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Dr. Barbara Krantz

Dr. Barbara Krantz
Florida Medical Director of Older Adults Program, Withdrawal Management & Chronic Pain
Areas of Expertise:
Addiction, Mental Health, Leadership, Seniors, Substance Use Disorders, Brain Health, Neurocognition
Dr. Barbara Krantz

An expert on the national and local prescription pain medication epidemic and the medical science behind the disease of addiction, Dr. Barbara Krantz has worked in the recovery field for more than 30 years. As medical director, Dr. Krantz oversees treatment for patients in Caron’s Florida programs, collaborating with medical, psychological, and therapeutic staff to ensure targeted, comprehensive treatment.

Dr. Krantz is a key member of the leadership team for Caron’s Neurocognitive Assessment Program. This pioneering program targets the specific areas of the brain that need improvement. Through a thorough assessment of brain function, clinicians can diagnose behavioral and mental health issues and identify cognitive decline in order to optimize brain health.

She is excited about the advances that have enabled a better understanding of the disease of addiction. “With the advent of quantum physics, we have a better understanding of the brain and how our thoughts influence the neurochemical processes. This represents both hope and challenge.”

In 2010, the American Society of Addiction Medicine inducted Dr. Krantz into its Distinguished Fellow program for her substantial and lasting contributions to the field of addiction medicine. The Palm Beach County Medical Society honored Dr. Krantz in 2008 with its Heroes in Medicine award for her leadership, philanthropy, and commitment to the field of medicine. And, in 2007, the Medical Review Officer Certification Council certified Dr. Krantz as a medical review officer to evaluate workplace drug and alcohol test results.

Before coming to Caron in 2015, she was the medical director and the medical director of research at Hanley Center. She also served as the medical director at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and at Cornerstone, a substance abuse treatment program at Wellington Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Krantz has taught medicine at Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and has trained addiction medicine doctors through the University of Florida.

She is on the faculty for the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Live Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine workshops. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, American College of Family Practitioners, American Osteopathic Association, and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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