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Meet the Staff

World Class Independently Licensed Staff

At The Hope House, our philosophy is treating the whole person. Our clients will receive unrivaled integrated and holistic care as expected from luxury residential treatment facilities.

The Hope House is comprised of a high functioning, inter-disciplinary team that includes independently licensed PhD Clinical Director, D.O. Medical Director, DNP-PMHNP Psychiatric Provider, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Practical Nurses, Behavioral Health Technicians, and Peer Support Professionals.

The Hope House also utilizes certified Peer Support Specialists to provide full time care for the client. Our entire staff is passionately committed to your recovery and we work together as a strong, talented team to support you and your family through this change process.

Dorothy Piekut, MD
Medical Director
Alex Spritzer, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP
Nurse Practioner

Alex Spritzer is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner & ANCB Certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Alex obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011 and completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2014 from Grand Canyon University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at both ASU & Grand Canyon University. He is currently a student at Washburn University, where he is completing post graduate studies in Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. He anticipates to graduate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in May 2020.

Alex started his career in an Ambulatory Family Medicine clinic in Beaverton, Oregon in 2014. He became skilled at diagnosing and treating a variety of common ailments across all age spans. He later specialized in Geriatric House Call Medicine where he treated medically complex & fragile patients at home. He found a calling in treating neuro-psychiatric conditions common with advanced aging such as dementias, depression, anxiety & mood disorders.

Alex moved from Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona in 2017 where he resumed treating medically fragile patients in both nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. During that time, he received a request to practice general medicine in the setting of substance use and abuse. Since that time, Alex developed a passion for substance addicted populations and returned to school for further studies. In the years that followed his return to Phoenix, Alex became board certified as an Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Realizing that substance abuse and dual psychiatric mental health conditions go in tandem, he made the choice to pursue psychiatric studies to be able to provide more comprehensive and evidence-based care to his patients.

Alex has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2017 and has provided first hand oversight of medically complex detox cases ranging from alcohol, benzodiazepine, opioid, stimulant, and other-psychoactive and non-psychoactive substances. He successfully treated thousands of patients both at the detox level and at residential, partial hospitalization—php, and intensive outpatient therapy.

Hobbies include music, playing guitar, cooking, comedy and voice impersonations. Alex remains steadfast in imploring the most current—evidenced based therapies and diagnostic algorithms to help his patients obtain accurate diagnoses and precise treatment of their addiction, psychiatric and medical challenges.

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