OUR STAFF

Our clinical care team is comprised of some of the very best professionals in the fields of addiction, neurology, cardiology, stem cell regenerative medicine, pain management, sports medicine, sleep, general medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, nutrition, culinary arts, holistic and eastern exercises.

The Clinical Team are all fully licensed and certified. Each staff member has chosen Pure Recovery California because of our commitment to the highest possible quality of care, our broad range of treatments, our holistic approach and our passion about healing. The PRCA Advisory Board, which is affiliated with major teaching institutions allows us access to the latest and most innovative treatments.

Our intensive diagnostic evaluations identify specific diagnoses and cover a broad range of complexities and problems. Staff Ratio (Residential): Therapists to clients: 3:6 Day/Evening Counselors to clients: 1:3 Overnight Counselors to clients: 1:6 Number of days per week when program is fully staffed: 7 Professional Staffing: 24/7

VERNON B. WILLIAMS MD
Medical Consultant

Dr. Vernon B. Williams graduated from the Inteflex Accelerated Pre-Medical/Medical program at the University of Michigan in 1992. He then completed neurology residency at The University of Maryland in Baltimore. After residency he completed a multidisciplinary, interventional pain fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (Division of Pain Medicine) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified by the American Association of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Williams joined the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles in 1997. At Kerlan-Jobe, he is a consulting Team Neurologist for the Los Angeles Rams, Dodgers, Kings, Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and several southern California collegiate, high- school, and elite club athletic programs. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe and Founding Director of its Sports Neurology Fellowship. Dr. Williams is an active educator on issues related to Sports Neurology and Concussion. He is the current Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section and in 2015 was appointed by Governor Brown to the California State Athletic Commission. Dr. Williams was the Medical Director for Concussion at the 2015 Special Olympics Games. He often serves as an expert consultant on Pain and Sports Neurologic Disorders to major television networks, radio, satellite, and print media.

PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

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  • DR. MATTHEW PIFER, M.D., M.S.
  • DEBORAH WHITNEY
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • DR. ATMAN REYES, M.D.
  • DR. MEGAN MESCHER-COX, D.O.
  • DR. ARASH VAHDAT, M.D.

CLINICAL THERAPIST TEAM

CLINICAL THERAPIST TEAM

  • DR. RICHARD A.M. POWELL NMD, PSYD, PHD, APH, CAC, BCN​
  • AUDREY SLAUGH, LMFT
  • PILAR SUMALPONG, PH.D.
  • GINA COLE, MFT
  • DANA KLINE, DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
  • GEORGE CALASA, MA, APCC

ADVANCED NEUROSCIENCE STAFF

ADVANCED NEUROLOGY STAFF

  • JAYNE RUTLEDGE
  • REBECCA BASSHAM

CONSULTANTS

CONSULTANTS

  • BEHZAD OURMAZDI, MD, DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
  • LUCAS KOBERDA, MD, PHD, CONSULTANT
  • JUDY HO, PH.D.

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