Dr. Jones came onboard the New Beginnings at Lake Charles Team in 2016 as Medical Director. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University then went onto Tulane Medical School. She briefly left Louisiana for a research fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine. After completing her fellowship, she moved back to New Orleans only to be displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Jones then found herself in Delaware where she concluded her residency in Internal Medicine at Christiana Care/Jefferson Health Services.
She is currently a member in good standing with the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners, American Medical Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the Louisiana Chapter of ASAM and the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).
Dr. Jones has a strong medical background and has worked in various areas of medicine including complicated chronic medical diseases, pain recovery and research. However, her interest and passion lies in Addiction Medicine. She has been a Certified Buprenorphine Treatment Physician since 2009 and is dedicated to advancing the medical care and dispelling the environment of shame for patients with substance use disorders.
As Medical Director, Dr. Jones’ oversees the overall function of the Medical and Nursing Departments. Her duties at New Beginnings at Lake Charles include the consultation, evaluation and treatment of patients with substance use disorders, as well as addressing complex co-occurring disorders. She provides onsite medical care for all our patients participating in our Inpatient Program and is responsible for monitoring their medical and general treatment plan regime. Dr. Jones works closely with the Director of Nursing to ensure the patients are receiving the best medical care possible.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Sulphur, LA. When she is not treating patients, she is busy enjoying time with her family and 2 dogs. A chef and artist at heart, Dr. Jones loves to cook for friends and family and spend time in her painting studio. And when weather permits you can find her playing golf with her dad.