Punyamurtula Kishore MD , Medical Director .
June 15, 2009
-- Malden Medical Practice provides a full range of treatments for people with substance abuse problems, and does so without the use of further addictive pharmaceuticals . The clinic does not prescribe methadone or suboxone.
Malden Medical Practice is part of the Preventive Medicine Associates network, which includes 25 clinics across Massachusetts owned by Dr. Kishore, a well-known specialist in addiction treatment. Each clinic includes licensed addiction counselors, specialized registered nurses and physicians who are trained in the "sobriety maintenance"
For more information, call 781-324-1200
Diane Barton , Malden Medical Practice .
Punyamurtula Kishore Punyamurtula S. Kishore is the Medical Director of Preventive Medicine Associates (Brookline, Massachusetts)
. Kishore has been a practicing public health scientist for over 30 years. He began his medical career as a primary care/family practice physician and then moved into a position as the Medical Director of the Washingtonian Center for Addictions, the first organization in the U.S. to recognize addiction as a disease. Their philosophy was an early precursor to the AA or 12-step program movement. Kishore has been a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1986 and has helped treat more than 140,000 addicts.At Preventive Medicine Associates Kishore treats addictions with his ‘sobriety maintenance’
method. This unique health model stresses the prescription of non-toxic substances, provides patients with coping skills they need to remain sober and tailors treatment to specific medical conditions. Kishore also administers “de-addiction”
treatment, a process that treats emotional addiction as well as the physical addiction. Patients have access to home detoxification, an inexpensive and more effective option to in-patient care which allows them to maintain their dignity while learning how to cope with the temptations found in their own environments.In 1993 Kishore founded National Library of Addictions in Brookline, Massachusetts. To support work in addictions treatment, the Library is designed to provide a non-profit structure for addiction professionals to exchange ideas and to further the development of treatment methodologies.He was honored by the Boston Celtics with a "Heroes Among Us" award, given to those who make a significant impact on the lives of others. Kishore is also the recipient of a national Compassionate Caregiver Award, Honorable Mention, from the Schwartz Foundation.Kishore served as a faculty member of Harvard and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. He holds his Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to Certificates in Addiction Studies and Forensic Psychology from Bridgewater State College .
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Our mission :
Caring for people with drug and alcohol addictions at
home or in another appropriate supportive,
caring environment –
with respect, dignity and individualized treatment plans
in order to maintain sober, healthy lives.