NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pathway Healthcare (www.pathwayhealthcare.com), a leading provider of office-based medical and behavioral treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and dependency, has opened a new Pathway Healthcare office in Springfield, TN located at 810 Hill Street. Pathway Healthcare specializes in treating opioid use disorder, alcohol dependency, and other drug use disorders through a proprietary care model, known as MAT Plus®, which combines medication assisted treatment with behavioral counseling.
Dr. Robert Shearer is the Medical Director for the Nashville office. A board-certified addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Shearer also practices obstetrics and gynecology and is on the Tennessee Buprenorphine Treatment and Guidelines Committee. He has been treating addiction in the Nashville, TN area for the last four years and has practiced medicine in the state for almost 40 years.
“I am delighted at the opportunity to join Pathway Healthcare as Medical Director in Nashville,” said Dr. Shearer. “Pathway offers unrivaled substance use disorder treatments, and provides patients with access to optimal recovery options. I am honored to join the team.”
Twenty-one million Americans suffer from some form of alcohol or substance use disorder. In 2016, 42,200 Americans died from opioid-related drug overdoses. Tennessee had 4,535 reported drug overdose deaths from 2012-2016 and more than 6.8 million individuals were prescribed opioids in 2017.
“We are pleased to expand into the Nashville area, continuing our mission to provide increased access to addiction treatment for people across the country,” said Scott Olson, CEO of Pathway Healthcare. “With more than 40 years of experience practicing medicine in Tennessee, Dr. Shearer will bring a unique expertise to this new office.”
This will be Pathway Healthcare’s second treatment center in Tennessee, with the first being located in Jackson. Pathway also has locations in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. Pathway Healthcare believes that a combination of medication and counseling is the best way to bring about recovery in patients suffering from substance use disorders.
About Pathway Healthcare
Pathway Healthcare, LLC is a team of specialists committed to helping patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and dependency. Pathway’s proprietary MAT Plus® program combines medication assisted treatment and behavioral counseling in a professional and convenient office based outpatient setting. Learn more at www.pathwayhealthcare.com.