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Mark Peterson


Dr. Mark Peterson

Medical Director

Dr. Peterson is a 1974 graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry/Addiction and Eating Disorders.

Dr. Peterson served as the Chief of Psychiatric Services at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Yokosuka, Japan, and has held several Medical Director positions in the past. He has worked in the community mental health setting and in private practice and has gained a wealth of knowledge while doing this work. As a past recipient of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Physician’s Recognition Award, Dr. Peterson has presented many presentations and authored publications in Psychiatry and Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Peterson has served in this position since the opening of the Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Peterson enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents. He is an avid reader, who enjoys time with his family and pets.

Julie Munson-Jackson


Dr. Julie Munson-Jackson

Addiction Medical Specialist

Dr. Munson- Jackson is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

She is graduate of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at UT Family Practice/ Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. She has worked in private practice as a family physician for several years and is currently Medical Director for the City of Chattanooga’s Well Advantage Health Center. She joined the team at Focus in 2014 and has been able to utilize her broad medical experience to help manage patients with complex medical diagnoses as they are going through treatment.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, hiking, kayaking, running and attending concerts.