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Mark M. Gerges, MD is the Director of Utilization Review for Lakeview Health. He leads a team of six physicians who oversee admissions and regulatory compliance. Dr. Gerges reviews and edits content for RecoveryConnection.com to ensure that we are delivering the most accurate information available in the addiction treatment and recovery space.
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