Overcoming Addictions LLC

Our Team

Dr. Fred Everett - CEO

The core of the treatment center dates back to the year 2003. It was then that Dr. Fred Everett, who practiced internal medicine for 50 years, had just come to Minneapolis for the first time. He joined Johnson Street Clinic, a small independent general medical clinic where he soon found he was treating an exceptional number of patients whose doctors had given them years of high dose narcotics for chronic pain conditions. It was difficult to reduce or shift their medications until Suboxone became available that year. After educating himself on the medication’s details, he found amazing transformations in the lives of those he treated. Soon three other Physicians joined to care for 120 Suboxone patients monthly. He continued that at his new Addiction Care Practitioner Clinic on Douglas Drive in Crystal until he retired in 2015.

But he and Art Fretag deeply missed the satisfaction, meaningfulness, and joy of being part of rebuilding the lives of those suffering from addiction.

They founded Overcoming Addictions at 8100 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis in 2019. It is intensely patient-focused, with immediate no barriers to access by a single call to 833-811-9111

Featuring personal,all-digital, low cost, cutting edge, face-to-face, at-your-convenience telemetry visits with free 24/7 physician phone assessment and support. They were fortunate to engage several exceptional multi- board-certified empathetic decade experienced treatment specialists.

Dr. Everett coordinates patient communications, services and care. The great number of Five-Star satisfied patients testifies to the results they have achieved, the unmet needs they have filled and the lives they have helped restore.

Scott Everett - CFO

Scott is greatly overqualified for his role with Overcoming Addictions.

But he came on board because of his love of challenges, finding better solutions, and improving satisfaction.

Having obtained Advanced Degrees from three universities in electrical engineering, computers and business, he worked with Lucent, Alcatel, Dish, AT&T, Nokia and Verizon, among others leading teams providing software solutions and overseeing 100 colleagues and 10 million-dollar budgets which has taken him to nearly 30 countries around the world.

He is very approachable,loves teaching, motorcycles, cooking and Portugal. He is dedicated to finding better solutions to problems and focused on making your experience at Overcoming Addictions the best, most hassle-free, rewarding experience possible.

Heather Teske

Heather Teske, APRN, PMHNP, a certified psychiatric nurse practitioner at Overcoming Addictions LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers skilled and compassionate care to people with substance use and mental health disorders.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, Heather received her Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

Heather has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She diagnoses and treats people with addictions and serious and persistent mental illnesses; high-risk detoxification patients; and those with complex medical, chemical, and mental health needs.

As a specialist in MAT, Heather supports each patient through a safe detox and provides the comprehensive mental health care needed to maintain a successful recovery. She also has experience treating people with a wide range of mental health disabilities, including personality disorders and intellectual disabilities.

In addition to being an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), Heather is certified to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and holds an X waiver. The X waiver is a license allowing her to prescribe buprenorphine to outpatients as part of their MAT detox from an opioid use disorder.

Before becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Heather proudly served as a sergeant in the US Army, where she received medic training. She remains active in the US Army National Guard.

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