Medical Director Appointed to Board of Medical Licensure

Addiction Recovery Care | Oct 26, 2016

Addiction Recovery Care Medical Director, Dr. Michael FletcherWe’re excited to share that Addiction Recovery Care’s medical director, Dr. Michael Fletcher, was recently appointed to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. The Board is composed of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor.

“I feel honored Governor Bevin appointed me and look forward to serving Kentucky in this new capacity,” says Dr. Fletcher, who also serves as the president-elect of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine.

He will serve a four-year term and bring to the table over 20 years of experience as a private practice physician. He is Board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Fletcher believes addiction treatment requires an integrated approach. Combining medication, counseling, and a faith-based setting, Dr. Fletcher’s care addresses the whole person—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

He is a channel of hope to individuals and families seeking help: “I really feel like this is not a hopeless situation for individuals, or for our city, or the nation. Care is available. Therapy does work. Power of prayer works as well.”

Dr. Fletcher received an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. After completing an internship at The Florida Hospital in Orlando and a postgraduate Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, he then finished a Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Florida's Shands Hospital. Dr. Fletcher serves as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon in the 123rd Airlift Wing of the KY Air National Guard.

About the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

The Board is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiating appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Medical Practice Act occur. In addition, the Board regulates the practice of Physician Assistants, Surgical Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Acupuncturists in the Commonwealth.

Addiction Recovery Care, LLC (ARC) operates a network of state-licensed residential and outpatient drug & alcohol abuse treatment centers in Kentucky. The network includes seven residential treatment centers including; a women’s center in Northeast Kentucky near Ashland, a women’s center in Southeast Kentucky near London, a women’s center in Southeast Kentucky near Harlan, a center for pregnant women in Northeast Kentucky, a men’s center in Northeast Kentucky near Morehead, a men’s center in Northeast Kentucky near Ashland, and a men’s residential center in Southeast Kentucky near Somerset, Kentucky. Current capacity in the residential centers is 112 beds. In addition to our Residential Program, ARC operates outpatient treatment centers that offer intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. In four years, ARC has grown, providing Eastern, Central and Northern Kentucky with seven residential facilities and five outpatient centers offering healing for those who wish to break free from their addiction. Central to ARC’s expansion is a company focus on building on our strengths and successes that will allow us to replicate the most effective treatment centers. The company is positioned in Kentucky to expand treatment centers to meet Kentucky’s substance abuse treatment needs as access expands for Medicaid and commercially insured patients.

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