About

AN
ADDICTION
RECOVERY
CENTER

Here at St. Kolbe-Puckett Center for Healing, we provide innovative outpatient medical treatment with the knowledge that facing addiction is difficult, and doing so without medical guidance or medication assistance often leads to lower success rates and higher rates of relapse.

We use a whole-patient approach that offers office-based, medication-assisted treatment and counseling that treats addiction.

OUR PURPOSE

We’re a nonprofit clinic in St. Joseph, Missouri dedicated to helping people facing addiction to drugs and alcohol find sustained recovery and holistic healing. Our main goal is to not turn anyone away who’s seeking recovery.

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We know that no single approach to addiction treatment is right for everyone. We identify the unique qualities in anyone seeking recovery and help connect them with individuals and organizations in our community who can work together to make their goal of recovery a success.

We take this approach from the power of our namesakes, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and young Mark Puckett, whose lives were lost to prevent others who would otherwise continue to suffer.  We exist to meet the needs of any person seeking treatment from addiction.

“When you lose your loved one, there’s nothing like it. When you watch your grandchildren go to a coffin and see their father deceased, or their mother, it’s not a good thing, they’re not coming back. We have to do something to stop it.”

MARK PUCKETT, CO-FOUNDER

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

St. Kolbe-Puckett Center for Healing was started to meet the needs of underserved Missouri communities dealing with opioid addiction. 

DUSTIN SMITH

Co-Founder and Medical Director

Dustin Smith, M.D., is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has dedicated his life to helping others. After graduating from medical school, he completed his residency in Texas and spent time abroad practicing medicine. He then moved to St. Joseph where he began working at Mosaic as an attending physician and assistant director. Dustin is a St. Louis native and uses telemedicine to treat patients. He is married to his wife, Stacy, and they have three sons, Sebastian, Lincoln, and Summit.

MARK PUCKETT

Co-Founder

Mark is a business owner in St. Joseph. He was motivated to open the St. Kolbe-Puckett Center for Healing by his own son’s death from an overdose. Mark’s primary motivation is that he doesn’t want to see another parent go through what he went through.

MEET OUR STAFF

We have an experienced staff of physicians, nurses, and credentialed counselors, each with years of experience in chemical dependency treatment.

KAITLYNN MCCRAY

Administrative Assistant

With three years of experience in professional office administrative assistant positions and a history of powerful performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, Kaitlynn manages administrative duties and patient relations for her colleagues at Saint Kolbe-Puckett Center for Healing.

As an Administrative Assistant, she ensures the smooth operation of the clinic with her knowledge of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and efficient handling of patient inquiries, consultations, and timely access to resources as required. Kaitlynn also provides support to the patients in their ongoing treatment with our program.

Kaitlynn also works at Mosaic Life Care in the radiology department and is a wife and mother outside of her professional work life.

Call Kaitlynn and schedule a consultation Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, phone number (816)259-5318.

CHARLEY LUNDY

Licensed Practical Nurse

Charley works to help individuals progress, help them adjust to life without drugs and teach individuals how to maintain sobriety.

Vacant

Licensed Professional Counselor

DR. INGRID CLARK

Medical Doctor

ABOUT OUR BOARD

The individuals who make up our board are not only members of the medical community, but also includes those who have successfully recovered from their own addiction, and family members who have been witness to this medical disease.

We collaborate with other community organizations to help those facing the challenge of addiction gather knowledge and skills. The patients we treat receive addiction education, financial planning, housing, stress reduction, physical health, family planning, and spiritual guidance.

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