The Providers


The Providers

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series.




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About the Film:

WXXI's Indie Lens Pop-Up series presents this film that looks at three rural healthcare providers who try to make a difference in the lives of their patients against overwhelming odds.

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare. Join WXXI on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre when its Indie Pop Up series presents The Providers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that includes Dr. Mary Tantillo, a Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Richard Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAED,  founding Director of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program.

More about the panelists:

Dr. Mary Tantillo is a fellow and previous board member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She served as chairperson for the AED Credentialing Task Force and as co-chairperson for the AED Patient/Carer Committee and was awarded the Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy by the AED in 2010. She has special clinical and research interests in the areas of prevention, women's mental health, group treatment, and family-based treatment for eating disorders.  Over the past 10 years she partnered with patients and families to develop a new and innovative relationally and motivationally-informed multifamlly therapy group approach to treating Anorexia Nervosa in young adults called “Reconnecting for Recovery.” Dr. Tantillo is currently engaged in a research study funded by a grant from the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation to pilot this intervention and refine its present treatment manual.

Richard Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAED is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, as well as a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. His professional focus for the last 30 years has been on pediatric eating disorders, having published numerous research studies, articles, book chapters, position papers and reviews on the topic. Dr. Kreipe is a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association regarding diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in young people, and is a past-President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He is the founding Medical Director of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, which forms a coordinated, integrated network of care across the full range of services and settings required for the treatment of eating disorders. In addition, Dr. Kreipe devotes much time to in-person and web-based continuing education of professionals to encourage earlier recognition and treatment of eating disorders, as well as community-based prevention efforts.

About Indie Lens Pop Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Presented by ITVS.  Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts