Conference Session: Navigating the Road to Recovery: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Bio:
As a Medical Director of Eating Disorders Services, Dr. Prinz works with Insight’s multidisciplinary treatment team to deliver direct psychiatric care and medication management.

“Dr. Prinz brings extensive expertise in the treatment of serious behavioral health conditions including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-injury and substance abuse,” explains Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Founder and President of Insight. “His commitment to helping patients and families address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of recovery is well-documented throughout his lengthy tenure in the field. I am thrilled that Dr. Prinz will be bringing his talents and experience to Insight’s multidisciplinary treatment team.”

Prior to joining the Insight medical team, Dr. Prinz served as Medical Director of the Eating Disorder Program and Anxiety Disorder Program at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward in Naperville, IL. As Director of the Eating Disorder Program for over 22 years, he provided leadership to a multidisciplinary medical treatment team and oversight for inpatient and outpatient levels of care, including Arabella House, a residential care center for eating disorder patients. Dr. Prinz also provided direct psychiatric care and medical management to adult and adolescent patients at Linden Oaks. Since 1994, he has delivered psychiatric care to patients and families struggling with behavioral health concerns in his private practice, Genesis Clinical Services.

Dr. Prinz is a dedicated advocate for behavioral health awareness and education among professionals and consumers alike. He is also a coauthor of The Anxious Brain (W. W. Norton & Co., 2007), a clinical guide describing brain structure and function and neurotransmitter activity in an effort to help psychoclinicians better understand, diagnose and effectively treat anxiety disorders. Dr. Prinz is also a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Prinz earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University of Chicago and his Doctor of Medicine at the Chicago Medical School. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago.