Our addiction treatment staff includes:
Dr. Daniel Sumrok
Medical Director, Integrated Health Centers
As Medical Director of Integrated Health Centers, Dr. Daniel Sumrok brings exceptional achievement and thought leadership in the field of trauma-informed treatment. Board-certified in both family medicine and addiction medicine, he is currently president of the Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine. Also, he is a member of the faculty of the University of
Tennessee Medical School.
Dr. Sumrok grew up in Ohio and, at age 18, joined the United States Navy. He served on the crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln and became a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Following his Navy service, he earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and MD from Marshall University. However, throughout his training, Dr. Sumrok continued his military service as a Green Beret with the 19th Special Forces Group. Later, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and Indian Health Service.
His interest in trauma arose from his work with veterans and active military. He was among the first to link addiction and chronic diseases of adulthood with traumatic childhood experiences. His research and clinical success have been widely acknowledged. His extraordinary medical career has included numerous faculty appointments and a 25-year family and addiction medicine practice in McKenzie.
At IHC, Dr. Sumrok and his medical team create a safe space for patients facing addiction to alcohol and opiates, trauma, anxiety, and disordered eating. Their emphasis is on integrating primary care and medically assisted therapies honoring an individual’s history and circumstances.
Away from professional life, Dr. Sumrok enjoys fishing, farming, and spending time with his six grandchildren at his lake home in McKenzie.
“The Navajo have a word ‘nizhoni,’ which means to walk in beauty or harmony. In order to do that, the physical and spiritual self cannot be separated.”
~ Dr. Daniel Sumrok