Thurman specializes in substance use disorders and primary care and has 30 years’ experience working in residential care. Thurman’s desire is to assist the treatment team in reaching therapeutic goals outlined for the patient by utilizing his knowledge and skills in managed care.

Thurman has worked at Palmetto for 20 years. He began his career un 1983 after graduating with a degree in practical nursing. For over 10 years, Thurman worked as a Detox Charge Nurse and Charge Nurse of the Adolescent unit at Woodland Hills Hospital. Additionally, he worked at a Community Mental Health Clinic and worked as the Public Relations Director and Admissions Assessor for Winward Rehab Hospitals. Thurman began his career as a Charge Nurse at Palmetto and eventually transitioned to the Utilization Review Case Manager. Thurman’s collaboration with the clinical team supports clients through the transformative process of recovery from both substance abuse and mental health disorders.