Dr. Edda Cassanova, MD - Clinical Staff - Serenity Springs Recovery Center

Dr. Edda Casanova, M.D.

May 29th, 2019 Posted by 0 comments on “Dr. Edda Casanova, M.D.”

Edda is the Medical Director for Serenity Springs Recovery Center. She has been off and on with Serenity Springs since it was founded in 2011. She has always been an outstanding director and therapist and is certainly one of our best employees at Serenity Springs. Her work ethic is second-to-none and she is the epitome of a great employee and has a big heart. She is the perfect blend for our model of addiction recovery!

Dr. Casanova, a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, provides psychiatric services for all clients and conducts weekly treatment team meetings. Dr. Casanova grew up in Puerto Rico and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puerto Rico in 1968 and went on to earn her Doctorate in Medicine from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine or Escuela de Medicina San Juan Bautista (en Español). In 1983, she completed her psychiatry residency at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, NJ and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1985. Since 1988 she has actively been practicing medicine in a variety of settings including New York, Virginia, and Florida.

Megan McPherson - Nurse Manager at Serenity Springs Recovery Center - Team Profile Photo

Megan McPherson, LPN

May 21st, 2019 Posted by 0 comments on “Megan McPherson, LPN”

Megan McPherson, LPN is the Director of Nursing at Serenity Springs Recovery Center. Megan is from Detroit, Michigan and has been living in Florida for the past eight years. She has had many close family members and friends who have battled with drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Megan lost both her father and mother to the disease of addiction.

“It has always been important to me to not follow down their paths.”

Megan realized that Serenity Springs take a different approach to helping people in the way the program incorporates the 12 steps, while working on mind, body and spirit. This, she says aids in a very well-rounded and unique approach to addiction recovery. It is effective because all of the treatment team members step up to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Megan’s favorite part of working at Serenity Springs is working together with the team and discovering a new path or direction for every individual’s life.

“Seeing the impact and transformation that we have on our clients and their families lives is the most important and rewarding aspect of what I do.”

Megan has been a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the past 4 years. She has spent 15 years in the health care field as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Care Provider (HHCP). She really enjoys being able to help others. Megan also enjoys exploring the springs in Florida, relaxing at the beach, as well as camping to help her disconnect from the daily “hustle and bustle” of saving lives in her work at Serenity Springs Recovery Center.

Dr. John Humiston - expert on NeuroRecover and our Amino Acid Treatment - Serenity Springs

Dr. John Humiston

October 25th, 2017 Posted by 0 comments on “Dr. John Humiston”

Dr. Humiston is a board-certified family physician with extensive education in applying effective, alternative medicine. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1995, then entered naval service where he completed his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California.  He began work at the William Hitt Center under the mentorship of Dr. William Hitt and then joined the Center for Health and Wellbeing staff in San Diego in 2010. He has lectured nationally on addiction treatment and Candida overgrowth and has served as a consultant training other physicians on the effective treatment of addictions with intravenous amino acids. Information on NeuroRecover™, a new approach to drug and alcohol dependence and addiction, can be found at NeuroRecover.com.

Derrick DeSilva - Doctor at SSRC

Dr. Derrick DeSilva

October 25th, 2017 Posted by 0 comments on “Dr. Derrick DeSilva”

Dr. DeSilva is a senior member and Chairman in the Department of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center in New Jersey. He is also a member of the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Dr. DeSilva is Chairman of the Age of Management Medicine Group and Past President of the American Nutraceutical Association. He was the recipient of the Alan Mintz Award for Excellence in Clinical Age Management Medicine in November 2010. He received the Best Doctor Award by Castle Connolly for the past 15 consecutive years. Derrick is a published author and hosts, “Ask the Doctor” on WCTC Radio, and Medical correspondent for Cablevision New Jersey News 12 (NJ) and host of “12 to Your Health.”

Dr. James Meredith, MD - staff photo - medical staff - Serenity Springs

Dr. James Meredith

October 25th, 2017 Posted by 0 comments on “Dr. James Meredith”

Dr. James Meredith is a graduate of the University of South Florida, for both his Bachelor and Medical degrees, graduating with honors. His residency was also conducted at the University of South Florida. He has practiced General Practice Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management for the last 6 years. He is happily married with 2 children and resides in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Dr. Meredith has worked in many settings over his time practicing, including the FL State prison system, Private Practice, as well as with multiple Interventional pain facilities. He has written numerous papers and conducted research regarding Opiate Dependency and treatment. He enjoys cooking gourmet meals and spending time with his children and loved ones. His philosophy of addiction treatment is that no two patients are alike and that treatment should be all-encompassing including traditional western medicine, alternative treatments, behavioral therapy, and 12-step principles.

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