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!
Bob Cummings, CSAPC, WEMT
Recruitment, Training, and Prevention Manager
Bob has worked in the substance abuse treatment and substance abuse prevention field for over 30 years and is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant and a Wilderness EMT. In addition to working in treatment programs, he has worked street ministry with the homeless population, was a Social Worker with child protective services, and was the owner and lead teacher of a ShaoLin Kung Fu school in Asheville, achieving the level of ShaoLin Master Instructor.
As the Recruitment and Training Manager, Bob is responsible for making sure that all Red Oak Recovery staff are the best, most competent, and the most well trained in their fields, and that they are trained in the Red Oak Recovery system of treatment. His responsibilities include recruiting potential staff, screening them to find the best suited for the Red Oak Recovery family, and providing the utmost in onboarding and ongoing training.
As Prevention Manager, Bob draws on his certification and past work experience as a substance abuse prevention specialist. Bob spends time with schools, organizations, colleges, churches, and other venues helping community trainings and outreach to help organizations, institutions, and people to understand substance abuse and mental health issues, and how to find the help they need for themselves or their loved ones.
Originally from San Diego, Bob grew up in East Tennessee and now lives in Waynesville, NC with his wife. They have three adult children between them and are enjoying the peace and quiet of an empty house. In his spare time, Bob still teaches and studies ShaoLin Kung Fu, is an ardent canoeist, backpacker, fly fisherman, and loves doing all those things with his wife in the mountains of Western Carolina.
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.