Melvin Nemkov, MD
Dr. Melvin Nemkov graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and has been practicing medicine and addiction medicine for 45 years and counting.
My mission is for everyone to be truly happy with their lives
Linda Ploude, LICSW
Director of Mental Health, LICSW
Linda Ploude is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health.
I believe strongly in the principles of self determination and believe all persons deserve to be listened to
Neha Wacks, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Dr. Neha Wacks graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She completed her residency training at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.
My mission is to help each patient achieve their goals in recovery and sobriety.
Johnelle Smith, MD
Dr. Johnelle Smith has graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been working with New Horizons Medical since 2016.
My mission in life is to live each day to the fullest
Laurie Botie, MD
Dr. Laurie Botie, a board-certified physician, graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and has been practicing family medicine for 34 years before shifting her focus to addiction medicine.
My mission is to treat each individual with respect and believe that everyone is out there doing their best to get by in life
Daria Karos, MD
Dr. Daria Karos is a board certified physician with specialty training in addiction medicine, adolescence, and pediatrics. She has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and has been with New Horizons Medical since 2015.
I am passionate about the necessity for whole-person care as individuals and their families seek to recover from and prevent substance use disorders
Neeraj Rastogi, MD
Dr. Neeraj Rastogi graduated from King George’s Medical College at Lucknow University and later attained ECFMG Certification in 2003.
I strive to help patients achieve their goals and maintain sobriety
Manlio Loconte, MD
MD, MPH, FCAP
Dr. Manlio Loconte is a board-certified physician and has been practicing medicine for over 48 years and describes addiction medicine as fulfilling.
My mission and focus are to be kind, non-judgmental, and have a positive outlook on life
Stella Uchendu has been practicing medicine for 4 years and Addiction Medicine for 3 years. She holds a baccalaureate degree in Nursing Science from Salem State University and a Master of Science in Nursing Practice from Regis College.
My mission is to focus on the person as a whole, as well as the family members, and address the trauma while finding new ways to cope with their addiction
Annette Okereke, PNMHNP-BC, CNP, DNP
Annette Okereke obtained a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Simmons College, a Master in Nursing from Regis College, Doctorate in Nursing Practice from UMASS Lowell, and later Post-Graduate Master in Nursing, PMHNP from Regis College.
My mission is to fulfill the purpose of my creator by making an impact in humanity and not give up on encouraging patients to fight on
Xuan Nguyen is a Licensed Adult Medicine Nurse Practitioner, practicing medicine for over 9 years. Xuan holds her baccalaureate degree in Nursing Science from Laboure College and Doctoral degree in Nursing from UMASS Dartmouth.
My mission is to encourage, engage, and equip others to believe in the possibilities
Monica Andrade, NP
Monica Andrade is a licensed nurse practitioner, practicing medicine for over 6 years. She has obtained a degree in nursing from the Graduate School of Nursing at UMASS Medical School in 2014.
My mission in life would be to continuously challenge myself and to dedicate my life to service and helping others
Rafael "Mick" Ramos, M.A.
Licensed Clinician, Mental Health
Mick studied the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program at BU School of Medicine. He has been providing mental health, addiction, and substance use patient guidance since 2014 while creating elaborate treatment plans.