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About Add-Life Recovery Center
Neil and Vicki Adelman took over Add-Life Recovery Center in 2007, they saw something in this small time clinic that would not let them walk away. They knew the people here in Tyler needed much more than just methadone and suboxone treatment, they needed an Internal Medicine Doctor on staff to care for them, and people that cared about their mental health care as well.  At Add-Life Recovery Center, we look at each patient as a whole and treat your whole body not just your addiction. With our recovery process we encourage healthy eating, getting motivated and we schedule regular appointments as needed with our Medical Doctor as the clients request or need them.As they have taken this clinic and turned it around, the clients here get the best medical care, and mental care that any methadone or suboxone clinic can offer. 
Neil H. Adelman, M.D.
Personal Statement:Native of Brooklyn, New York

Summary of Qualifications

General Internal Medicine Practice
Millburn-Short Hills, N.J., August 1981-June 1995

Internal Medicine Private Practice
Internal Medicine, Pampa, TX June 1995-October 1996

General Internal Medicine Practice
East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX, October 1996 to December 2010

Private Practice
Internal Medicine, January 2011 to Present

Medical Director
Colonial Manor Nursing Center, JCAOH Certified Facility, Tyler, TX 1997 to 2002

Medical Director
Behavioral Health Clinic, East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX, 1997 to 2003

Consulting Physician, Hyperbaric Medicine
Wound Care Center, Tyler, TX October 1997 to 2006
Supervised administration of wound care treatment with hyperbaric oxygen

ER Physician Level IV Trauma
ER Physician of East Texas Medical Center Clinic, Tyler, TX, 1997 to December 2010

Medical Director
East Texas Home Health, Tyler, TX May 2002 to 2007

Medical Director
Emergency Services ETMC Broadway Level IV, 2004 to December 2010

Medical Director
Heart to Heart Hospice of East Texas, 2004 to March 2011

Certified Suboxone Treating Physician
2007 to present

Medical Director
Add-Life Recovery Center, Tyler, TX 2008 to present
Supervises Opiate addiction recovery services.

Medical Director
Smith County Jail, Smith County Texas, 2009 to present

  Medical Director-Wellness Center
Clairmont Long Term Care Facility, Tyler, TX Current


Rotating InternshipJanuary 1977 to June 1978
Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ

Medical InternJune 1978 to June 1979
Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – Medical Internship

Medical ResidentSeptember 1979 to June 1981
University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ – Resident, Department of Medicine


B.S., BiologyMay 1971
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

M.D., MedicineAugust 1978
Catholic Louvain Faculty Medicine, Louvain, Belgium, Graduated Cum Laude

Hospital Affiliations
Attending Physician – East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX, October 1996 to present

Attending Physician – Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, TX October 1996 to present

Attending Physician – ETMC South Tyler Emergency Center, Tyler, TX

Attending Physician – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Short Hills, NJ, August 1981 to June 1995

Licenses and Certification
M.D. – State of Texas. June 1995 to present, #J8194

Board Certification – American Board of Internal Medicine, January 1989 #83433

ECFMG, January 1976 #261-092-1

ACLS – Current

Certified (2003) Diving Medicine Physician

Summary of Accomplishments
Medical Consultant Law Firm of Ramey & Flock, Tyler, TX, Environmental Arsenic Litigation

Medical Director, 1995, McClean Rural Health Clinic, McClean, TX

Medical Director, 1995-1996, Pampa Nursing Center, Pampa, TX

Medical Consultant – Occupational Medicine, 1994-1995, New Jersey Transit Authority, Maplewood, NJ

Associate Medical Director, 1989-1991, Prucare, Essex County, Edison, NJ

Peer Review Committee – East Texas Medical Center – 2007

Appointment to Governor Rick Perry's Drug Diversion Task Force - 2010