It is hard for some to have a positive self image in today’s world. There is pressure all over to look a certain way. Having had an eating disorder myself, I understand the struggle that several patients have. While working on my recovery I found hope and serenity that I would like to share with my patients.
My name is Kim Waters and I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. I received my Bachelors of Science from Union College and my Masters of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. I am currently working on my post graduate certificate in eating disorders. I plan to increase eating disorder awareness and work on prevention strategies.
I want to provide care for those who may have walked in my shoes. I practice a holistic approach and assess patients as a whole keeping in mind both mental and physical aspects. A non-pharmacological approach is the first step, however pharmacological options are welcome. Genetic testing is offered in order to improve medication treatment outcomes. Patients will be referred to specific eating disorder therapists as therapy plays an important role. My level of compassion with my patients is very high as we share something sensitive. With my personal experience, compassion and expertise, I believe my patients will feel right at home.
I am married to my amazing husband Dan, and I have the most wonderful 12 year old daughter. I love to fish, spend time outside with nature, and spend quality family time together. I cherish the patients I work with and they are just as big a part of my journey as I am of theirs.
Help me create Hope for someone struggling with an eating disorder.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 402-419-3553.
Hope Health Care Services
I practice a holistic approach and assess patients as a whole keeping in mind both mental and physical aspects. A non-pharmacological approach is the first step, however pharmacological options are welcome. Genetic testing is offered in order to improve medication treatment outcomes.
*Physical Assessments - Eating disorders can affect all systems of your body. A physical exam is an essential part of the journey
Mental Health Assessments - Physical health and mental health need to be integrated
(Kim Waters is not a psychiatrist but as a family nurse practitioner it is under her scope of practice, and was included in her professional training to treat mental and physical health.)
*Lab Work - Eating Disorders can disrupt a person's blood chemistry so lab work is an essential part of the journey
*Medication Management - We will discuss if medications are right for you. Patients will complete genetic testing to improve treatment outcomes
*Genetic Testing - This test is performed to help improve treatment outcomes. Done in the office, and have the results in 3 days.
*Referral to eating disorder therapists - After your first visit I will refer you to a trusted therapist that I feel best suits you. As well as a Registered Dietician with experience in eating disorders.
A tree is a symbol of antiquity and immense strength. A tree also symbolizes recovery from an illness, ambition of wishes fulfilled, blessings of nature, good fortune, stability, shelter and security.
NEDA is so honored to work with Kesha to raise awareness about eating disorders and help get everyone screened.
Eating disorders, such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia, are serious illnesses that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding food, exercise, and body image. Contrary to common stereotypes, eating disorders affect all kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, sexuality, or background. In fact, 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
But despite the staggering number of people affected and the reality that they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, eating disorders often live in the shadows and most people don’t get the help they deserve.
Warning Signs & Symptoms
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Get the Facts about Eating Disorders
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