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Maria Encarnacion, MD, ASAM/AAFP

Medical & Clinical Director

Dr. Maria Encarnacion, MD is an internal medicine physician whose specialty is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Encarnacion has been serving as the medical and clinical director for the Life Center of Galax since 1993. Prior to joining the Life Center of Galax, she served as a full-time physician for the Virginia Tech Student Medical Center. She is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as an addictionologist.

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Everyone was very friendly and always helpful during my stay which made treatment so much easier to go through.

– Chelsea
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