An expert on eating disorders has joined the University of Florida to develop a program from scratch to treat this illness that affects more than 10 million women and 1 million men. Doctor Kevin Wandler has worked exclusively with eating disorder patients for the past 16 years. Now as Chief of Eating Disorders at the University of Florida, he will run a program that he says will be very beneficial to not only to the Gainesville community, but the state of Florida. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck spoke with Dr. Wandler who explains this is a program that the University saw as necessary to establish.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WANDLERQA.mp3]
Construction of the two new UF Health Shands hospitals is ahead of schedule. The twin hospitals will bring more specialization in heart and cardiovascular diseases and neuromedicine units.