After a nationwide search, Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers has chosen Teresa Jackson, MD, FASAM to serve as the organizations next Medical Director.
Dr. Jackson will be replacing former Medical Director Dr. Terry Rogers, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
“Dr. Jackson is everything we were hoping to find in our next medical leader. She is a someone with an unyielding belief in the ability of every patient to enter into recovery from addiction, a pervasive empathy for the pain that each patient has suffered, and she exudes warmth and hope.” said Lakeside Milam President JP Liddle, “She is a respected leader within the field of addiction medicine and her belief in the role of the physician in a patients journey to recovery will be vital to Lakeside Milam’s future.”
Meet Dr. Teresa Jackson
Dr. Jackson is a board-certified Addiction Medicine physician. Prior to joining Lakeside-Milam, she was the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for Evergreen Health. After receiving her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona, she completed a surgical residency and fellowship. She began her Addiction Medicine career in 2014 in Arizona and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Region VIII Director on the national ASAM Board of Directors.
“At Lakeside-Milam, I have found a place where I can provide low-barrier, compassionate care for patients with substance use disorders and to educate families and the community to remove stigma. We must love and support patients with substance use disorders. Punishment and shame do not heal,” said Dr. Jackson. “I’m excited to begin working with the staff at Lakeside-Milam to achieve these goals.”
Lakeside-Milam has provided effective, affordable alcohol and drug treatment in the Pacific Northwest since 1983. After helping over 100,000 people suffering from a substance use disorder, we are the largest addiction treatment facility in the PNW, with thousands of clean and sober alumni. Over 90% of those who have attended Lakeside-Milam would refer a friend or family member to us for treatment. We are proud to provide individualized care tailored to the needs of each person; our decades of experience make Lakeside-Milam uniquely equipped to identify the most effective treatment plan for each patient.