Missouri Rehab Treatment Team

MIA employs some of Missouri’s leading addiction treatment experts. Our multi-disciplinary team functions as a whole to provide some of the leading treatment in the area. Our team has collectively been in the addiction field for over a century and has attended some of the most prestigious schools including Yale University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Michigan, University of Iowa, University of Missouri and more. Our staff members also hold advanced degrees as well as some of the highest licensure and credentials available in the field.

We believe that the staff members we utilize are just as important as the rehab program itself. We encourage you to sit down and really get to know our staff and you will understand just how invested in you we all are.

St. Louis Team  |  Kansas City Team

-Your Advocates-

Scott McKinney, MS, PhD

At the very core, Midwest Institute for Addiction strives to continually improve programs and increase access to those we serve. Our outcomes are measured both as clinical measurements and satisfaction among our clients and their families. From our responsiveness to first-time callers and those seeking help finding treatment, to our continued care and support to our clients and their families well beyond typical treatment times, we aim to guide individuals, couples, and families to a better life than the one they had when coming to our programs. Substance use treatment, mental health, and behavioral healthcare should be welcoming, accessible, and effective. You will find this and more at Midwest Institute for Addiction’s facilities.

Erik Petersen, DO
Vice President & CMO

Dr. Petersen is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He trained in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Texas A&M Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.  He is an American Board of Internal Medicine certified physician that has practiced Emergency Medicine for 12 years.  Over the years, he has seen so many families who have suffered devastation from opiate addiction.  He has since developed a passion for Addiction Medicine and the incredible feeling it brings when you see a patient move toward recovery.  Dr. Petersen is determined to build a program that truly has a person-centered focus.



Molly Bergamini MSW, LCSW
Senior Executive Director & CCO

Molly Bergamini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who ensures the clinical and ethical soundness of our programs and practices. She works to ensure programs and practices meet and exceed the standards set at each State level, by CARF International, and as identified in the analysis of internal data on outcomes and overall satisfaction.


Philip-GogelPhilip F. Gogel, MD, MBA
St. Louis Medical Director

Dr. Philip Gogel acts as Medical Physician at the Midwest Institute for Addiction. As such, he is responsible for all medical issues that arise during the course of substance abuse treatment at the Institute. Dr. Gogel earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training was in General Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospitals and in Family Medicine at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.


Kindra Dohrman
Executive Director – Kansas City Facility

More info to come…


Philip-GogelGregory Buhler, DO
Kansas City Medical Director

Dr. Gregory Buhler acts as Medical Physician at the Midwest Institute for Addiction. As such, he is responsible for all medical issues that arise during the course of substance abuse treatment at the Institute. Dr. Buhler specializes in addiction medicine, family medicine, and pain management. This combination allows MIA to to treat substance use as well as common factors in those dealing with chemical dependence.

Dr-JimJim Eubanks, MD, DC, MS
Educational Consultant

James (“Jim”) E. Eubanks, Jr., MD, DC, MS, is a Resident Physician in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He earned his MD at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University with Distinction in Research.

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Jim earned a bachelor of arts (BA) in philosophy with honors from Furman University in Greenville, SC. While at Furman, he began formal training in mindfulness studies under the direction of David E. Shaner, PhD. In 2005, Jim attended Logan University in St. Louis, MO, where he earned a bachelor of science (BS), master of science (MS) in sports science and rehabilitation, and a doctor of chiropractic (DC).

Jim moved back to Charlotte in 2010 and completed a first-of-its-kind clinical fellowship in Primary Spine Care at OrthoCarolina Spine Center from 2011-2013 under the direction of the late Craig D. Brigham MD. He joined the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) as a musculoskeletal medicine consultant and clinical policy developer for a partnership with eviCore Healthcare from 2012-2014.

While in medical school, Jim served as the Orthopedics and PM&R Scholar for Osmosis Medical Education, a project supported through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2015, he completed an eight-week medical externship through Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine’s department of PM&R at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Jim was awarded the 1st place 2016 Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the Medical Student Research Award by Brody School of Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Eubanks serves on the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) “Musculoskeletal MedEd” coalition, which seeks to standardize the musculoskeletal medicine training in US medical schools. He is also founder and principle of PhysiatryNow.