Dr. John Umhau



Focus on the Family's Christian Counselors Network

Alcohol Use Disorder affects one in ten Americans, many of whom could benefit from medications proven to reduce harmful alcohol drinking. I adapt the most up to date medical treatment of alcohol use disorder and alcoholism to my patient’s individual situation. I give hope to those who find themselves thinking about alcohol to the exclusion of everything in else of value to them. I use video tele-medicine to connect easily to patients in Maryland and Virginia. On My website, AlcoholRecoveryMedicine.org, I share how medicine and diet can help restore a life threatened by alcohol; in Maryland or Virginia, I offer a free five minute consultation at (240)-801-3636.

Alcohol Use Disorder is a complex condition affecting different people in different ways. The most effective treatment is adapted to the individual and recognizes the importance of psychological, social, dietary, medical, and spiritual aspects of recovery. As a physician, I look for the latest scientific knowledge about treating alcohol use disorder and adapt this knowledge to each individual’s situation. The approach I recommend often involves non-addictive medications, counseling, and a specific diet to help the body recover from the damaging effects of excessive alcohol consumption. ​

For more than twenty years, I conducted clinical research on the treatment of alcohol use disorder at the National Institutes of Health. I am board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Preventive Medicine. In addition to my scientific and public health pursuits, I practice addiction medicine on limited basis in Maryland and Virginia. I completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, a MD at Wake Forest University, a MPH at Johns Hopkins University and a BS at Davidson College.

▪ From: $100 to: $100
▪ Sliding Scale: No
▪ Accepted payment methods: Discover, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard
▪ Offers free initial face-to-face visit: No
▪ Offers free phone consultations: Yes
▪ Accepting new clients: Yes
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        • Alcohol Recovery Medicine, Potomac, MD, 20854


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        Client Focus

        • Adults
        • Elders (65+)