Dr Ryan Peterson is board certified in the specialties of Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine. He graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and did residency and fellowship at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and UCLA School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Peterson has a long track record and vast experience in successfully alleviating chronic pain caused by various medical conditions and believes with empathy and truly caring for a patient, the greatest healing happens. Because of his personal experience, Dr. Peterson became interested in treating those suffering from chemical dependence, and broadened his practice accordingly in 2014. Dr. Peterson believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to addiction treatment. Dr. Peterson is Medical Director at Thrive Treatment.