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FirstHealth Addiction Specialist, Gregory Collins, M.D., Named to Prestigious Best Doctors in America® List

| Date Posted: 1/26/2018


Gregory Collins, M.D.

Gregory Collins, M.D.

PINEHURST- Gregory Collins, M.D., has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2018. The prestigious recognition marks the fourteenth time that Dr. Collins has earned this honor.


The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® , results from exhaustive polling of close to 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”  Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.   


Dr. Collins is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who has dedicated his entire professional career to the treatment of alcohol and drug problems of all types.  He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he also completed a psychiatric residency.


Dr. Collins serves as medical director for FirstHealth Behavioral Services, overseeing the multi-level, integrated services to assist patients in their recovery from the physical, emotional, social and spiritual effects of their illness.  FirstHealth behavioral services include adult inpatient psychiatric services, addiction recovery services including a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient services, and a professionals support aftercare program, as well as a variety of outpatient clinic services.


Prior to joining FirstHealth, Dr. Collins had a chemical dependency practice with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he founded the Clinic’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center.  Dr. Collins has achieved widespread recognition for his treatment of professional athletes in the Cleveland area and has received several local and national awards for his work.


Dr. Collins is also very involved with advanced biochemical research in alcoholism.  He has written numerous articles and book chapters in professional publications, and lectures widely on substance abuse and psychiatric topics.


Best Doctors has earned a sterling reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. 


Over the past 20 years, Best Doctors has earned global acclaim for its remarkable database of physicians, regarded as the world’s premier effort to create a validated, peer-reviewed database of excellence in medicine.  The Best Doctors methodology is rigorously impartial and strictly independent; only those doctors recognized as the top 4 percent of their respective specialty earn the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America.  The experts who are a part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment. 




About Best Doctors, Inc.:
Best Doctors works with the best four percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes in polling physicians to discover the doctors they would choose for their own care. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, the global health solutions company, which has grown to over 40 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with Fortune 1000 employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. For further information, visit Best Doctors at

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