Spero Health Announces Expansion into Tennessee with the Opening of Addiction Treatment Clinic in Smyrna

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spero Health, a CARF-accredited organization specializing in local,
affordable, outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use
disorder, announced it is expanding into Tennessee with the opening of a
new clinic located at 301 Wolverine Trail, Suite 200 in Smyrna. The
Smyrna clinic, which marks the organization’s 24th location,
will open its doors May 1st to start seeing patients.
Appointments are currently being accepted and individuals are encouraged
to come to the new clinic or call 615-751-0579 for more information. To
ensure access to care is not an issue, Spero Health is enrolled with
TennCare and accepting Medicaid as well as select commercial insurance
plans.

Dr. Medhat Kalliny, who is board-certified in Family Medicine,
board-eligible in Addiction Medicine, and holds appointments in various
professional organizations including the American Society of Addiction
Medicine, will be the Medical Director and lead physician at the Smyrna
Spero Health clinic. “Spero Health is a transformative organization
changing the landscape of addiction treatment by providing high-quality
care to patients suffering from substance use disorders. It is my
pleasure to be working in this community to help bring recovery home,
removing treatment barriers and equipping individuals with the tools to
improve their overall health to achieve sustained long-term recovery.”

Spero Health’s mission is to “Save Lives, Instill Hope and Restore
Relationships.”
Its integrated approach uniquely combines both
physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the
whole patient. This approach incorporates physician office visits,
behavioral health counseling, recovery support services and patient and
family education. Spero Health provides local and affordable care for
more than 5,300 fellow human beings with clinics throughout Kentucky,
Indiana and Ohio. The Smyrna location will be the first Spero Health
clinic in the state of Tennessee, in line with the organizational goals
to open a network of clinics throughout Tennessee in 2019.

Spero Health’s decision to open in Smyrna was in direct response to the
heavy demand for a comprehensive addiction treatment solution locally.
In 2017 the Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,775 Tennesseans
died from drug overdose, which was the highest annual number since
reporting began. More people died as a result of drug overdose than
automobile crashes, with street drugs like heroin and fentanyl being the
key driver. According to the CDC, for every one person who dies there
are 851 people in various stages of misuse, abuse and treatment. That’s
at least 1,074,813 Tennesseans, or one in six.

“Recovery is possible for everyone, but the right supports must be in
place,” said Steve Priest, CEO of Spero Health. “Individuals need fast
access to coordinated and integrated treatment, and care needs to be
individualized focusing on disease management rather than a certain time
frame. Spero Health’s goal is to engage patients where they are in their
journey and personalize the program to meet their specific needs so they
can stabilize, allowing for interventions to support sustained recovery
efforts,” said Priest.

Dr. Kalliny added, “Addiction cannot be fought in isolation, and we
desire strong community partnerships in Smyrna so that we can be a
resource and a place for hope and healing.”

The Smyrna location currently has several job openings. Spero Health is
seeking qualified counselors, social workers and physicians for the new
location. Applicants can view a list of job openings at https://sperohealth.com/careers/.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.

About Spero Health

Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization
specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals
suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to “Save Lives,
Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships.”
Spero Health utilizes an
innovative evidenced-based integrated care model that combines both
physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the
whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services
(including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling,
recovery support services, medication management and patient and family
education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to
continue working and caring for their families as they overcome
addiction.

Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health
Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero
Health operates 24 freestanding outpatient clinics located throughout
Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Providing care for more than 5,300 patients
each month, Spero is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment
providers in the country and is in network with Medicaid and most
commercial insurance plans.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.

Contacts

Ginger Jackson
Spero Health
ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com
(859)
209-2296