Dallas — Enterhealth, an addiction disease management company, has appointed Dante Burgos, MD, medical director for the Enterhealth Ranch, an addiction treatment facility located just north of Dallas. Dr. Burgos had previously served as Enterhealth’s first medical director when the facility opened in December 2008.
“We are so fortunate that Dr. Burgos has decided to return to Enterhealth,” said David Kniffen, Jr., president of Enterhealth. “He is a talented and respected professional whose expertise in dual diagnosis is unprecedented in the industry. Also, with Dr. Burgos on staff, we will be able to enhance our continuum of care with outpatient treatment services that will provide our residential clients and others struggling with the disease of addiction, innovative and personalized lifecare services designed to maintain sobriety.”
As Enterhealth’s medical director, Dr. Burgos is responsible for delivery of withdrawal stabilization and detoxification, medical and psychiatric dual diagnosis, and pharmacotherapy treatments. Dr. Burgos has 17 years of extensive experience directing psychiatric and substance abuse programs. Previously he was a partner of the Burgos-Holiner Psychiatric Group and served as medical director for Adult Psychiatric Services at Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Burgos has held medical directorship positions with the North Central Medical Center in McKinney, Texas; Green Oaks Hospital in Dallas; Living Hope Texarkana in Arkansas; East Alabama Medical Center and other institutions.
“I am thrilled to be back at Enterhealth,” said Dr. Burgos. “In just a few short years, Enterhealth has become a change leader in an industry that’s been slow to adapt and embrace innovative treatment approaches. Enterhealth is truly committed to improving outcomes and recidivism rates by treating the chronic brain disease of addiction with the most advanced, science-based protocols, incorporating pharmacotherapy and addressing the psychological, spiritual and relational aspects of addiction.”
Dr. Burgos completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he was elected chief fellow of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. A Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Burgos is board certified in adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. He is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Burgos is fluent in both English and Spanish.