WellCrest was founded in 2011 by Dr. Norma Lopez, a board-certified family physician and board-certified addiction specialist who has dedicated her 25 year medical career to caring for patients in need. She has been treating patients with substance dependency issues since 2006, and her reputation as a kind, gentle, and very devoted doctor is well-known among her patients and colleagues.
From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Lopez was a family physician at a non-profit community health center in Port Chester, NY where she cared for underserved patients. From 2001 to 2010, she was Chief Medical Officer and family physician at the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Massachusetts, a large non-profit health center where she continued to provide medical care to patients in need.
In 2006, Dr. Lopez directed the startup and operation of the Lynn health center's first opiate addiction treatment center known as the STAR program, and was its chief physician and addiction specialist. Over the years at the STAR program, she was a staunch advocate for the care of patients suffering from substance dependency. In 2011, she opened WellCrest, her private practice in Lynnfield where she now works with patients to recover from years of opiate and alcohol dependency and to regain lives without the burden of addiction.
Dr. Lopez is ABAM board-certified in Addiction Medicine, ABFM board-certified in Family Medicine, ABPM board-certified in Medical Informatics, and holds a masters degree in Medical Management.