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GARY D. CARR, M.D., FAAFP, DFASAM Diplomate ABAM

 

Gary D. Carr, MD is the CEO and Medical Director of Live Oaks Addiction Professionals, Inc. In addition, Dr Carr is Medical Director of Stonewater Recovery Center in Oxford, MS; an adolescent male residential facility. He is an Addiction Consultant for Clearview Recovery Center in Hattiesburg, MS as well as Medical Director of the Professionals Health Network – An organization envisioned and developed by Dr Carr available to assist Mississippi licensed healthcare professionals who struggle with Addiction and/or Psychiatric Illness. He is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) where he was a lead author of that organizations Public Policies regarding licensed professionals with potentially impairing illness. Dr Carr was also a lead author of the Federation of State Professionals Health Programs (FSPHP) Guidelines as well as a lead author for the Federation of State Medical Board’s (FSMB) policies on Impaired Physicians and Professional Sexual Misconduct.

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“The prism through which we will ultimate view addiction – a Chronic Brain Disease - is only now being built.”

Gary D. Carr, MD

Dr. Carr is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and trained in Family Medicine at the Anniston Family Practice Residency Program in Anniston, Alabama. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Carr has served as Medical Director of the Mississippi Professionals Health Program, the Professionals Health Network, and the Washington State Physician Health Program.

Dr. Carr speaks nationally and internationally on Adult and Adolescent Addiction, Healthcare Professionals with potentially impairing illness and related topics. He has addressed such groups as the Southern Medical Association, the Citizens Advocacy Committee in Washington, D.C., the American Society of Addictive Medicine (ASAM), the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) in Reykjavik, Iceland and the AMA/BMA/CMA International Conference on Physician Health in London, England.

Dr. Carr is a member of the state and national chapters of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Carr worked with the Federation of State Physician Health Programs to develop guidelines for the 46 member states He is Past-Chair of the ASAM Physician Health Committee and was a principle author of the current twelve ASAM Public Polices of Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals with Potentially Impairing Illness. Dr. Carr is a Past-President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.


  • Provides Expert Legal Testimony in matters involving Additive Illness

  • Provides Audits to Physician and Professionals Health Programs (PHPs) nationally

  • Serves as an Addiction Consultant to PHPs, Treatment Centers, Medical Schools, Medical Boards, corporations and other entities

  • Consults on behalf of disenfranchised Healthcare Professionals recovering from Potentially Impairing Addiction and/or Mental/Emotional illness

  • Speaks Nationally and Internationally on matters of Addiction / Professionals Health