On our January 29th program, Eddie and Margaret will be joined by Dr. Blake Fagan.

Blake Fagan, MD, is the Chief Education Officer and a family physician at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC. Dr. Fagan is also the medical director for MAHEC Family Health Center’s office-based opioid treatment program and chair of the WNC Substance Use Alliance’s committee on safe opioid prescribing and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). He has been practicing family medicine in Buncombe County for 19 years and sees patients of all ages including children. Dr. Fagan also provides prenatal care for pregnant women and delivers babies. One of his former patients, who was the parent of children he delivered, died of an opioid overdose in 2014. That tragic event inspired him to become a champion for opioid misuse prevention and treatment efforts. Since 2014, Dr. Fagan has directed MAHEC’s opioid treatment program and has delivered safe opioid prescribing and MAT education to thousands of healthcare providers and community members across the state.