Dr. Rick Hoover

Dr. Rick Hoover is based in Gautier, MS and has been in practice for almost 25 years. He received his Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern University College in 1994. He is deeply integrated with the community and is often part of group efforts such as soup kitchens or overnight housing for the homeless. Currently, he is affiliated with Singing River Hospital and Merit Health Biloxi for treatment of opiate addition. He specializes in medication-assisted treatment of opiate addiction using SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) and is certified to write this class of medicine.

Celena Hoover

A caring and committed counselor, Celena was born and raised in south Mississippi and is deeply involved with the community. Her strength lies in her ability to keep an open mind and help patients based on their individual needs. As she says, “Everyone has a story. Let’s start a new and better chapter.” Her support plays an important part in our patients’ ability to maintain permanent sobriety. She has a degree in Human Services from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.


Our staff

Qunetha Smith
Qunetha Smith
Office Staff / Medical Assistant
Cindy Cole
Cindy Cole
Drug Screens / Medical Assistant

The Clinic

The clinic strives to be a warm and welcoming environment for people seeking opiate withdrawal treatment. We are focused on providing the best methods and approach to minimize the mental and physical effects of opioid withdrawal. We are registered with SAMHSA.

Our services include:

  • Medical and clinical assessment of addiction and health status
  • Customized treatment based on addiction, history and counseling needs
  • Continuous support based on individualized medication and counseling plan
  • Referral to local agencies and professionals for any other services the patient needs