Ranch at The Meadows – Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility and accredited by The Joint Commission – at

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