Dr. Norma Lopez has dedicated her 25-year career as a physician to caring for patients in need, and has been treating patients with substance dependency issues since 2006. Over the years, she has earned a reputation as a gentle, compassionate, and very devoted doctor among her patients and colleagues. 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 from Carnegie Mellon University.
She began her career in 1992 as a family physician at a non-profit community health center in Port Chester, NY, where she cared for the area's underserved patients for nine years. In 2001, she accepted a position as Chief Medical Officer and family physician at the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Massachusetts, a large multi-specialty non-profit health center where she continued to provide medical care to patients in need.
In 2006, Dr. Lopez managed the startup and operation of the health center's new opioid addiction treatment facility known as the S.T.A.R. program, where she was able to help many patients in the area suffering from opioid addiction, and was its chief physician and addiction specialist until 2010.
In 2011, Dr. Lopez founded WellCrest, a private practice in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, where she currently specializes in helping patients to recover from opioid and alcohol dependency.