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Aridia Vasquez, MD and RDN is an eating disorder specialist, intuitive eating expert and body image healer. She is the medical director of Renovatus which means Renovation from the inside out in Spanish. This is the first multidisciplinary program in the Dominican Republic for the treatment of eating disorders. Aridia has designed the first eating disorders workshop for primary care physicians in the Dominican Republic which includes a therapeutic dining room. She is also the host of the podcast “Alimento para el Alma” which means “Food for the Soul”.
We discuss topics including:
- The requirement to be a physician and a registered dietitian in the Dominican Republic
- The path to serve physicians on the education of eating disorders
- Mistakes that she has made as a physician
- The importance of having compassion, passion and empathy with the client