Pathway Healthcare is leading the fight against the opioid crisis in Alabama and in other states, with an office-based addiction treatment network of 12 offices.
Andrew Turner, the chief operations officer for Pathway Healthcare, LLC, says treatment combines behavioral counseling with medication-assisted treatment, as well as wrap-around services.
“Our treatment standard is called MATPlus®,” said Turner. “It provides the best, evidence-based care for the long-term, chronic care needed for recovery.”
Pathway’s corporate headquarters moved from Dallas, Texas, to Birmingham in the summer of 2018.
Pathway accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Through the efforts of the legislation, Pathway Healthcare is working closely with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the State Health Officer to garner support for recent legislation.
“We care deeply about the addiction community and treat all types of addiction and mental health disorders,” said Turner.
With Alabama leading the nation in opioid prescriptions, Pathway’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brent Boyett, says his organization is taking action.
“Too many Alabama residents continue to suffer from substance use disorders simply because they do not have the means to access effective treatment,” said Dr. Boyett. “At Pathway, our goal is to provide care for as many patients as possible, and we believe this change in our insurance policy will help us achieve that.”
Pathway Healthcare specializes in treating substance use disorders. Patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction are a top priority for all of the specialists and counselors with Pathway.
Although the St. Vincent’s East location is not part of the hospital, it does serve as Pathway Healthcare’s national training facility for doctors, nurses, counselors and other staff.