AppleGate Recovery, a BayMark Health Services company, announced this week the acquisition of Medication Assisted Recovery Centers (MARC), an office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) program with two locations near New Orleans, LA. The clinics, situated in Metairie and Slidell, provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery services in a physician’s office setting.

AppleGate Recovery now operates 8 clinics serving the residents of Louisiana who struggle with opioid use disorder. Our programs provide outpatient MAT with buprenorphine and buprenorphine compounds such as the well-known Suboxone®, as well as Bunavail® and Zubsolv®. These medications, when supported by counseling, provide a comprehensive treatment modality that addresses physical withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings.

AppleGate Recovery is equally pleased that Dan Forman, Co-Founder of the MARC programs, will be joining the AppleGate Recovery team as a Regional Director, Operations. Dan brings 10 years of experience as a health care executive and recovery advocate. Dan’s wealth of knowledge will help AppleGate continue to innovate enhancements to patient care and lead our programs in partnering with their communities to provide treatment to those who need it most.

“My founding partner and I have been in the field of addiction treatment for many years. We opened the MARC programs because we saw a great need in the New Orleans area for proven opioid addiction treatment, free of judgement, and knew we had the ability to help,” shared Dan Forman, Co-Founder of MARC. “BayMark has established themselves as the leader in opioid addiction treatment. We feel they have the expertise to not only maintain but grow our ability to serve our patients, and I am thrilled to be joining the AppleGate team who is going to do just that.”

In addition to providing MAT services in office, AppleGate will be offering patients flexible telehealth options in all locations, including Metairie and Slidell. This enhancement to the already flexible OBOT treatment model will give our patients the freedom to focus on their recovery and rebuilding their lives.

Our programs also provide laboratory services, case management and collaborative treatment during pregnancy. Offering patients access to medical providers, counselors and administrative staff whose focus is to help them rebuild their lives and ensure their overall health is our goal.

“We are proud to continue our efforts to support the State of Louisiana and its residents in their fight against the opioid crisis,” shared Mike Saul, BayMark Division President. “We look to work with organizations which have established themselves as quality providers of patient care and MARC has absolutely done that. In addition, we’ve added a strong member to the AppleGate family in Dan Forman and look forward to the positive impact he will have on our team.”

This article originally appeared in PRWeb .