James W. Finch, MD

Medication and Behavioral Assisted Treatment for Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors
Professional Background
Fellowship: Duke University Division of Family Practice
                     Family Medicine Clinical Teaching Fellowship
                     Durham, NC 1984 - 1985
Residency:  Lancaster General Hospital Family Practice Residency (Temple Univ. affiliated)
                     Lancaster, PA 1981 - 1984
Medical:      University of South Florida College of Medicine
                     Tampa, FL 1978 - 1981
                     Degree:  M.D.
Premedical: University of Florida
                     Gainesville, FL 1976 - 1978
                     Major: Zoology
Undergrad:  Florida State University
                     Tallahassee, FL 1967 - 1972
                     Degree: B.S. Psychology
North Carolina License to Practice Medicine 
Certified American Society of Addiction Medicine 1994
Certified American Board of Family Practice since 1984
Certified American Board of Medical Examiners 1981
Certified Authorization to prescribe buprenorphine (Subutex/Suboxone) 2003

Private Practice, Addiction Medicine, Durham, NC, June 2002 - present

Medical Director, Southlight Wakeview Methadone Treatment Center, Raleigh, NC, 1998 - 2007
Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Services, Durham County Mental Health Center, Durham, NC, 1990 – 2006 
Director, Community-Based Substance Abuse Hospital Consult Project, Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Triangle Park, NC, 1995-1997 
Education Director, Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1991-1999
Assistant Director/Medical Director, Duke Alcoholism and Addictions Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1987 - 1989
Assistant Professor, Duke Family Practice Residency Program, Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC, 1985-1990
Medical Director, Oakleigh at Durham, Residential Treatment Program for Substance Abuse, Durham, NC, 1987

Medical Consultant, Durham County Substance Abuse Services, Durham, NC, 1985 - 1990

Detoxification Counselor, Cambridge City Hospital Alcohol Detoxification Unit, Cambridge, MA 1974 - 1976