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Dr. Hefter's Experience

Dr. Hefter'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 Medicine
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Hefter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hefter "The Life Group serves residents throughout the state of Alabama, including the communities of Birmingham, Decatur, and Anniston. Dr. Steven Hefter has over 30 years of experience. As a graduate of St. George's University of Medicine, the doctor specialized in medication-based treatment options for opioid addiction. With medication-based treatment options, patients gain their recovery without having to experience the side effects of withdrawal and behavioral inconsistencies. At The Life Group, Dr. Hefter and his staff have developed recovery programs based on specific medications such as Suboxone, buprenorphine, and Zubsolv. With these addiction medications, the doctor can create individualized treatment plans for each patient. The plan will revolve around the person's degree of addiction, the type of drug they are addicted to, and any other health concerns that may affect her recovery. By using medications to help patients break their addictions, they are able to regain a sense of self and have better control over the decisions they make while they are being treated."


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3  Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hefter does not have any board certifications listed.

10  Conditions Treated

  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Dependence
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance Withdrawal Delirium
  • Withdrawal Delirium

6  Procedures

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Suboxone® Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

3 Sanctions
  • Unknown (4/12/2018)
    Action Taken: Voluntary Surrender
    Summary: Hefter, Steven Bruce MD: License # MD.25137: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners accepted the physician's VOLUNTARY SURRENDER.
    State: Alabama
  • Unknown (3/6/2018)
    Action Taken: Summary Suspension
    Summary: Hefter, Steven Bruce MD: License # MD.25137: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Alabama Medical Licensure Commission issued an Order Temporarily Suspending License and Setting Hearing.
    State: Alabama
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (11/15/2004)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Dr Steven Bruce Hefter; License # 15620

    Nature of Complaint:

    The Physician has been charged with:

    1. Failure to keep written records justifying the course of treatment
    2. Unprofessional, unethical and dishonorable conduct
    3. Making a deceptive, untrue representation in the practice of medicine
    4. Failing to practice medicine with that level of care, skill and treatment which is recognized by a reasonable, prudent physician.

    Action Taken:

    The Physician's license to practice medicine in West Virginia has been Revoked.

    The Physician is also ordered to pay all court costs.

    State: West Virginia
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Wisconsin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • George Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Wayne St University AFL Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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