Birmingham Doctor Testifies at U.S. Senate HELP Subcommittee Hearing

Dr. Stephen TaylorMedical Director of NBA’s Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program and CMO of Pathway Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Division offers perspective about mental health and substance abuse

WASHINGTON — Today, Dr. Stephen Taylor of Birmingham testified in a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security hearing titled “A Crisis in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care.”

Dr. Taylor is currently completing his 13th season as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Division and is President-Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. During the hearing, Dr. Taylor spoke about the work that is needed to combat the mental health crisis in our country.

Senator Tuberville (R-AL), Alabama’s voice on the Senate HELP Committee, introduced Dr. Taylor to fellow committee members:

“Dr. Taylor is uniquely positioned to understand exactly the scope and extent of the incredible mental health crisis we are experiencing in this country. This crisis affects children and adults of all ages and walks of life.”

“I’m incredibly proud to have someone like Dr. Taylor working on these issues in the great state of Alabama, and I look forward to partnering with him moving forward to help keep up those efforts.”

Remarks from Senator Tuberville and Dr. Taylor can be viewed here.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.