Alvin D. Pelt, MD, FASAM.

(Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine)

Dr. Pelt is a well-known and respected addiction psychiatrist in the Central Ohio area where he began his practice in 1989. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Wayne State University School of Medicine.


Dr. Pelt is Board Certified with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, with additional certification in

Addiction Psychiatry; he is also a Diplomate of the American board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). 


He has memberships with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the American Academy of Addiction

Psychiatrist (AAAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). 


Dr. Pelt has current affiliation with Ohio University as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and formerly with The Ohio State University.

In 2002, Dr. Pelt was part of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN) that

conducted the initial human trials for Buprenorphine, a medicine use for the treatment of opiate addiction. He has

over twenty-five years of experience in treating addictions; with specialization in alcohol and opiate




Marlene (Marty) Miller, CEO

Ms. Miller has a long history of working with non-profit organizations where she used her programming, public relations and government affairs experience to bring about impactful changes for individuals, families and communities.  She is the former CEO for Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers. Under her leadership, the company grew its capacity to serve more patients and stabilized their financial position.  In addition, the company forged significant community partnerships with major hospital systems, learning institutions and others. 


Ms. Miller’s past positions include: President & CEO of Miller Public Relations, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Progress, Executive Vice President for the National Urban Policy Institute; Corporate Vice President, Mount Carmel Health Systems and Vice President for Community and Government Affairs for the Franklin County Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board.


She is currently serving as a Community Engagement Consultant with Franklin County Public Health and she is also the part time Chief Executive Officer for The Pelt Clinic, a newly created substance abuse disorder clinic.  In addition, Ms. Miller is an Executive Consultant for Strategy, Communications and Multicultural Outreach at Intelligent Demand, a business-to-business marketing company.  She also serves on Intelligent Demand’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.


Ms. Miller is a member of the Whitehall Education Foundation Board and active member of Love Zion Baptist Church. Her former board appointments include Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers and Mary-haven Inc.  She earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University and was honored to be among 66 individuals selected nationwide by the Kellogg Foundation to provide input on building sustainable community-based programs.



Patricia Bailey CNP, PhD, APRN

Patricia Bailey has been practicing as an Advanced Practice Nurse since 2009 in a variety of settings. She is dual board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). 

Her philosophy of treatment is based on patient-centered care.  She believes that the goal of treatment is recovery and it is important for those with a mental illness to be an integral part of their recovery process regarding decisions, programs, support groups, medication regimens.


She has a strong interest in Addiction Medicine. With the current opioid crisis, she advocates to decrease the stigma associated with addiction by reinforcing that addiction is a chronic, but treatable disease, and by providing these same individuals with access to holistic care.  Her clinical experience includes primary care, internal medicine, occupational medicine, and addiction medicine. 


She is also an Associate Professor with Chamberlain University.  Her credentials include the following:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Kellogg Community College  
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Otterbein University
  • Doctorate Degree- PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University

Print Publications:


  • Bailey, P. (2017). The Basics of Coding and Billing. In Letz, K. & Romeo, E. (Eds), The NP Guide: Essential knowledge for nurse practitioner practice(3rd ed.)  Sunnyvale, CA: Letz.

Deborah Kilgore, DBA, RN, Compliance Officer

Deborah Kilgore has 44 years of nursing experience and has worked in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings, focusing on mental health and substance abuse disorder (SUD) in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant nurse manager, nurse manager, and nursing supervisor. She has, also, served as a director of an interdisciplinary team serving patients in a SUD medically assisted service department. 


Her education includes an associate degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resource management, a master’s degree in business management, and a doctorate degree in business management.


Deborah is a patient advocate and has been a “collaborator” throughout her entire career, equipping her with the desire to offer anything she can to improve patient care outcomes. Her belief is that all health care professionals have a responsibility to assist patients with their recovery process. This process incorporates prevention and education, identification of referral for treatment, and provision of re-entry into family, work, and school, upon successful completion of rehabilitation.


Our Location

134 Northwoods Boulevard, Suite B-1, Columbus, OH 43235 (center courtyard entrance)


Office Number: + 1 (614) 706-0269
Email: mainstream@thepeltclinic.com