Annette Lusko, D.O.

Dr. Lusko graduated from Midwestern University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science, she continued her medical education at Midwestern University AZCOM. Dr. Lusko completed a Family Medicine Residency with Mountain Vista Medical Center and became boarded in Family Medicine. After residency she continued to work as an attending physician in a family medicine residency. While in primary care she became profoundly aware of how primary care, addiction, and mental health were aspects of medicine that needed a multidisciplinary approach for treatment to be successful. While working at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Apache Junction, AZ she began the first FQHC grant funded Medication Assisted Treatment Program, helping to develop a collaborative care model of mental health and primary care treatment.

At Community Bridges Dr. Lusko took on the role as Medical director for Physical Health and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Lusko has an active panel practicing in both primary care and addiction medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Community Bridges has provided Dr. Lusko the tremendous support of the integration of behavioral health, physical health, and addiction medicine, that is truly the only way to treat the whole person. Dr. Lusko was named as Associate Program Director for Arizona’s first Addiction Medicine Fellowship through Honor Health and Community Bridges. As core faculty she works closely with the Addiction Fellows throughout their clinical rotations and didactics, she is strongly committed to providing an integrated training experience. The opportunity to train providers has allowed Dr. Lusko and CBI to take an active role in shaping the treatment and understanding of addiction, mental health, and Primary care.