Michael Sprintz, DO, DFASAM
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Sprintz is a national subject matter expert on chronic pain. Dr. Sprintz is triple board-certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Anesthesiology, and is personally in recovery for over 20 years. He has a passion to help others achieve a better quality of life, both physically and emotionally, and improve their relationships with family, friends, and themselves.
Dr. Sprintz currently serves as a member of the FDA’s Analgesic and Anesthetic Drug Products Advisory Committee and was a member of the Joint Commission Standards Review Panel for Pain Assessment and Management, as well as the Joint Commission’s Technical Advisory Panel for Pain Assessment and Management in Behavioral Healthcare. Dr. Sprintz was Past-President of the Texas Society of Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Drug Testing Expert Panel. Currently, Dr. Sprintz serves as a member of ASAM’s Practice Management and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Pain and Addiction Educational Program Planning Committee, as well as a member of the ASRA/ASA working group on Substance Use Disorders, which is creating the foundational guidance for pain doctors and anesthesiologists throughout the country by defining the educational needs and skill sets necessary for pain doctors and anesthesiologists to effectively identify and manage complex pain patients and substance use disorders.
Additionally, Dr. Sprintz founded ilumHealth and Cellarian, Inc., which develop innovative software that helps healthcare providers identify and help their patients who may be struggling with dependency on prescription drugs and other addictive substances get the care they need as fast as possible.
Kasia Theriot, NP
Kasia is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She holds a national certification with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She was born and raised in the Florida panhandle and moved to the Houston area in 2010. She obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Nursing from Florida State University and completed her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2019. Kasia has worked as a registered nurse since 2008 and brings over 13 years of medical experience to her role. She has spent over 6 years in the field of pain management, both as an RN and Nurse Practitioner.
Outside of work, Kasia enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Most of her free time is spent at the ballpark watching her oldest daughter play softball.
Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDC
Director of Behavioral Health
Peter has been in the behavior health profession for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. He has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the state of Texas for 18 years. He is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist and a Certified Designated Employer Representative Trainer (CDERT). As a CDERT, he educates and trains business owners, managers, and HR and Safety Professionals on implementing workplace strategies for addressing employee substance misuse/abuse.
Peter began his behavioral health career in community-based mental health facilities in his hometown of Memphis, TN. Providing assessments/evaluations, substance use disorder (SUD) counseling, case management services, and program oversight for individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders laid the foundation for his professional journey. After moving to Dallas, Texas 26 years ago, he was instrumental in developing a substance abuse prevention program for at-risk youth in South Dallas. The program served over 500 at-risk youth. He also provided substance use disorder (SUD) counseling services for CPS clients, homeless women and children, and prison inmates at a local criminal justice facility. Since relocating to Houston 16 years ago, he has provided substance abuse counseling services and program oversight in an acute care hospital as well as residential and outpatient treatment settings. For a period of 3 years, he served as program director for a comprehensive IOP treatment program specializing in chronic pain, dependency, and Opioid Use Disorders.
Peter was recently elected to the Texas Certification Board (TCB). He is the Immediate-Past President of the Houston Chapter for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In addition, in August 2020 he was selected to serve on the National Association for Addiction Professionals’ (NAADAC), inaugural committee on Critical Issues in the Black Community.
In January of 2013, he became an entrepreneur. He is the President/CEO of National Workplace Prevention Resources, LLC. Peter has been a tremendous advocate for reducing the stigma and shame employees in recovery face in the workplace. Peter was voted Member of the Year for the Houston Chapter TAAP in 2018 and Counselor of the Year in 2016. He has received recognition for his dedication and commitment to the field of addiction and his volunteer spirit for giving back to his community. Peter is actively involved in outreach and community engagement in the recovery community. He presents at local, state, and national addiction studies conferences. He is dedicated to bringing these skills and experiences to help Sprintz Center patients.