Please note, due to my very low availability to offer these services and the theoretical access for patients through their insurance carriers, the following services are offered on a case-by-case basis.
Holistic Medication Assisted Therapy
Whether you are just beginning to realize you may have a problem, or you have been to numerous treatment centers, I am here to help. Where ever you may be on your journey of addiction and recovery, I can provide a unique approach to assist you find your way. I offer ALL of the tools at our disposal but tailor the exact approach to each patient. As a physician I am very concerned about the high death rate amongst people with active opioid use and will always discuss the options of Opioid Replacement Therapy vs abstinence. I will always frankly discuss the evidence (or lacktherof), benefits, side-effects, and alternatives of each therapy offered. Treatment is broken down into various phases.
Assessment: In order to provide the best services a thorough assessment must be completed. During this process I will conduct a complete History and Physical and determine your diagnosis and suggested level of care using the American Society of Addiction Medicines guidelines. This will include labs and urine toxicology.
Detox Stage: physiologic detox often necessitating using western medicines for safety and comfort. These include buprenorphine, benzodiazpines and other medications to control symptoms of withdrawal you experience. This may require referral to a higher level of care. Additionally, this may involve induction onto maintenance medications such as buprenorphine products.
Cleansing Stage: Cleansing using more ancient and purifying forms of medicine including; foods as medicine, acupuncture, cupping, mantras, yoga poses, herbs and aromatherapy.
Physical Healing Stage:During this phase we focus on whole body wellness; engaging in community and finding or reigniting your passions in life. We will focus on finding the right sources for counseling, therapy, 12-step/mutual support groups, creative outlets and physical activities to get you living the life you are meant to live.
Transformation Stage:Also known as the maintenence stage. When you are literally reforming the circuitry of your brain neurons and learning to perpetuate new habits and a new way-of-life.
After an assessment we will know what, if any, withdrawal syndrome you may experience and what level of care may be required. Please contact directly for more information regarding detoxification of the following drugs: