We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Richard DeFranco, an addiction medicine specialist, will be joining Signature Health in the role of clinician and Director of Addiction Medicine. Dr. DeFranco, a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed a fellowship in addiction medicine at University Hospitals in 2007. He has worked in the community as an addiction specialist since that time, most recently at Community Action Against Addiction (CAAA) in Cleveland. Dr. DeFranco has experience in treating pregnant women with addiction, in addition to providing group therapy.
Dr. Franco will be with us 4 days (32 hours) per week: Mondays in Willoughby, Tuesdays and Fridays in Garfield Heights, and Thursdays in Ashtabula. In addition to seeing patients, he will be providing guidance and leadership to our MAT Program and addiction treatment services. He will be completing orientation the week of Nov 14 before transitioning into his new role. For those involved in the MAT Program who will be attending this Friday's workshop, you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. DeFranco.
We are looking forward to working with Dr. Franco to build and advance our addiction program.