Dr. Donna Boone received the Nyswander/Dole “Marie” Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
Boone, who works at WellSpring Resources in Alton, received the award for extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field. She was one of nine physicians throughout the country who received this award.
“This award is quite an honor,” WellSpring Resources Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Craig said. “Dr. Boone has worked at WellSpring Resources for more than 20 years and her work makes a tremendous impact on our consumers every single day.”
Boone is board-certified in family practice and she received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Truman Medical Center East. In 2010, Boone was recognized as Physician of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment.
“Dr. Boone is such a valuable part of our team,” said Pat Breshears, WellSpring Resources’ team leader of Substance Abuse Services. “She is a compassionate physician and strong patient advocate. I can truly say that her work saves lives and makes our community better.”
The association is an advocate, resource and trainer for the field of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. It has been responsible for bestowing the award since 1984. Recipients are selected by their peers for extraordinary service in the opioid treatment community.
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