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Shawn M. Hamm, MD

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Dr. Shawn Hamm is the first fellowship-trained, addiction medicine boarded physician in the State of Tennessee.  His residency training was in family medicine (he also holds boards in family medicine), providing him with a strong background in physical health problems for patients of all ages.  He became dedicated to addiction medicine through seeing the impact of Substance/alcohol use disorder (SUD/AUD) on close friends, and from experiencing the positive impact that a skilled physician could have on patients with addiction. He has seen that the trajectory of a human life can be turned around as the person regains control of her/his life to become a positively contributing member of society.  Dr. Hamm is a skilled clinician and is dedicated to developing the most effective system of care for patients with SUD/AUD.   Dr. Hamm is Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, the only ACGME-accredited fellowship in addiction in the state, and co-Director of IAC’s collaborative Center-of-Excellence with Baptist Memorial Healthcare.  He is a cofounder of IAC.

Allen Kerie Gholston, LCSW

I am Allen Kerrie Gholston. I have been a social worker since 2001; I have been an LCSW since 2016; in 2017, I began pursuing a PhD I Psychology, Health Science. I am currently completing a dissertation that is focused on identifying gaps and disparities in healthcare outcomes of African American men that are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

My original interest in psychology began because I have an uncle with mental health needs. As a child, no one ever mentioned his diagnosis in our family—publicly or privately. Yet, we were all frightened of his unpredictable and violent outbursts. After I went to college, it became my quest to learn more about his unspoken illness. My uncle is no longer with us but, I have learned how to help individuals like him and also assist family members of individuals that have mental health concerns.

I am excited about helping people that are wanting to improve their lives. If they are willing to seek treatment, I am equally invested in offering assistance in meeting their healthcare needs.

Kathryn Reed, LMSW

Kathryn holds her master’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis, specializing in trauma, addiction, and adult and family therapy. She has experience working with substance use disorders including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and aftercare settings with adolescents and adults. She also has experience working with disordered eating, as well as the geriatric population in memory care, and with their caregivers.

Kathryn has been committed to serving those with substance use disorder through her own journey from addiction through the path to recovery.

She is currently a commissioner on the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program and serves as the Vice President of A Betor Way, a nonprofit in Memphis dedicated to serving those with addiction through harm reduction and providing resources for treatment options.

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole” –Rupi Kaur, milk and honey