My "official bio" is listed below. Here are some facts that you may not find in my bio. I am a mother of three sons. I have experienced many of the problems that I work with my clients to resolve in my own family. In my family, I have dealt with drug abuse, depression and trauma. What I learned in medical school turned out to be a very small part of my overall education as a physician. The rest, my patients taught me. Through my fellowship in integrative medicine and through unique interactions with patients who had self-healing experiences, I learned what it meant to be a healer. My passion for my work as an integrative medicine specialist who treats eating disorders, addictions and obesity as well as other mental health issues comes from my personal experiences and my desire to help others who are going through similar situations. I believe that illness is a call to action and should be answered not by one's intellect but through listening to the still, small voice that lives in each of us.
Now the "official bio:"
Dr. Carolyn Ross completed medical school at the University of Michigan, did a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University and completed a two year fellowship at Dr. Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and also in Addiction Medicine. She was the Chief of the Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson. Dr. Ross has consulted with treatment centers around the country including: The Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN and Harmony Foundation in Colorado. She has been in private practice treating addictions and eating disorders in both Denver, CO and San Diego, CA. She has specialized in treating people with opiate use disorder including medication assisted treatment. She is also the author of 5 books. Her most recent book is "The Food Addiction Workbook." She has also written books about Emotional Eating and Binge Eating / Compulsive Overeating. Dr. Ross is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction. Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program - a telemedicine / online program offering group and individual treatment for people with binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating and food addiction.