Dr. Ruth Potee is presenting at Beverly Middle School on Tuesday, September 25: Teen Brain Under Construction: What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teen’s Brain Development. Come learn more about what parents and other interested members of the community can do to keep our tweens and teens safer, healthier, and substance-free through the middle and high school years.
Dr. Ruth Potee: Addiction is a Brain Disease
Doors open at 5:00 PM for an interactive display of current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia and concealment of illicit drugs and alcohol.
Dr. Potee will begin speaking at 6:00 PM.
This presentation is intended for adults only.
Dr. Potee is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield. She is a native of western Massachusetts and attended public schools in the North Quabbin region. She attended Wellesley College, Yale University School of Medicine and did her residency at Boston University where she remained as an assistant professor of Family Medicine for eight years.
In addition to practicing full-scope family medicine, Dr. Potee is currently the medical director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the chairman of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid Taskforce of Franklin County.
Dr. Potee was named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015 and is the chairman of the Department of Medicine at Baystate-Franklin Medical Center. She engages communities in discussions surrounding substance abuse through her wide ranging series of talks.