Noel Ales, DO
Noel Ales, DO, is Staff Physician for Esperanza. She meets with all adult and adolescent partial hospitalization patients on a weekly basis to monitor medical progress. Dr Ales graduated Purdue University Magna Cum Laude, then earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University. She spent the next six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, completing her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency and a Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology, then practiced at BAMC for four years before spending nine years in a civilian practice in San Antonio.
“Eating disorder patients are unique. Their disorders are complex with a deep mind and body connection. I am committed and passionate about helping Esperanza patients heal both physically and emotionally,” Ales said.
“As a physician, it is rewarding to be able to treat the whole person. It also requires that I work closely with the Esperanza team to treat these patients most effectively. The team approach creates a unique bond with patients and caretakers that is enriching and motivating. Care, compassion, and deep connections are the reasons I went into medicine. Working with eating disorder patients allows me to practice medicine with those priorities.”
Dr Ales actively collaborates with medical and mental health professionals in the community to provide continuity of care for her patients. She enjoys working with the entire team of providers and watching patients grow into the people they were meant to be. There is nothing more rewarding for her than helping another person become healthy.