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Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group offers these services:


 
  • Diagnostic Assessment
    Before initiating treatment, a diagnostic assessment is essential to determine the exact treatment needs and to assure that outpatient treatment will be sufficient. We suggest that patients see their primary care physician prior to this to rule out and/or treat any medical issues.
    The diagnostic assessment is an interview, generally 75 minutes long, with the patient and family members as needed. Parental involvement is required for any patients under the age of 18.
     
  • Treatment Consultation
    Clinical consultation is available to individuals currently in treatment, provided permission is granted to speak with current clinical providers.
    Due to the chronic and serious nature of eating disorders, patients and professionals sometimes feel “stuck” and need another perspective. This type of consultation may require more than one session, to be determined by clinical need.
     
  • Individual Therapy
    Individual therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for eating disorders to promote insight regarding the contributing stressors, to provide support and structure while patients try to change these behaviors, and to build new coping skills and a strong personal identity.
     
  • Family Therapy
    Family therapy is useful to help family members to understand the complex issues that underlie eating disorders, to help promote recovery, and to deal with the emotional impact of this illness on the family. Especially with patients under the age of 18, family involvement is very important; with older patients, it if often useful as well. For adult patients, involvement of a significant other or family members is recommended as determined by the patient’s needs.
     
  • Nutritional Counseling
    Most people suffering from eating disorders need individual nutritional counseling in addition to psychotherapy. An initial assessment, generally an hour to an hour and a half long, identifies the individual’s nutrient and caloric needs and develops a progressive plan to restore adequate nutrition. The dietitian may refer patients to their primary care provider for lab work or other medical studies pending the individual’s food-related behaviors and degree of malnutrition. Follow-up sessions are scheduled as needed to help the patient progress toward goals and restore health. The dietitian and individual therapist collaborate on treatment goals. Patients who are in treatment with psychotherapists outside of Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group may obtain nutritional counseling. The patient must sign a release of information allowing the providers to share information and coordinate treatment.
     
  • Clinical Supervision
    Clinical supervision by Dr. Maine or Dr. Weinstein is available to clinicians on an individual basis. This can be a single session or an ongoing series of meetings, pending the clinician’s needs and the availability of our staff.
     
  • Consultation Services
    Consultation to schools, colleges, social service agencies, mental health or medical providers is available. This may focus on training staff to identify and treat eating disorders effectively, developing prevention and outreach programs, identifying high risk populations (such as athletes) and creating policies that are sensitive and responsive to people with eating disorders.
     
  • Practice Consultations
    Utilizing his health care focused business school training, Dr. Weinstein developed the business structure of the Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, LLC. Dr. Weinstein provides consultation for professionals who are at all stages of practice development, from initial planning to the evaluation of ongoing procedures. His experience with both the clinical and business sides of practice can provide a unique and beneficial service to other professionals trying to survive in this complex health care arena.
     
  • Fees
    All professional fees are due at the time the service is provided. Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) and debit cards are accepted. Many patients receive reimbursement from their insurance company or HMO, by submitting bills to their carrier. We recommend that you call your carrier/company to determine if your policy includes “out of network” or “preferred provider” benefits and to determine what ongoing clinical documentation is needed. Call for our fee schedule.
     

 


 



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