JourneyPure Names Stephen Loyd, MD to National Medical Director
August 23, 2019
JourneyPure, a national provider of addiction treatment and mental health services, has tapped Stephen Loyd, MD for the National Medical Director position, effective immediately.
As he transitions to this new role, Dr. Loyd will focus his efforts on the immediate implementation of universal medical protocols in all JourneyPure markets, in addition to providing consultation regarding medical service delivery, quality assurance, medication assistance, and other duties.
A widely recognized thought leader and clinician, Dr. Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. His background includes service as Medical Director and Assistance Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and an appointment to then-Governor Bill Haslam’s Opioid Workgroup and Public Safety Subcabinet. Dr. Loyd has been an ardent activist for those living with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, having been in recovery from opioids and benzodiazepines since 2004.
“Our JourneyPure team is honored to have Dr. Stephen Loyd as our National Medical Director,” said JourneyPure CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Lee. “Stephen’s experience, dedication, and passion for helping people with addiction is unsurpassed. He is an inspiration to all of us in the field of addiction treatment.”
Dr. Loyd was hired in May 2018 to JourneyPure’s senior management team, as medical director of company services in Middle Tennessee, including four outpatient clinics (in Nashville, Franklin, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro) as well as flagship residential treatment facility JourneyPure At The River, in Murfreesboro. Dr. Loyd will continue to serve in this role on a part-time basis.
JourneyPure has rapidly expanded its footprint in regional markets throughout the southeastern United States, currently serving patients through six residential treatment facilities and a dozen outpatient clinics throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida. JourneyPure accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, including TRICARE.
All JourneyPure facilities offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which employs FDA- approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy to provide an effective, holistic approach to treatment.
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Chris Clancy is the in-house Content Manager for JourneyPure’s Digital Marketing team, where he gets to explore a wide variety of substance abuse- and mental health-related topics. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist and researcher, with strong working knowledge of hospital systems, health insurance, content strategy, and public relations. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids.