Here at New England RAW, we take great pride in our deeply experienced and passionately caring staff. Our clients deserve nothing but the best in treatment, and we seek to provide professionals who can deliver just that. Former staff psychiatrist and new Medical Director Dr. Daniel Shreeve is no exception.
In an effort to provide a glimpse into the human side of our staff members, we occasionally sit down for a brief question and answer session to learn more about their background in treatment and their opinions on the core tenets of quality care. In light of his recent promotion, we felt that now would be the perfect time to meet with Dr. Shreeve and discuss his history, experience, and philosophy of treatment. And so, without further ado, allow us to shine a spotlight on our new Medical Director.
Introducing Dr. Daniel Shreeve, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel Shreeve joined the New England Recovery and Wellness team early this summer as a staff psychiatrist. On October 2, 2017, his continued effort to provide exceptional client care earned him an appointment as our new Medical Director. This transition allows him to assist the management team in day-to-day operations and decisions while incorporating the knowledge and perspective gained from one-on-one client interactions. He fully embraces this role, and the opportunity to make decisions that will directly benefit his clients.
Examples of Dr. Shreeve’s new responsibilities include collaboration with our Clinical Director and Owner/COO, closer working relationships with the rest of the clinical staff, and engaging with our case management team to develop thorough treatment plans. In addition to his new role as Medical Director, Dr. Shreeve continues his full-time work as a staff psychiatrist. He meets each client at least once per week, whether to discuss medications or to provide psychotherapy sessions.
With training and experience in both therapeutic interventions and medication-based treatment, Dr. Shreeve comments that this balance of responsibilities is his “cup of tea.” He maintains a special interest in representing psychiatry in the spectrum of treatment methods, while his previously published work in the field of psychotherapy supports his knowledge of its many benefits. And, naturally, he delights in the opportunity to share his views with like-minded colleagues.
Of course, we needn’t overstate his qualifications. His background speaks very much for itself.
Background, Experience and Credentials
Dr. Daniel Shreeve received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in 1971. He subsequently received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1977, before obtaining a medical degree in 1984 from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He holds numerous Board Certifications, including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry—both awarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology—and certification from The National Board of Medical Examiners.
Additionally, Dr. Shreeve holds qualifications as Second and Third Class Medical Examiner for The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. A qualified United States Air Force Flight Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Shreeve retired from the U.S. Air Force as a full colonel in the USAF Retired Reserve. While stationed at Vilseck Behavioral Health Clinic in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Dr. Shreeve held several positions for the U.S. Army, most notably as Child and Adult Psychiatrist. Among other responsibilities, he worked to treat soldiers arriving from deployment in Afghanistan after serving active combat duty.
Dr. Daniel Shreeve has lived in several areas around the world, including Sweden, England and Germany. His father worked as a research scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, and his mother as a bacteriologist before leaving the field to stay home and care for her four children while creating several types of art. When asked what drew him to work with clients suffering from substance use disorders, Dr. Shreeve reflected on his mother’s untimely death, resulting in part from a long history of cigarette smoking—a loss which he says helps inspire his work as a physician.
Between his lengthy curriculum vitae and his personal drive to help clients overcome addictive behaviors, Dr. Daniel Shreeve occupies a meaningful position in our roster of staff members who work tirelessly toward the pursuit of a meaningful cause.
Dr. Daniel Shreeve as Medical Director
Dr. Daniel Shreeve maintains a healthy balance of experience and motivation that could easily earn him a position at any facility of his choosing. Nonetheless, he chooses to offer his services at New England Recovery and Wellness. When asked how RAW differs from other treatment centers, Dr. Shreeve could not help but smile as he offered his response:
“I haven’t had this much fun since I was in the military because of the team feel here. I like the fact that we incorporate holistic medicine by treating the whole body through fitness, experiential therapy, chiropractic treatment, and multiple pathways to recovery.”
Many differentiate psychiatrists from psychologists by their ability to prescribe medication. However, Dr. Shreeve believes that psychiatry embodies far more than mere access to a prescription pad.
“The meds are a tool in the toolbox, but every treatment plan is individual to the client. It is an honor to be part of a team that is so committed to conquering the disease of addiction in all its forms, and with all the methods which help us win as a team.”
As our new Medical Director, Dr. Daniel Shreeve can now bring his comprehensive, individualized approach to every client who enters our facility. We are most grateful to have him on our team, and we are excited to bear witness as he enthusiastically embraces his new position.