Dr. Naren James named Isaiah House medical director

Published 10:26 am Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Isaiah House press release

Dr. Naren James is the new medical director of Isaiah House Treatment Centers.

Based in Stanford, Dr. James previously served on the board of directors of Isaiah House but will step away from that role to assume his new position. He serves with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

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isaiah House is a Christ-centered drug and alcohol treatment center based in Washington County. Established in 1999, Isaiah House serves men and women with its centers in Washington, Nelson, Mercer and Boyle counties with addiction treatment, as well as educational and employment opportunities.

Mike Cox, president of Isaiah House, said the organization is proud to welcome Dr. James to its staff.

“Isaiah House provides a comprehensive approach to treatment. As part of that treatment, we understand that individuals who are in recovery have medical needs. We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Naren James as our medical director. He will be a valuable resource for the medical and clinical teams and provide oversight as needed for our medical operations,” Cox said.

Dr. James received his medical degree from Universidad de Montemorelos School of Medicine. He has been in practice for more than 20 years, and he was named the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) Doctor of the Year Award. This award honors an outstanding, community-minded family physician of strong moral values whose deeds and actions exemplify the characteristics of service before self, according to a statement from KAFP.

In addition to his medical service, Dr. James has also served in many civic organizations.

As medical director for the Isaiah House outpatient treatment facility, Dr. James will be developing policies and procedures consistent with state and federal regulations governing the treatment of addiction as an outpatient facility. He will also be available for collaboration with the nurse practitioner on-site, prescribing medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

After credentialing with the local insurance carriers, Dr. James anticipates providing direct primary care to patients of all age groups with or without addiction as an underlying diagnosis.

Dr. James will be working closely with the administration of Isaiah House and its board to ensure the highest quality of care for patients accessing the Danville outpatient facility. In the near future, He anticipates being at the Danville location one full day per week, which will expand after credentialing to additional working days at the facility.

About Isaiah House

Isaiah House Treatment Center is an outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment program with a Gold Standard of care for men and women. Accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and licensed with the state of Kentucky as an Alcohol and Other Drug Entity (AODE). Isaiah House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.