Marvin Rick SponaugleMD
Dr. Marvin “Rick” Sponaugle is Board Certified in two specialities, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is also a member of ACAM, the American College for the Advancement of Medicine. He is often invited to speak at physician meetings and national audiences on “Brain Chemistry and Addiction” and the topic of “The Brain-Body Connection in Wellness. He is the first addictionologist to correlate brain chemistry patterns with variations seen on SPECT Brain scans in addicted patients. He has matched these changes to specific drug craving patterns in his patients. This research has enabled Dr. Sponaugle’s patients to achieve much lower relapse rates because their drug and alcohol craving stops when their brain chemistry imbalance is corrected.