Dr. Abe Malkin, MD MBA is a California native, growing up in Los Angeles. He attended Yeshiva University in New York, NY where he received his undergraduate degree. He went on to complete a combined MD/MBA degree from a joint program at Tufts University School of Medicine and Brandies University Heller School of Business. At Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, he completed his Family Medicine Residency Training. In addition to overseeing home detox cases with MD Home Detox, he is active in other areas of Addiction Medicine, serving as the Medical Director for The View Detox Center and on staff at Avalon Malibu Treatment center.
Jennifer Bembry is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience. She has specialized in several areas of nursing. She received her education at Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, and became a Critical Care certified RN at Tulane Hospital.
For many years, she specialized in the care of the critically ill patient. She gained valuable critical care experience while working at Tulane, UCLA, and St. Luke’s Roosevelt (NYC) in their Organ Transplant and Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Units. She later moved on to specialize in PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), and pain management. Jennifer recovered patients from surgeries at St. John’s Hospital in the PACU where sometimes over 100 surgeries were performed daily. Her final stop before working in private practice was working for one of the most highly regarded hematology and oncology practices in Los Angeles, Tower Hematology and Oncology. At Tower Hematology and Oncology, she developed a true love for taking care of oncology patients. Throughout her career Jennifer has simultaneously worked in home care, which is where her true passion lies. She’s combined her experience, knowledge of medicine, and team of nurses together to provide you with the very best of care.
Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who has extensive experience working in the field of co-occurring disorders. Her professional experience includes:
- Clinical Director – La Ventana – Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorder Program, Ventura
- Clinical Director – CAST Recovery Services, Santa Monica
- Clinical Director- Phoenix House Adolescent Program, Los Angeles
- Family Services Coordinator – The Canyon, Malibu
As a consultant, Nancy works to improve clinical programs in a variety of treatment settings. She contracts with residential and out-patient programs throughout California to design, implement and facilitate innovative programming, engaging workshops and intensive family weekends. With her authentic personality and unique sense of humor, Nancy’s presentations and groups are entertaining, engaging and informational.
Nancy currently provides Clinical Outreach and Program Development for La Ventana Treatment Programs and networks with community partners (including schools, churches, service organizations, other professionals, etc.) in Ventura County by providing clinical support and psychoeducation about co-occurring disorders.
In her private practice, Nancy specializes in working with families in crisis, offering help and hope during times of trauma, grief and loss, and when families are devastated by addiction, eating disorders, and mental illness.
Combining her love of animals and strong dedication to sobriety, Nancy started NARC WITH A BARK – a narcotic detection service which searches sober livings and treatment centers with her specially trained drug-sniffing dog XANAX. Together Nancy and Xanax are doing their part to ensure that treatment environments remain safe and drug-free. Nancy attributes her success to her ability to connect with clients, families, and colleagues in a lighthearted, down-to-earth fashion. Her style is direct and she has been referred to as a “Ninja Family Therapist.”
Jose Hernandez Jr. builds trust and alliance with clients by approaching them with honesty, love and compassion. He motivates clients to change.
Through previous employments, Jose has gained knowledge and experience from all sides of the recovery world. Working at the Malibu Ranch, he began doing service work, taking clients to meetings and mentoring newcomers. He then managed a sober living in Santa Monica. He later worked for an interventionist in Orange County as a sober companion. He was then employed at The Canyon at Peace Park in Malibu as a resident counselor for three years. Through these professional experiences, he developed a unique plan for case management that helps to bridge the gap between a client’s past and a healthy and productive future. Jose believes that long-term case management is essential in order to attain long-term sobriety. This program was launched successfully in Santa Monica in 2007.
Jose also runs Riviera Recovery, a sober living in Malibu. Jose finished his education at LMU and received his CADAAC certificate.
Jose’s mission at MD Home Detox is to ensure that no one stands alone in recovery: neither clients nor families!