National Director of Medical Services
With over 18 years as a PA, I have extensive experience in family practice, addiction, and pain management and rehabilitation. Also, I’m experienced in clinical research trials for opioid-induced constipation. I completed my studies in New York City at St John’s University and Touro College. Here in Florida, I am a Florida Academy of PAs and Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association member. While managing the medical services offered by our centers, I am also one of the providers working with the medical director and our other providers to take care of our patients. I collaborate with our therapists to ensure that our patients are taken care of physically and mentally. My goal is to extend this much-needed care to our communities and our veterans as an army officer.
My favorite quote is: “You never know how strong you are until you have no choice but to be strong”.
National Clinical Director
Mark A. Hernandez, MD
M.D – Medical Director
Another member of our addiction treatment staff is Mark A. Hernandez, MD. Dr. Hernandez is the Psychiatrist for Wellness Counseling and Residential Detoxification. Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Instituto Technologico De Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic in 1989, at the age of 24. After passing medical exams he completed his residency program in Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in 2002, and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry from 2001 to 2002.
Soon after graduation Dr. Hernandez had three different private practices and gained much experience in diagnosing and treating adults and geriatrics with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, psychotic disorders, and other psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Hernandez has also worked in various substance abuse programs as Medical Director developing much experience in dual diagnosing and the treatment of clients with related disorders, including detoxification treatment for multiple substances.
Dr. Hernandez vast experience in the field of psychiatry includes the upper management and supervision of medical staff, as well as direct supervision of other clinical personnel including, ARNPSs, PAs, and RNs.
Dr. Braulio Mariano-Mejia
Internal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Braulio Mariano-Mejia is an Internal Medicine Specialist with a Sub-specialty in Addiction Medicine from the University of Florida (Department of Psychiatry). He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine (ABPM) and Internal Medicine (ABIM). He graduated from medical school in 2007, having more than 12 years of diverse experiences especially within the Addiction Medicine field in the inpatient and outpatient setting.