“If I was not doing addiction medicine I would not be as happy. As a primary care doctor I never saw people actively change, those who have diabetes continue to have diabetes as they never change their diet. For heart disease, very rarely did my patients change their lifestyle to better their lives. You do not see people really changing. In addiction medicine, the client’s actively change their life and practice the skills learned in treatment to maintain sobriety. People really do change their lives to get better, and I love seeing that.”

Michael Carlton, M.D.

Michael Carlton, M.D.

Medical Director

Michael Carlton, M.D. has over 25 years of experience as a medical practitioner. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and returned for his MD from the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in 1990. He completed his dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and his Fellowship in Toxicology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

He has published articles in the fields of toxicology and biomedicine, crafted articles for WebMD, and lectured to his peers on medication assisted treatment. Dr. Carlton was a medical director of Community Bridges and medically supervised the medical detoxification of over 30,000 chemically dependent client’s annually.

Dr. Carlton focused the beginning of his career working in primary care and found his true calling in addiction medicine. Upon receiving his Addiction Medicine Certification in 2002, he has dedicated his experience and knowledge to help those who are suffering from alcohol or substance abuse treatment. Dr. Carlton has worked in private practice, outpatient and inpatient detox programs, and supervised medication management for addiction treatment.

Dr. Carlton started with A Better Today Recovery Services as a Medical Director sharing his knowledge of illicit drug detoxification and medical managed drug treatment with the dedicated staff at A Better Today. As a Medical Director for ABT, he supervises the quality of our medical care, oversee clinical peer reviews, and establishes medical and behavioral health treatment guidelines for behavioral health conditions for clients.

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Ron Fritz

Ron Fritz

Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) | Certified in Suicide First Response

One of our Master level Therapists, Ron Fritz is amazing.

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