Dr. Peter Coleman Voted Top Addiction Specialist in Richmond
RICHMOND, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Dr. Peter Coleman, the National Medical Director of The Coleman Institute, was voted top addiction medicine specialist in Richmond Magazine’s 2014 “Top Doctors” survey.
The Richmond Magazine survey asks local physicians to recommend doctors in 82 categories, ranging from neurology, to pediatrics, and to addiction. Dr. Coleman received the most amount of votes in the Addiction Medicine category.
“I consider it an honor,” Dr. Coleman said when asked about the nomination. “I have dedicated my life to helping patients with addiction to start on the road to recovery. It means a lot to be recognized by my peers.”
Dr. Coleman, who overcame his addiction problems in 1984, founded The Coleman Institute in 1998. He has since helped thousands of patients achieve long-term sobriety. While he is proud of these achievements, Dr. Coleman says he is also focusing his attention on not only treating addiction, but also helping to prevent it.
“I treat patients every day who are struggling with opiate addiction. I want to prevent people from ever getting to that stage. If we can educate teenagers on the dangers of these drugs, we will hopefully see a lot less addictions in the future,” Dr. Coleman said.
To achieve this, Dr. Coleman is in the process of launching a non-profit initiative under the banner of “I Wish I Never Started” (IWINS). The initiative will provide information and resources to young adults, parents and community leaders in order to educate the public on the highly addictive nature of opiates, like heroin and prescription pain medicine, such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. The IWINS initiative is expected to formally launch early this summer.
About The Coleman Institute
Since 1998, The Coleman Institute has been helping patients with addiction on their road to recovery. The Coleman Institute, under the direction of Dr. Peter Coleman, has developed a suite of unique programs that help people detoxify and stabilize from the effects of opiates (heroin, methadone, OxyContin, etc.), alcohol and benzodiazepines. These revolutionary techniques have achieved remarkable results with a successful completion rate of more than 98%. For more information, including the network of offices across the United States, visit www.thecolemaninstitute.com.
Media Contact: Gene Wilson, EVP/COO, The Coleman Institute, 804-353-1230 ext.312, firstname.lastname@example.org
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