Michael Parr MD

Michael S. Parr, M.D., F.A.S.M.

Parr smMichael Parr is a physician and certified clinical interventionist, based in Sacramento, California. He received his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan.


Dr. Parr is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and has over 30 years experience in chemical dependency treatment and pain management. Dr. Parr served as a consultant to the National Basketball Association Player Assistance Program for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011.


While practicing obstetrics at the beginning of his career, he focused on treating pregnant women with addiction issues. He was the founder of the Mercy Perinatal Chemical Dependency Program. He was also the Medical Director of Sutter Hospital Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program.


Dr. Parr co-authored the American Society of Addiction Medicine White Paper on Urine Drug Testing in Pregnancy. He has given numerous talks on improving perinatal outcomes with intervention and screening for substance use.


In 2005 he began a full-time outpatient practice in chemical dependency, with a focus on treating patients with chronic pain who have become dependent on opiates. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Dr. Parr has served on the Diversion Evaluation Committee for the Medical Board of California, the State Bar of California and the Board of Registered Nursing, helping to set up treatment program for impaired professionals.


Michael has a strong belief in the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach to achieve successful recovery from chemical dependency, including a treatment team of interventionists, addictionologists, group and individual therapy as well as a strong family recovery program. He is also a strong proponent of Twelve Step recovery, and believes structure and accountability are the keys to success.



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