The BlessingWay Program

The BlessingWay Program

The BlessingWay Program The BlessingWay Program The BlessingWay Program

  Personalized and Private Addiction Treatment for motivated patients

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The BlessingWay Approach to Addiction

The BlessingWay Program is a private, individualized treatment program for treating addiction of several kinds. Unlike other programs, you will not need to hit rock bottom, lose your job and your kids, before getting the help you need.  Maybe you've just realized you have lost control, and need to stop. Whether its alcohol, opiates, marijuana, tobacco, vaping, or food, we have the means to guide you through this safely and with great supports. We offer texting and televisits so you will not always need to miss work. We treat co-morbidities, like depression, anxiety, ADHD and chronic pain, that might have led you to your addiction. Your counseling is tailored to your needs.  Let's get your life back. 

We do not bill insurance but you will need health insurance to pay for labs and prescriptions. 

Our Programs


Opiate Addiction

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) with Suboxone for opiate addiction. 


Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

Medication and supportive counseling treatment for alcoholism


Food Addiction

Alcohol Use Disorder

Food Addiction

Medication and supportive counseling treatment for weight loss.

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Meet and Greet FREE

Free consultation to see if our program is right for you. 

Induction or Intake one time $150 NOW REDUCED TO $75

Our initial visit with you to initiate your program, which may last 1-4 hours.


Weekly monitoring $100/week NOW REDUCED TO $50

Our weekly sessions are one hour long to fine-tune and personalize your treatment.

Supportive Counseling cost varies

There are options for group therapy or individualized counseling, which may be billed to your insurance, or paid out of pocket. We partner with others for what works for you, including self-esteem building and art therapy.

Direct Primary Care Optional $50/month

Optional for patients who also wish to join our Cornerstone Family Medicine with Direct Care full spectrum family medicine practice, more information at our website www.cornerstonefamilydirect.org

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About Dr Michele Parker

Michele C Parker, MD, FAAFP, is a board-certified family physician who has been practicing in Gardner MA for 22 years. Her interests include addiction, women's health, compassionate care, and physician wellness.

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, before completing her family medicine residency at the University of California Los Angeles. She then completed a Rural Family Medicine Fellowship at Tacoma Family Medicine in Washington state, before serving two years in the Navajo Area Indian Health Service at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico. 

In 1996 she returned to her home state of Massachusetts with her husband, Dr. Michael Mutchler, where they have been in private practice and have owned Cornerstone Family Medicine since 2003. In 2019 they adopted the Direct Primary Care model of care, with more information available at www.cornerstonefamilydirect.org

Treating Addiction

Our addiction treatment is based on privacy and personalized care. Your issues are unique and individual. Many patients shy away from group interactions and disclosures. Medical treatment is more successful when paired with counselling tailored to your needs. Our philosophy is one of respect and connectivity. 

The Direct Primary Care Model

In the BlessingWay Program at Cornerstone Family Medicine, we don't bill your health insurance, but you may use your health insurance for laboratory testing or prescription medication costs. We work for you, the patient, without health insurance mandates, limitations in length of care, or other barriers. You have the option to become a primary care patient with the practice for an additional monthly membership fee.


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Contact Us

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or more information, or to schedule a Meet and Greet appointment.  

If calling after hours press 2 to speak with Dr Parker directly, or leave her a message. 

TEXT anytime (978) 396-2080 with questions

BlessingWay Program at Cornerstone Family Medicine

250 Green St, Suite 200, Gardner, MA 01440

Call (978) 669-0199 Afterhours Press 2 for Dr. Parker Text (978) 396-2080 Fax (978) 669-0054

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