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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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My son was struggling with figuring out what path he was meant to be on for life. He was unmotivated and discouraged. The program at the Life Center of Galax taught him the life skills needed to be productive. His self-esteem has soared!

– Ted
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