top of page

The Co-Op

with Mark Ryan, PA-C & Careen Bertheaud, PA-C


Instead of regular suboxone follow-up meetings with providers, approved patients can attend The Co-Op every Wednesday with Careen Bertheaud and everyone other Friday with Mark Ryan. These are approximately one hour group and patients are expected to attend a minimum of two each month.

The Co-Op is optional, but the added benefits of these meetings include: no co-pay, and they will count as part of the Twelve Step visits.

Date: Contact

Location: Online and In-person options

Sign Up: Contact your provider or email

About Career and Mark

Careen is originally from Hampden, Massachusetts. She received her M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies at Bay Path University after graduating from the University of Rochester with a M.S. in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Biology because she wanted to be a strong advocate for patients and their families. She was raised in Western Massachusetts and remains very family-oriented. Careen, her fiancé and four dogs now live in Hampden where they enjoy spending time outdoors, doing DIY projects, and giving back to their community whenever possible.

Born in Missouri, Mark grew up in Sutton, MA and first moved to the Pioneer Valley while completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from UMass Amherst, graduating in 2015. He then went on to graduate from the Physician Assistant program at Springfield College. During his training, Mark had the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at Atkinson Family Practice. He greatly enjoyed working with the entire staff and patients. Mark was drawn to AFP’s integrative approach to patient care and welcoming atmosphere. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing basketball, hiking, fishing, biking, and spending time with family.

bottom of page