New Corporate Medical Director Brings Valued Experience to Gateway

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

John Larson M.D.
Medical Director
Gateway Foundation

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, is pleased to announce John Larson M.D. has been appointed to serve as Corporate Medical Director. Dr Larson will oversee medical practices at Gateway’s network of treatment centers located throughout Illinois and in the St. Louis Metro East area.

“As a leader in addiction treatment, I am proud to work for an organization dedicated to providing quality, personalized care for all individuals. I am enthusiastic about using my expertise to help Gateway Foundation’s collaborative team empower people to reclaim rewarding lives in recovery,” says Dr. John Larson.

In his role as Corporate Medical Director, Dr. Larson collaborates with physicians at Gateway Foundation’s network of treatment centers to ensure the evidence-based treatment therapies meet the highest standards in addiction treatment and behavioral health care. He also serves on the organization’s Corporate Quality Council, which provides ongoing monitoring of medical standards and assures compliance with licensing and accreditation standards.

Prior to joining Gateway Foundation, Dr. Larson has served as Medical Director for Outpatient Addiction Programs at Resurrection Behavioral Health in Downers Grove, IL, and Rush University Behavioral Health in Chicago. With more than 40 years of professional experience in the addiction and behavioral health fields, Dr. Larson was also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College, where he taught for more than fifteen years. He also consulted at eQHealth Solutions of Illinois, providing utilization review to assist the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Dr. Larson earned his Bachelor of Science at Utah State University in Logan, UT, and his Medical degree at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed his residency at University of Utah Hospital and Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, CA. He also held the position of Director, Consultation-Liaison Service while serving in the United States Navy. He currently resides in Skokie, IL, where he enjoys training for future triathlons and planning travel adventures with his wife.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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