Doctors

Dr. Clayton L. Pickering, D.O.

Dr. Clayton L. Pickering, D.O.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Clayton Pickering is Board-Certified in Family Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX and went on to complete his internship and residency at the Bay Area Medical Center in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Pickering joined the Brazos team as Medical Director in 2013. With his experience in counseling and detoxification for both illicit drugs and prescription medications, Dr. Pickering is an instrumental component to our medically managed detoxification programs. His 17 plus years of experience shows in his attentiveness to our clients’ needs as he not only gets to know them but he works to help them in all areas of their medical/physical health (beyond just detoxification). Dr. Pickering is known for his skills in management, quality assurance, and his understanding of how drugs and alcohol effect each individual. Dr. Pickering has also become well-versed in the process of recovery and what it takes to become recovered. Dr. Pickering ensures that all Brazos’ clients get the attention they need throughout the detox process and the duration of their treatment at Brazos, making him a wise addition to the Brazos Team.

Efosa Airuehia, M.D., DABAM, FAPA

Efosa Airuehia, M.D., DABAM, FAPA

ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Airuehia is fondly referred to by his patients and colleagues as Dr. Air. He is a passionate, empathic physician who believes in a holistic evidence-based approach to treatment. Dr. Airuehia is quadruple board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addictions Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He is also a 2017 TopDoc, recognized by The International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Dr. Airuehia’s extensive training and work experience place him in a good stead to render individualized professional expertise in the management of adults with various mental health disorders and addictions, using evidence based practices. Dr. Airuehia’s education and work in Nigeria, England and the United States presented him the unique exposure to patients from various ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, and as such, a broad cultural overview as relates to patients with mental health issues. Just as notable has been his engagement in academic psychiatry, teaching numerous medical students, residents, nurses and also giving presentations, engaging in research and publishing articles in medical journals.