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Our Doctors

Addiction specialist with 15 years of experience in opiate addiction

Meet Our Team Of Experienced Doctors

Our medical specialists care about you & your family’s health

Dr. Aafaque Akhter

Founder and Medical Director

Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry

Dr. A. Akhter, the founder of Norton Health Care, is one of the few physicians who began prescribing Suboxone at the time of its approval as a drug dependency treatment modality. Dr. Akhter received his formal training in one of the GME programs of Harvard Medical School. He believes passionately in the effectiveness of this treatment, having been exposed to its clinical value while practicing in India. Suboxone treatment is his exclusive area of clinical practice. He also shares his clinical expertise by instructing more than 3000 physician’s a year.

Dr. Akhter finished his medical school in India before traveling to England and Ireland. He received a diploma in Psychological Medicine in Ireland and is a Member of Royal College of England. After pursuing further training at Harvard Medical School, he fell in love with the south shore area. Dr. Akhter believes that helping people gain freedom from Heroin, pain medicine and Methadone dependency is noble work. He also passionately believes that people with addiction issues should be treated with the respect and confidentiality they deserve.

508.285.8550

mail@nortonsuboxone.com

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Paul Coutu, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Eligible in addiction Medicine

Dr. Paul Coutu received his MD with honors from the University of Rochester in New York. He also did his internship and residency in Rochester. He became Board certified in Internal Medicine in 1978 and practiced as a Primary Care Provider in the Brockton/Stoughton area until 2014. For many...

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Christopher Gudas, M.D., M.P.H.

Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Board Certified in Preventive and Social Medicine

Dr. Gudas comes to Norton Healthcare to support the clinic’s mission of caring for opiate addiction with respect, compassion, and in thoughtful collaboration with patient needs. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Neuroscience, Dr. Gudas worked as a researcher...

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Rolf Knight, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Eligible in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Knight attended the William Jewel College of Missouri as a philosophy major before earning a medical degree from the University of Nebraska in 1976. While in Nebraska, he completed his family practice residency and became certified from the American Board of Family Medicine. He later...

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Syed Moosvi, M.D.

Psychiatrist & Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Psychiatry
Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry
Board Eligible in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Moosvi is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with specially training in Forensic Psychiatry and Certification in prescription of Suboxone since July 2010. He trained in Family Medicine before going on to complete his Psychiatry Residency from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark...

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Sachin Phansalkar, M.D.

Suboxone Provider, TMS Treatment Provider

Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry

Dr. Phansalkar completed his residency training in psychiatry from Cork University in Ireland and Louisiana State University, where he was also chief resident. While in Louisiana he was a volunteer mental health provider for Hurricane Katrina victims and their families, working for...

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David Dildine, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Eligible in Addiction Medicine

Dr Dildine is board certified in Family Medicine and previously worked as a primary care physician caring for patients of all ages. He attended medical school at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA and completed his training at the Brown University Family Medicine Residency in Pawtucket, RI...

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Uma Rao, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Eligible in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Uma Rao began her medical career as an OBGYN in India. She moved to the United States in 1981 and began her Residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Rao also did a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in Milwaukee for two years. She has spent 12 years working in Dermatology and many years working in hospitals doing in-patient...

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Steven Descoteaux, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Steven Descoteaux has been treating opiate addicted patients since 2003. Before coming to work at Norton Health Care, his clinical experiences included prescribing buprenorphine in the primary care setting, and also working as a medical director at a methadone clinic. He currently serves as...

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Mary Ann Stettmeier, M.D.

Suboxone Provider

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Eligible in Addiction Medicine

Medical school at Ross University in Dominica, West Indies Family Medicine residency completed at SUNY Buffalo. Board certified in Family Medicine 2014 Strong interest in Addiction Medicine and Motivational interviewing techniques. Received DEA waiver for MAT in 09/2016. Worked with MAT with Foundation Medical Group in...

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