David Estrada holds a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Nursing from Ball State University. As a Registered Nurse, he has many years of experience on various units in hospital settings. He started his career in the medical/surgical unit, became a charge nurse, and later worked in critical care and the ER.
At Parkdale Center, David is often the one to welcome new patients and begin the intake process. This involves an interview about patients’ substance use and an assessment for mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. If needed, he then coordinates with our Medical Director to order the appropriate treatments.
As RN Case Manager, he works closely with most state monitoring programs and state boards to assist patients’ re-entry into their respective professions. He works hard to make sure our patients have solid plans in place and are set up for success. He believes discharge planning begins as soon as the patient walks in, and takes care to ensure each patient’s individual needs are addressed and met on a daily basis.
David has been in recovery from substance use since 2016. He is recently engaged, has one son and another on the way! With his background, he has a level of empathy, compassion and understanding of what it’s like to take the first steps of a “new beginning”. He tries to ensure our patients have everything they need on admission—hope.
To contact David, email email@example.com