Offering the best in supervised medical care, Red Oak Recovery’s medical team has experience in a variety of urgent care settings. With the unrelenting passion for people, their helping hands guide you or a loved one through any or all substance abuse and mental health concerns.
Brady Schroer, DO
Psychiatrist & Addictionologist
Dr. Brady Schroer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry.
Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the areas top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been seeing clients ages 15 and over in sober living environments, residential treatments, and other outpatient settings.
He has vast experience from all different perspectives of addiction treatment and knows what it is like to be a family member of someone struggling with addiction. Dr. Schroer views addiction as a poor coping mechanism for past emotional pain and believes that the emotional pain that breeds hatred, anger, and resentment is what keeps us sick and looking for substances and behaviors to “numb it”. He is extremely compassionate and prefers to educate clients about their illness. He has learned a lot from the clients he has treated and uses that knowledge to help others move into a peaceful life.
Dr. Schroer is a Christian, loves car racing, golf, photography, and being out in the great outdoors. He feels especially fortunate to call Asheville his home!
Jon Estep, BSN
Medical Services Manager
Jon moved to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2001 to attend Appalachian State University and since then has developed a deep love for the Appalachian culture and landscape. While in undergrad, Jon enrolled in a Wilderness First Responder course, which laid the foundation for his passion in medicine. Jon moved to Asheville in 2008 to put down roots and pursue a career in the medical field. He began working with young adults struggling with addiction and mental health disorders, and realized he had found his niche. Jon continued to pursue his education by becoming an Advanced Wilderness EMT, and recently graduated from Western North Carolina’s Accelerated Nursing program in 2019.
Jon is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health that incorporates physical activity and nutrition, and he enjoys providing education about healthy lifestyle choices as a means of preventative medicine. Jon continually finds fulfillment through forming meaningful relationships with clients and staff, supporting individual health goals and concerns, and ensuring the health and safety of the Red Oak campus.
Outside of work, Jon enjoys playing music, wood and metal working, and spending time with his wife and two dogs exploring and adventuring from the mountains to the coast.
Elizabeth Wachacha, RN
Elizabeth has been a resident of Western North Carolina since 1999. She has spent the majority of her career working with individuals suffering from severe persistent mental illnesses and addiction. Those experiences made for a great foundation for the work Elizabeth does at Red Oak Recovery®.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth has practiced mainly psychiatric and addiction nursing. Therapeutic communication and rapport building are two of her strongest skills and as an Assertive Community Treatment Team Nurse she has learned to treat her patients with holistic care. To Elizabeth, holistic care involves all aspects of the person as well as their environment and family.
Working with persons throughout the various stages of addiction, from precontemplation to recovery and maintenance, gives Elizabeth the ability to meet people where they are at in their journey. Elizabeth shares that she feels lucky to work in a professional environment where the employees are genuinely invested in the critical roles they share with their clients. She is grateful for the incredibly supportive community that Red Oak Recovery® has to offer.
Elizabeth is the parent of a teenager and enjoys working with young adults tremendously. An avid animal lover, she raises silkie chickens and has five dogs and one cat. Her past times include anything from spa days and shopping to hiking and floating down the river.