Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Pohl is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009); Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010). Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009. He has recently written a revised version of A Day Without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2011).
Dr. Pohl was again named 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America by bestdoctors.com.
Mel Pohl, M.D., is a well-known and respected addiction specialist with more than twenty-nine years of experience treating addiction and addiction-related conditions.
He is a nationally known public speaker and coauthor of The Caregivers Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS and Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness.
Co-chair ASAM’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth National Forums on AIDS and chemical dependency.
Former Chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee.
Member of program committee for ASAM’s annual meeting.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV.