Our Founder, Omar Faruk, MD, MRO, FASAM.
Dr. Omar Faruk is well known for his dedication and leadership in the medical community for many years. He is a proven leader with a caring heart in the field of addiction medicine. After completing an internal medicine residency at one of the most prestigious medical centers in the nation, Dr. Faruk started his medical career as a hospitalist physician at Mercy medical center in Springfield, MA. Very soon he was noticed by his peers and colleagues who nominated him for the physician of the year award. Later, he honorably served as the chief of medicine department at Sisters of Providence Health Systems (SPHS). When he was serving as the chair of the peer review committee at Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Hospital, his main goal was to maintain and improve the quality inpatient care at the whole SPHS system. During his service over seven years at Mercy Medical center, Dr. Faruk has noticed; there is a serious lacking in office-based addiction treatment. Due to his passion to treat patients with addiction, in 2009 he decided to leave his comfortable job and has created many successful addiction treatment centers in the western and central Massachusetts area.
In 2009 Dr. Faruk co-founded his first outpatient addiction treatment center called Total Wellness Centers; now a leading addiction treatment organization nationally. After leaving Total Wellness Centers, Dr. Faruk created another very successful addiction treatment center in Massachusetts. After many successful ventures and experiences in treating thousands of patients with addiction; Dr. Faruk believes, Right Choice Health Group is the most comprehensive and patient-centered organization with a vision of becoming the national leader in medication-assisted-treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence. Within a very short period of time, under his leadership this visionary organization, Right Choice Health Group has already expanded into eight different locations in Massachusetts.
Board-certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine; Dr. Omar Faruk has been interviewed by many newspapers, TV news and spoken in many public events to fight for the patients, as he believes his patients should be referred as ‘person with addiction’ NOT an addict. To increase awareness for stopping stigmas and treating addiction he has created his own TV show called “Dr. O’s Daily Dose.” Dr. Faruk is married to his medical school sweetheart and lives with his wife and two beautiful daughters in western Massachusetts.