Dr. J. is Marya's doctor at Methodist Hospital. Before his work at Methodist Hospital, Dr. J was an army doctor. Dr. J. appears annoyed by the anorexic girls that he treats. Dr. J. does not like Marya nor does she like him. It is this doctor who is in charge of allowing day passes and outside walks as well as distributing medicine and overseeing caloric intake. At the point when the Methodist Hospital cannot handle Marya any longer, Dr. J. is one of the specialists who discuss the options with Marya's parents.