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The Ranch announces new medical director

January 20, 2017
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Paul W. Ragan, MD, has joined Elements Behavioral Health's The Ranch as the Nunnelly, Tenn., treatment center's new medical director. Ragan's diverse medical career has included serving as clinical investigator for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and as director of mental health for the Direct Support Command, Fleet Marine Force, in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Ragan has 30 years of experience in clinical care and research, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

“I was drawn to this role because of The Ranch's evidence-based and experiential approach to treatment that attends to not just the physical, but also the emotional and spiritual needs of each client,” Ragan said in a news release this week.