Our team

Different to Make a Difference:

Our patients brag about our friendly, non-judgmental staff who show genuine concern for the clients’ overall health and well-being. Our providers have years of experience in the medical field and are totally committed to helping our patients get true results in the treatment of chronic pain or Opioid dependency.

Our Providers

Doctor William F. Taylor, M.D.

For over 10  years, Doctor William F. Taylor, M.D. has provided his patients with the best treatment options for Opioid dependency and Chronic pain management.

Dr Taylor has served as the Medical Director of Charlotte Metro Treatment Center, and York County Treatment Center in Fort Mill. He was the founding Medical Director at Hickory Metro Treatment. Currently, he is the Medical Director at Queen City Treatment in Charlotte, and Rowan Treatment Associates in Salisbury

In addition to his work with methadone, Dr. Taylor has practiced addiction and pain medicine in Charlotte, Gastonia and Concord, with a special interest in the innovative use of buprenorphine (Suboxone and related medicines) for Chronic Pain.

Dr Taylor Graduated with honors from Yale university, and with honors from Cornell Medical College, where he studied under Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD, one of the three doctors who developed methadone for treatment of Heroin addiction.

For internship and residency Dr. Taylor served at the university of Washington in Seattle, where the modern specialty of pain medicine was born.

Dr Taylor practiced Emergency Medicine for over 25 years and has previously been an emergency Department Medical Director.  He’s certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has twice been previously certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Taylor has been a mountain climber and a private pilot. He now prefers playing competitive duplicate bridge and attending opera performances.

Dr Thomas E. Simpson,  M.D

Dr Simpson attended the Bowman Gray school of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and performed his internship at the City Memorial Hospital in Winston- Salem, NC. His general surgery residency took place at the Mayo Graduate School of medicine in Rochester, MN

From 1983 to 1991, Dr Simpson was the Chief of General and Thoracic Section at the Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston Salem, NC. He was also a member of the search committee of the department of surgery Chief Bowman gray school of medicine, Winston- Salem, NC. With over 30 years of medical expertise, Dr Simpson has also published an important number of medical studies. He is also a board member of the Institute for Global Road Safety and Security (CU-IGRSS)

Veronica Southerland, DNP(s), FNP-BC, MSN, RN, BSW

 Veronica Southerland is a Licensed and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, holding license provided by the state of North Carolina to provide family-centered healthcare to patients of all ages.  Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process.

Her career began in nursing’s most crisis- oriented areas: such as the Emergency Departments, Cardiovascular, Trauma, Medical & Surgical Intensive Care Units, as well as Interventional Cardiac Procedural units.  After seeing that there was a health disparity in the underserved population, she began trying to close the gap of knowledge from hospitalization to care given in a patient’s home by which she opened a home health agency that serviced the state of North Carolina with 4 locations and South Carolina with 2 locations.