Mental Wellness Wednesday with UnitedHealthcare: Addiction Rise During Pandemic & Getting Help


In honor of the Mental Wellness Awareness Month, every Wednesday we will be hosting a different discussion with an expert from UnitedHealthcare. The interview will air on ABC11 on May 26, 2021.
Dr. Michelle Bucknor will speak about the increase in drug addiction since March 2020 and how to get help.

Supplier biography

Dr. Michelle Bucknor

Dr Bucknor is the Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Community Health Plan in North Carolina. She has diverse clinical and administrative experience in academia, community health, hospital and managed care settings with a focus on vulnerable populations, holding various leadership roles with Community Care of North Carolina, Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties and Advance Community. Health. With over 20 years of pediatric experience, Dr. Bucknor understands that up to 80% of what influences a person’s health has nothing to do with clinical care. She is committed to improving the overall health of communities by working with community partners to address these social determinants of health.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Dillard University (New Orleans), an MBA in Health and Health Care Administration from Avila University (Kansas City), and a Doctor of Medicine. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is married with seven children and a fur baby. When not focused on improving the health care system for all, Dr. Bucknor enjoys reading and spending time in nature, which includes gardening, boating and traveling to her “happy place”. – the beach.

UnitedHealthcare’s the mission is to “help people live healthier lives”.

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