Provider type: Physicians & APNs
Serving: Adult, Geriatric
Tommie Richardson is a board-certified Addiction Medicine Physician at Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals. Dr. Richardson is a physician specializing in addiction medicine, recovery and psychopharmacology. Dr. Richardson has over thirty years of experience in identifying, diagnosing and treating chemical dependence and psychiatric illness. Dr. Richardson currently has his private practice at the Smyrna office of Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals as well as provides medical services at the Day Hospital at Ridgeview Institute. Dr. Richardson also works at Tangu, Inc., a private counseling and therapy service center and is the Medical Director for Accelerated Recovery Centers, an alcohol treatment facility. He uses his many years of expertise and vast knowledge of pharmacology to provide a comprehensive approach and best treatment plan for the individual patient. He treats all kinds of addictions, including alcohol and drugs. Dr. Richardson has a special interest with ambulatory detoxification, rehabilitation, stabilization of alcohol opioids, benzodiazepines acute intervention and long-term therapies. Richardson is certified to prescribe patients Suboxone and Subutex.
Dr. Richardson received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. His Medicine Internship was with the City of Memphis Hospital and his Family Practice Residency was with Howard University Hospital.
American Society of Addiction Medicine, Certified Addictionologist, 1991
Georgia Addiction Counselors Association, Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I, May 1993
American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders, 1996
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Certified 2009
Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) Certified (MRO)
Dr. Richardson was a recipient of the Verstandig award for his medical class, at the University of Tennessee treating clinicians for the NBA and NBA players Association. Dr. Richardson also serves as a consultant to the NBA, he spent 12 years as a treating clinician for the NFL's programs for substance abuse."