Paula Donnelly Cook, MD was born and raised in Zimbabwe and made her way to the United States to obtain her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degrees at the University of Utah. She completed the St. Mark's Family Medicine Residency as

chief resident, and University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine, is board eligible for Integrative Medicine, and will be ACLM certified in 2023.

Paula has been taking care of persons with substance use disorders in many settings including primary care, street medicine, outpatient, IOP, residential, OTP

(methadone clinic) and inpatient. She has experience consulting, teaching, and leading, and continues to look for ways to bring harm reduction, lifestyle medicine, and integrative medicine to people who use drugs or have substance use disorders, with a fundamental belief that all people deserve to live their best lives. In her voluminous extra time, she runs in the mountains, rides one of her many bicycles, swims in any body of water, practices yoga and Qi Gong and loves really hard on her husband, 4 children and 3 grandbabies. 

Check out Dr. Cook's interview on PBS NewsHour

Darlene Petersen, MD is a community-based physician board certified in family and addiction medicine; specializing in integrating addiction medicine in a primary care setting. She graduated from Ross University, School of Medicine and completed her post graduate training at St. Marks Family Medicine where she served as chief resident. She continues to be heavily involved in policy at both the local and national level including her past appointment as a committee member on the National Quality Forum’s opioid technical response panel and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Opioid Advisory Committee and has served on her local hospitals controlled substance committee. She has served as president of the Utah Academy of Family Physicians and currently chairs the legislative committee. Dr. Petersen is passionate about teaching medical students, residents and community physicians alike to reduce the stigma of addiction medicine treatment. She enjoys meandering hikes through the mountains with her husband,  mountain biking, kayaking, a meal with friends and a good book. When that is not enough, she enjoys rearranging flowers in her ever-growing garden and spending as much time with her daughter as she will allow. 

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