Staff Spotlight: Tony Kalscheur, Physician Assistant
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of Tony joining The Emily Program’s treatment team in St. Paul, MN. Because his career has centered on the treatment of eating disorders and addiction, joining The Emily Program was a natural fit.
On any given day, Tony can be found partnering with clients to assess and treat the medical complications that can arise from eating disorders. He appreciates working with clients to improve their physical well-being and witnessing as they recover from their eating disorder.
“It is very gratifying to have clients feel so much better at the completion of their treatment,” he said. “The most rewarding part of my job is when I see clients enjoying the positive health outcomes of the hard work they have done to change and heal.”
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s physician assistant program with a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. Today, he is a certified physician assistant.
Learn more about Tony and why we think he stands out!
TEP: What’s the most common concern you hear from clients?
Tony: Many clients have concerns about how their eating disorder has affected their physical health. Thankfully, most medical complications of eating disorders improve with recovery. That is one of the many reasons why treatment is so important.
TEP: What have clients taught you about food and eating?
Tony: Every client I meet is unique and special. I’m honored to learn and share their life story. What clients have taught me is that their story is much deeper than food and eating. When food and eating are no longer the focus, clients are empowered to write a new story.
TEP: What’s your favorite activity on your days off?
Tony: I enjoy hiking at the many beautiful Minnesota state parks.