Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners as chief of behavioral health and addiction medicine for the system’s Acute Care Albany division.
Board-certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Weimer will supervise the medical and psychiatric providers in the St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) group. She will also practice in a variety of clinical settings across SPARC’s broad continuum of care.
Dr. Weimer’s professional interests include medical education, advocacy for patients with substance use disorder (SUD), innovative models of care for patients with SUD, telehealth, as well as safe and effective treatments for chronic non-cancer pain.
Prior to joining St. Peter’s Health Partners, Dr. Weimer served from 2012-17 as assistant professor of medicine and associate program director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. In that role, she was instrumental in expanding addiction medicine resources both in the outpatient and inpatient settings and promoting addiction education for medical providers across the state of Oregon.
Dr. Weimer received her medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed an internal medicine residency and general medicine fellowship with a focus on pain and addiction at Oregon Health & Science University.
She received bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a master of clinical research (MCR) degree from Oregon Health & Science University.
Established in 1972, SPARC is a national leader in addiction education and training. SPARC offers individuals and families a comprehensive range of care and services for people affected by drug or alcohol abuse. More than 5,000 people with drug and alcohol problems are treated each year at SPARC’s eight Capital Region locations.
For more information about SPARC and its services, please click here or call 518-452-6700.