Dr. Maria D. Encarnacion, MD

Dr. Maria D. Encarnacion, MD

Addiction Psychiatry | Female | 69 years old

Dr. Encarnacion began working in the medical field in 1984 as an Emergency Room physician in Smithtown, NY. Her affinity for addiction medicine began during these early years as a consultant physician for a substance abuse clinic in Suffolk County, NY. After moving to Virginia with her family in 1991 she worked with many populations from her own private practice as a family physician; Medical Director of a nursing home; and as Staff Physician at the Student Health Center at the University of Virginia Tech. Dr Maria has been Medical Director of the Life Center of Galax, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility in Southwest Virginia, since 1993. She has shared her knowledge and experiences with her staff, her patients and with communities in an effort to broaden education about the disease of addiction. She is also Board Certified in Acupuncture Medicine.Read more

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Dr. Encarnacion began working in the medical field in 1984 as an Emergency Room physician in Smithtown, NY. Her affinity for addiction medicine began during these early years as a consultant physician for a substance abuse clinic in Suffolk County, NY. After moving to Virginia with her family in 1991 she worked with many populations from her own private practice as a family physician; Medical Director of a nursing home; and as Staff Physician at the Student Health Center at the University of Virginia Tech. Dr Maria has been Medical Director of the Life Center of Galax, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility in Southwest Virginia, since 1993. She has shared her knowledge and experiences with her staff, her patients and with communities in an effort to broaden education about the disease of addiction. She is also Board Certified in Acupuncture Medicine.

Dr. Encarnacion's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Encarnacion has received 1 sanction

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    • Unprofessional Conduct (2/9/2015)
    • Action Taken: Consent Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Virginia
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    Dr. Encarnacion has 2 board actions

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    • Unprofessional Conduct (7/23/2015)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Virginia
    • Disciplinary action in another state (6/11/2013)
    • Action Taken: Other
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    • State: New York
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Conditions Treated

  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse
  • Codeine Withdrawal
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Methamphetamine Withdrawal
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Vicodin Withdrawal
  • Xanax Withdrawal

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad De Sevilla, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Southside Hospital

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Addiction Treatment