Anja Gugel, MD Joins Eating Recovery Center of Washington

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As a Primary Physician, trusted family medicine specialist will deliver specialized medical management to patients at Bellevue, Washington eating disorder treatment center.

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Eating Recovery Center of Washington, the longest-established eating disorder treatment facility in Washington state providing specialized care to adults and adolescents, today announced that Anja Gugel, MD has joined its medical treatment team. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Gugel will work alongside the multidisciplinary treatment team to address the medical complexities of eating disorders as a Primary Physician.

“Eating Recovery Center of Washington recognizes the importance of medical expertise in continuum of excellent eating disorder care,” explains Neeru Bakshi, MD, Medical Director of Eating Recovery Center of Washington. “Dr. Gugel understands the importance of treating both the eating disorder and co-occurring medical symptoms to create sustainable recoveries. Her extensive background in family medicine, in addition to the specialized expertise of our psychiatrists and nursing staff, ensure that our patients receive the best medical care when seeking treatment for their eating disorder.”

Dr. Gugel has become a trusted regional provider of Family Medicine with more than 10 years of practice in the greater Seattle community. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Seattle’s Swedish Family Medicine Center at Cherry Hill, and served as a Family Medicine physician at the Polyclinic (Northgate site) and at the Rainer Park Community Health Care Center (NeighborCare Health). Prior to joining the medical treatment team at Eating Recovery Center of Washington, Dr. Gugel was a Family Medicine physician at Qliance, a provider of comprehensive healthcare with six locations across Seattle, Washington. In addition to delivering compassionate, individualized care to patients, Dr. Gugel has participated in several clinical research endeavors. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Dr. Gugel’s research focused on invasive fungal infections (Aspergillosis). She also served as a Research Scientist for the Department of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital, University of Washington (Seattle) with emphasis on HIV research for the Pediatric-Aids-Clinical Trial Group (PACTG).

Dr. Gugel earned her Medical Degree from the Medical School at the Albert-Ludwigs University, as well as a degree in Social Work from Fachhochschule fuer Sozialwesen in Freiburg, Germany. In an effort to serve the diverse patient population in Washington, she is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.

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About Eating Recovery Center of Washington
Eating Recovery Center of Washington is the longest-established eating disorder treatment facility in Washington state and has been dedicated to treating patients with eating disorders for more than two decades. Located in Bellevue, a multidisciplinary team of eating disorder treatment professionals delivers cutting-edge medical, psychiatric, psychological and nutritional interventions through a continuum of care that includes Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Services. Additionally, Eating Recovery Center of Washington works closely with Denver-based Eating Recovery Center.

For more information about comprehensive eating disorder treatment at Eating Recovery Center of Washington, call 425-437-1158, email info(at)EatingRecoveryCenterWA(dot)com or visit to chat confidentially with a Master’s-level eating disorder therapist.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) and binge eating disorder. Under the leadership of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop, Philip Mehler and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. A compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Eating Recovery Center Behavioral Hospital at Pine, the Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults, the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents and Outpatient Services. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country including Eating Recovery Center of California, Eating Recovery Center of Washington, Eating Recovery Center of Dallas, Eating Recovery Center of Houston, Eating Recovery Center of Ohio, Insight Behavioral Health Centers (Chicago, IL), Eating Recovery Center of San Antonio, and Eating Recovery Center of Austin.

For additional information about Eating Recovery Center, call (877) 789-5758, email http://mailto:info(at)eatingrecoverycenter(dot)com or visit to speak with a Master’s-level eating disorder therapist.

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