Ralph F. Coleman, MD, an Addiction Medicine Specialist with Wilcrest Medical Center

Get to know Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr. Ralph F. Coleman, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.

Licensed to practice in the state of Texas, Dr. Coleman is a general practitioner and addiction medicine specialist who serves patients at his private practice, Wilcrest Medical Center, located in Houston.

Back in 1962, Dr. Coleman earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship at the University of Alabama Medical Center, followed by his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the same institute. Wanting to further his training, he completed his residency in psychiatry at Camarillo State Hospital. 

The holistic approach of general practice aims to take into consideration the biological, psychological, and social factors relevant to the care of each patient’s illness. In the medical profession, a general practitioner is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients. They manage types of illnesses that present in an undifferentiated way at an early stage of development, which may require urgent intervention.

Addiction medicine is a medical subspecialty that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and recovery of persons with addiction, of those with substance-related and addictive disorders, and of people who show unhealthy use of substances including alcohol, nicotine, prescription medicine, and other illicit and licit drugs. Addiction medicine specialists provide comprehensive care to improve the health outcomes for patients with a wide range of addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction, and pharmaceutical dependency.

Learn More about Dr. Ralph F. Coleman:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3576029-Ralph-Coleman-geriatrician-Houston-TX-77099

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