Dr. Sterling has been practicing medicine for thirty years. In addition to his board certification in Addiction Medicine, he was residency trained in Family Practice, ran several ambulatory care centers and practiced Occupational Medicine for thirteen years.
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Dr. Sterling's Care Philosophy
As an Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Sterling offers his patients a broad range of competencies. His training and experience foster an approach to addiction recovery that is both holistic and empathetic. Addiction is not just a disease of "substance abuse" but one of conditioned memory which takes the act of drug and alcohol use and associates it with the normal daily activities of associated behaviors. These associated behaviors become the basis for the triggers that so often start round after round of relapse. Dr. Sterling offers a variety of methods for the treatment of substance use disorders, all of which are evidence-based. The treatments involve medication assisted therapy, cognitive, and motivational, behavioral therapies as well as mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Group treatments and individual therapies are offered and prescribed, and 12 step programs are strongly promoted.
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Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sterling to family and friends is 5 out of 5