Physicians

Our Physicians

Richard L. Sherman, D.O.

Serving Palmetto & Southwest Carolina Treatment Centers

Dr. Sherman graduated from Des Moines University with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medical Degree and completed two residencies, one in Family Practice and the second in Anesthesiology and subsequently worked in private practice. Dr. Sherman’s expertise is in addiction,

Dr. Sherman founded our first program, Western Carolina Treatment Center in 1998, in part due to do his own personal journey with addiction. Over the last two decades, Dr. Sherman has continued his passion in our field and founded three more programs; currently serving as co-owner and Medical Director in both of our Palmetto and Southwest Carolina Treatment Centers. Dr. Sherman has also been serving as Medical Director for The Phoenix Center (formally the Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) in Greenville S.C. for the last twenty years.
Dr. Sherman is highly recognized due to his longstanding contribution in the field of addiction and for being the ultimate patient advocate.

Attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa

Residencies in Family Practice and Anesthesiology


Stephen Loyd, M.D.

Serving New Hope Treatment Center

Dr. Loyd joined New Hope Treatment Center as the medical director in 2018. A nationally recognized thought leader and clinician, Dr. Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. His background includes service as Medical Director and Assistant Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Addiction Medicine Specialist

Medical License for Tennessee presently active


A. Dale Nash, M.D.

Serving Western Carolina Treatment Center

Dr. Allan Dale Nash, joined Western Carolina Treatment Center as the Medical Director in June 2009. He is a Board Certified Internist having earned his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Kansas School Of Medicine. He maintains an internal medicine private practice in Brevard, NC where he’s been practicing medicine for over 45 years. Dr. Nash has a passion for serving others as was shown during his time volunteering as a physician in Nigeria. He really is a natural at connecting with patients on a level that makes them feel heard and honoring their space. The thing he enjoys most about his work at Western Carolina is being part of a committed community working on recovery.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Medical License for State of North Carolina – presently active.

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