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Expert MAT Doctors And Professional Care For Your Wellness Needs

Kenneth Palestrant

Dr. Palestrant has been a fixture in our community for over 25 years, initially as medical director of the emergency department at St Lucie Medical Center and then the founder and CEO of Physicians Immediate Care, operating five urgent care centers throughout St Lucie and Martin Counties, seeing up to 60,000 patients yearly.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to help people in our community.” Pinnacle Wellness Group is a great organization providing a much-needed service. If we can save one life. Our work here has been worthwhile.
Medication-assisted treatment Dr. Randy Stigliano

Randy Stigliano

Dr. Randy Stigliano is board certified in addiction and family practice. He has worked with MAT for 20+ years in Pennsylvania and is new to our area.
Kerri Varney of Pinnacle Wellness Group

Kerri Varney

Being a part of Pinnacle is such a passion to me. In my career, I have witnessed how the struggle with opiate dependence has destroyed careers and lives. It was no fault of their own. They were injured and prescribed pills that had catastrophic psychological and physical effects, which changed the course of their lives. This experience opened my eyes and I learned that people make mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance at living a quality life. I realized that I wanted to be a part of this change!

I want to be someone who not only helps individuals overcome their opiate dependence but also changes the narrative and stigma associated with addiction and recovery. So, when Dr. Palestrant approached me with the idea of joining his team at Pinnacle Wellness Group, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I know we can provide the help and resources that other clinics in my career couldn’t provide and I don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Mark Polsky of Pinnacle Wellness Group

Mark Polsky

Dr. Polsky is board certified in emergency medicine and has been on staff at multiple hospitals in St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties. He is a long-time resident of Martin County. He is currently involved in treating veterans. Special interests include toxicology and addiction medicine. He has seen up close the tragic outcomes resulting from the opioid epidemic. Dr. Polsky is looking forward to helping people regain their lives through his work at Pinnacle Wellness Group.

Joe Holbrook

Joe Holbrook is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been providing healthcare in the St. Lucie County area for over 17 years. He is a certified suboxone/buprenorphine treatment clinician and has experience in primary care, urgent care, home healthcare and emergency medicine. His interests are fishing, Scuba diving, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family. Joe says, ” Opiate use disorder has disrupted many lives, families & communities, I look forward to using my medical training to help restore people’s lives.”
James Autin is a medication-assisted treatment professional

James L. Autin

Having been a practicing Surgeon on the Treasure Coast since 1984, Dr. Jimmy has integrated Addiction Medicine into his practice since 2008. Board Certified by the ABPM/Addiction Medicine, he specializes in outpatient detox from alcohol/drug/ and behavioral addictions, as well as long-term opiate Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

“At Pinnacle, we have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of patients remove themselves from life threatening existences… and guide them, over time, to maintain healthy and productive lives”.
Stephanie Sammons is a counselor and the founder of Rise Counseling Treasure Coast working with Pinnacle Wellness Group

Stephanie Sammons

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Master’s-Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with over 20 years of experience in individual, relationship, family, and group counseling. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Addiction and Recovery from Liberty University in Virginia.

I am not just a professional counselor…I’m a human being! And I believe that each person is unique and important. My promise to anyone I counsel is that I will treat you like a person, not just a client.

Lisa Parker

I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience. Treating patients with opiate use disorder is extremely rewarding. As patients begin to physically stabilize on medication assisted therapy, they are able to continue on their journey of healing from this chronic complex disease of addiction.

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