Dr. Barbara Krantz, D.O., M.S.- Nuclear Medicine
Director of Medical Services and Medical Director of Research
Dr. Barbara Krantz is the Director of Medical Services and the Medical Director of Research at Hanley Center. She is an expert on the national and local prescription pain medication epidemic, and the medical science behind the disease of addiction. At Hanley Center, Dr. Krantz leads a collaborative study with Scripps Florida and the University of Miami to identify effective and innovative treatment therapies and relapse triggers. She also is an advocate of SPECT brain scanning to help more effectively diagnose and treat the disease of addiction. Under her direction, Hanley Center became one of the country’s first addiction treatment centers to obtain a SPECT scan machine.
Prior to joining Hanley in 2001, Dr. Krantz was the medical director at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies. From 1987 to 1999, she was the medical director at Cornerstone, a substance abuse treatment program at Wellington Regional Medical Center, and maintained a private family practice that included pediatrics and geriatrics.
Dr. Krantz has taught medicine at Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach and University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She lectures on numerous topics, including the bio-chemistry of the brain as it relates to addiction.
In 2010, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) inducted Dr. Krantz into their Fellow program for her substantial and lasting contributions to the field of Addiction Medicine. The Palm Beach County Medical Society honored Dr. Krantz in 2008 with its Heroes in Medicine award for her leadership, philanthropy and commitment to the field of medicine. In 2007, the Medical Review Officer Certification Council certified Dr. Krantz as a Medical Review Officer to evaluate workplace drug and alcohol test results.
She completed her family practice residency at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. She earned a master’s of science degree at the University of Miami and a bachelor’s of science from Manhattanville College in New York.
Dr. Krantz is a member of the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, American College of Family Practitioners, American Osteopathic Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.