Ascension Eating Disorders Austin Texas Clinic Closes

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Our entire community was surprised by the closing of the adolescent medicine clinic at Dell Children’s in Austin Texas.

However, for some patients, Medicine In Motion is here to help.

Dr Pyron and our entire medical staff are trained to care for those with eating disorders.  We provide blind weights, subscribe to the Healthy At Every Size (HAES) philosophy and come up with individualized plans of care for patients who are seeking help for nutritional concerns, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, food avoidant, orthorexia, and those not yet defined.

We have close relations with ERC (Eating Recovery Center) and CFD (Center for Discover) and can help coordinate higher levels of care when needed.  We also work with numerous mental health professionals and dieticians in the outpatient setting and can coordinate care with outpatient teams. We can order labs and  DEXA scans when needed and will review the results and create a plan for recovery.

Services Previously Offered by Ascension

Food is meant to nourish and support your body. If the way you think about food has overpowered your life, hope for recovery may seem distant or even impossible. When you or a loved one struggles with an eating disorder, Ascension care teams can help support your journey toward physical, mental and emotional well-being.

You are more than your eating disorder. You’re an individual who needs someone to listen and understand what you’re going through. Ascension care teams are here for you.

Personalized support for eating disorders

We help you address the specific symptoms of eating disorders — like an obsessive preoccupation with food, a compulsion to exercise, extreme calorie restriction and a disoriented body perception – with the goal of helping you develop positive relationships with food. Ascension’s experienced care teams offer support for the full range of eating disorders, including:

  • Anorexia nervosa.
  • Bulimia.
  • Food addictions.
  • Binge eating disorder.

Due to popular demand, we are presently have no appointments available for new eating disorder patients. We are however, adding more staff to high demand, and more spaces will open up shortly. Please fill out the form below to register your interest.”

    Due to popular demand, we are presently have no appointments available for new eating disorder patients. We are however, adding more staff to high demand, and more spaces will open up shortly. Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

    Dr Martha Pyron
    Martha Pyron, MD
    Sports Medicine Specialist / Physician / Clinic Owner

    Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.


    Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!


    Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.


    Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!


    In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.