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Meet the Team

Start Fresh Recovery is composed of a team of professionals that are passionate about unlocking the potential of each and everyone one of their patients through The Start Fresh Program®.

Dr. George Fallieras
Medical Director

Dr. Mark Krugman
Lead Surgeon

Terry Ladow M.S.
Life Coaching Director

Dr. George N. Fallieras comes from a family of physicians.  Dr. Fallieras grew up in Tampa, Florida, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida.  He obtained his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, and did his residency training in New Orleans at the Tulane Health Science Center/Charity Hospital.  Dr. Fallieras is double board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  He has extensive emergency room, hospital inpatient, ICU, inpatient and outpatient detoxification, and outpatient recovery experience.  He has served as the Medical Director for multiple large Inpatient Hospitalist programs.  He is passionate about international medicine and serves on twice yearly missions trips to rural Dominican Republic and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Dr. Fallieras has served as expert commentary on multiple news, television, and radio outlets.

Dr. Fallieras has always taken a keen interest in addiction medicine, in particular alcohol and opiate abuse.  He has provided care to countless alcoholic and addicted patients in the acute hospital setting.  He has seen innumerable cases of suffering individuals literally drinking themselves to death.  With dread, he has made those difficult calls to parents notifying them of their child’s overdose and death.   He has witnessed the profound physical and emotional burden that alcohol and drug abuse inflicts upon the individual and their families.  He has seen the disappointment and shame in the eyes of very good and determined individuals who desperately want to quit drinking but are held down by the firm grasp of addiction.  Like most people, he has first hand knowledge of family members and loved ones who have endured this common struggle.

Dr. Fallieras is pleased to be Medical Director of Start Fresh Recovery.  He is dedicated to this cause. He has faith in rehabilitation and prevention.  He has established ethical and effective protocols.  He demands excellence and dedication from his staff.  He believes addiction is a chronic “brain disease” and requires comprehensive treatment (including physical and laboratory evaluation, vitamin and nutrient repletion, nutritional support, safe and comfortable detoxification, medications to eliminate or reduce cravings, psychological attention, emotional regulation, behavioral modification to identify/address/avoid/extinguish triggers, and long-term attention and surveillance(group setting and support most effective.))

Dr. Krugman graduated from University of Maryland medical school with the prestigious honor of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Krugman performed internships and residencies in surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  After serving as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps at Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Dr. Krugman joined the faculty at the UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery, after which he decided to expand his education and began a second training in plastic surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He is Board Certified by the American board of Plastic Surgery and has practiced in Orange County, California for over 25 years.

Dr. Krugman is currently a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He also holds membership in the following medical organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Dr. Krugman’s Surgery Center in the Tustin/Santa Ana area is a fully accredited facility, staffed with highly trained, board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

Local and national publications have recognized Dr. Krugman as a leading plastic surgeon. In the past several years, he has been named by his peers as one of “The Best Doctors” in Orange County, as well as one of the “Physicians of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association. Honorees are published in Orange Coast Magazine.He has authored and co-authored over 50 articles and book reviews in the medical literature, and currently teaches at UC Irvine.

Terry Ladow, M.S. CADC II CCR M-RAS, is the head of the Start Fresh Recovery individually tailored counseling/life coaching program.  Terry is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with many years of experience. In addition, he holds a Masters Degree in Human Behavior.  Terry is a proud husband, father, and grandfather.  He has 24 years of sobriety.

Terry has been a counselor, advocate, and personal life coach for individuals struggling with addiction for over 20 years.  With hismasters level education, personal experience, and years of professional service, Terry is particularly effective at assisting his clients on theirindividualjourney of recovery and self-realization.  By assisting individuals to identify negative thought patterns and unhealthy choices, his clients can recognize, confront, avoid, and extinguish personal triggers.

Under the care of Terry Ladow, the psycho-social component of Start Fresh Recovery will identify and allow you to deal with the triggers and stressors that aggravate your addiction.  Negative and destructive behavioral patterns will be replaced with healthy and restorative decisions.  In addition, Group support and networks will be established to assist in both the short-term, and in maintenance for long-term sobriety.