UF Living with Food Program (Gainesville, Florida)
The UF Living with Food Program (Gainesville) is located at: 8491 NW 39th Ave in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Richard Shriner | Education
B.A. Indiana University
Graduate Studies University of Notre Dame
M.A. University of Chicago
M.D. Indiana University
Residency in Psychiatry The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
Residency in Internal Medicine St. Francis Hospital, Hartford
Fellowship in Medical Psychiatry Brown University
Dr. Richard Shriner, Director of Eating Disorders and Obesity programs writes a monthly editorial for Gainesville Today Magazine:
Dr. Shriner is double boarded in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Prior to joining UF as a program director, he specialized in the management of medical disorders that affect psychiatric well being, including obesity, diabetes, and weight management issues. Dr. Shriner also served as President of UNIPHAYS, a consulting company specializing in disease-state mitigation strategies involving physician and nursing practices, insurance networks, and private industry consultation.
In addition to over 25 years of clinical experience as a medical psychiatrist, Dr. Shriner has direct experience as a hospital medical director overseeing JCAHO (Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) reviews, has been the chairman of a department of psychiatry, and has extensive experience in the education of nurses, medical students, residents, and fellows. Additionally, he has experience in physician leadership, ethics review and mentoring, executive committee planning and governance responsibilities, and experience in diverse medical administration training courses.
Dr. Shriner is the author of research articles, chapters in text books, and patient wellness tools and treatment decision trees on a wide variety of topics from obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, women’s issue medicine, eating disorders, food addiction, depression, anxiety, and other medical psychiatric sub-specialties.
Dr. Shriner is a graduate of Brown University. Prior to joining the University of Florida (UF) as the Psychiatrist in Chief of Vista Hospital, he dedicated his practice to the management of medical disorders that affect the psychiatric well being of patients. He specializes in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and weight management issues. As one of the few dual boarded internal medicine/psychiatry physicians in the state, Dr. Shriner has privileges in both psychiatry and internal medicine at UF.
Before coming to Gainesville, he worked extensively in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay Area coordinating the management of complex medical disorders by creating innovative patient-care programs and physician-care networks that involved surgery, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, and nursing. He has developed revolutionary patient education and communication tools. These tools give patients a greater understanding of their illness and teach them methods for taking positive control over the outcome of their own health and well being.
UF’s Department of Psychiatry understands that everyone struggling with obesity shares one problem: living with food. You need food to live. Yet people struggling with obesity have serious problems in how they live with their food: how they view it, consume it, and even how they might be addicted to it. Repeated failures at dieting can lead to despair and damage to one’s health. People struggling with obesity need special help. UF provides that help through a program called Living with Food.
Call 352.265.8500 for an appointment or for additional information
Springhill Health Center
8491 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606
UF College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry