Coleman Lew Canny Bowen

Medical Director


Medical Director


McLeod Centers for Wellbeing is a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization working since 1969 to provide quality behavioral health services to adults over the age of 18 with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder. Programs are designed to treat the individual who is struggling, not just the disease of addiction, and to do so with dignity and respect. The organization serves an average of 3,900 patients daily through medication-assisted treatment, outpatient services, residential treatment, case management, and education across eight locations in Piedmont and Western North Carolina.

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This position will report directly to the President and supervise a team of providers, extenders, and nurses.


The individual who occupies this position will be expected to provide medical supervision and direction to all treatment programs.

Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Oversee all medical and nursing services provided by the organization and ensure coordination of care between the MH/SA services and primary providers as needed.
  • Foster a team of compassionate care providers who effectively treat patients with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain a regular presence at all programs, ensuring that all medical, psychiatric, nursing, pharmacy, toxicology, and other services offered are conducted in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Ensure there is adequate physician or extender coverage to deliver appropriate medical care, including the timely induction or continuation of opioid replacement medications such as methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder when appropriate.
  • Assess patients for admission and provide the required patient services or ensure that the needed services are provided by appropriately trained and licensed providers in compliance with federal and state regulations. (Note: due to the administrative and clinical duties of this role, it is anticipated to be 25 percent administrative and 75 percent clinical.)
  • Maintain proper documentation mandated by state and local regulations.
  • Engage as a member of the senior leadership team and participate in strategy and growth planning for the organization.
  • Ability to represent McLeod Centers in media and public speaking opportunities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged information.



  • Licensed physician in good standing.
  • Certification in addiction strongly preferred; experience with a dually diagnosed population preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working with an addiction population with at least one year of experience in the treatment of opioid addiction preferred.
  • Ability to supervise Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, nursing, and front-line staff.
  • Strong working knowledge of electronic medical records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, write clearly and informatively, and edit work for spelling and grammar.
  • Demonstrate sound and accurate judgment and experience including appropriate people in the decision-making process.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner; use reason when dealing with difficult topics.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet McLeod Centers’ standards of automobile insurability.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.


Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28209
Chris Shade, Consultant