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Kenneth  Thompson

Dr. Thompson has worked in the field of addiction medicine for over 24 years and is currently the Medical Director of Caron Treatment Centers. He has been involved in the care and follow-up of professionals for much of his career. He is certified by, and a Fellow of, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and a Past President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and was instrumental in the development and opening of the Florida Recovery Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine’s first addiction treatment facility. His special interests include treatment of healthcare professionals, chronic pain and addiction, spirituality, and the therapeutic and diagnostic value of step work.

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