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


R. Van Grubbs, M.D.

Serving Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center

Dr. Grubbs joined Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center as co-owner and Physician in April 2014. He has had over thirty years of experience in practicing medicine and surgery. Dr. Grubbs obtained his Medical Doctor Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Charleston, SC. He then completed his General Surgical Residency and went on to work in private practice General Surgery for an outstanding 30 years. Since retiring from surgery, Dr. Grubbs enjoys seeing people in our programs as he helps them achieve their goals.

American Board Surgery Certified

Medical License for South Carolina 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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