DYERSBURG/JACKSON – Spero Health, a CARF-accredited organization and national leader in the treatment of substance use disorders, has announced the company will continue to expand local access to affordable, effective, physician-led outpatient addiction treatment with new clinics in Dyersburg and Jackson, Tennessee.
The Dyersburg Spero Health Clinic, located at 433 East Parkview Street (in the old V.A. outpatient facility) opened its doors to new patients in October. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk in for help or call: (731) 334-5390 for more information.
The Jackson Spero Health Clinic is located at 172 West University Parkway Suite A, and opened in September to new patients — no appointment is necessary. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk in for help or call: (731) 201-5590 for more information.
Spero Health accepts TennCare and participates with select commercial insurance plans to help ensure individuals have an affordable option which is often a barrier to treatment.
Dr. Alice McKee, board certified in Family Medicine, Palliative Medicine and board-eligible in Addiction Medicine, will be the medical director at the Dyersburg clinic. Dr. McKee has an extensive and distinguished background focused on substance use disorders in western Tennessee.
Dr. Dustin Inman, who is board-certified in Family Medicine and board-eligible in Addiction Medicine, will be the Medical Director and the lead physician at the Jackson clinic. A graduate of UT Memphis Medical School, Dr. Inman completed his residency in Jackson at the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Center where he was the Chief resident of the 2004 class.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 1,269 overdose deaths involving opioids in Tennessee–a rate of 19.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. The state has expanded resources to address the epidemic and leaders from Spero Health say they can be part of the solution as there is a considerable need for high-quality treatment providers locally. Tennessee remains in the top 15 of all states in drug overdose deaths. The epidemic is a multisystem issue touching individuals, families, schools, agencies, and employers locally, regionally and nationally.