Albuquerque Suboxone Doctors


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A search of Albuquerque produces a great list of physicians who can prescribe suboxone to patients facing opioid withdrawal. Addiction to opiates results in a mix of uncomfortable withdrawal effects (nausea, chills, diarrhea, insomnia, body ache, etc) which bring about chronic stress and can lead to anxiety, depressive feelings, and diminished ability to meet one’s daily responsibilities. Buprenorphine is the therapeutic ingredient in Suboxone that reduces opiate withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone has become a popular and effective opioid replacement medication that restores a person’s functioning following a period of decline in active opioid addiction. Only approved physicians are legally able to write prescriptions for buprenorphine/suboxone. If you are a local physician aiming to treat Albuquerque area residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your medical services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality opioid treatment.



Albuquerque Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Marcello A. Maviglia, M.D. Duke City Recovery Toolbox, LLC
912 1st Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 224-9777
Steven L. Ogas, M.D. First Choice South Broadway
1401 William Street. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5450
Linda Ann Smoker, M.D. 1209 University North East
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-4400
Lawrence D. Abramson, M.D. 912 First Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 224-9777
Julie Silverhart, M.D. 1401 William Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5450
Valerie Carrejo, M.D. UNM Family Medicine Clinic
2400 Tucker Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-1734
Michelle James Iandiorio, M.D. Truman Health Services
801 Encisno Place, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-1312
Jennifer Ann Pentecost, M.D. 1401 Williams SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5450
Christopher J. Camarata, M.D. 1209 University Avenue
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-4400
Jane W. McGrath, M.D. 625 Silver SW
Suite 324
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 925-7600
Anne Salazar Ortiz, M.D. 1307 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW
Suite 8
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 350-8997
James Ross Shiveley, D.O. 1817 Central Avenue, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 243-7839
Will Kaufman, M.D. 2001 North Centro Familiar, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 873-7400
Kathleen Van Osten, M.D. Casa de Salud
1608 Isleta Boulevard SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 870-3563
William Bridges Hunter, M.D. Turquoise Lodge
6000 Isleta Boulevard, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 841-8978
Vanessa Jacobsohn 2001 North Centro Familiar
First Choice Community Healthcare
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 873-7400
George Edwin Davis, M.D. 3005 Santa Clara Avenue South East
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 841-4369
Florian Birkmayer, M.D. The Birkmayer Institute
2418 Miles Road, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 720-4115
George D. Comerci, Jr., M.D., FACP University of New Mexico:HSC.
2211 Lomas Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-6476
Patrick J. Abbott, M.D. ASAP
2600 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 994-7999
Michael Bogenschutz, M.D. 2350 Alamo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 768-0130
Lori Willinghurst, M.D. Albuquerque Indian Health Service
801 Vussar NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 248-7610
Juliane Nichole Bohan, M.D. 2600 Yale S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 994-7999
Snehal Rudresh Bhatt, M.D. Addictions and Substance Abuse Program
2600 Yale Boulevard, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 994-7999
Jennette Cross, M.D. 1209 University Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-4400
Claire Wilcox, M.D. ASAP
2450 Alamo, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Carletta Bullock, M.D. New Mexico Department of Health
1111 Stanford Drive, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 841-4100
John N. Russo, M.D. Albuquerque Indian Health Center
801 Vassor, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 975-2440
Nancy Alyson Porter, M.D. NM Department of Health
2400 Wellesley, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 841-4100
Julia Teresa Gallegos, M.D. 1218 Griegos NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 342-5474
John Matthew Tanner, M.D. 172 Montano Road
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-4427
Maryalyse Adams Mercado, M.D. 1231 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3244
Ursula Renee Roblero, M.D. South East Heights Clinic
302 San Pablo, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Brooke Parish, M.D. Turqouise Lodge
5901 Zoni, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 841-8978×141
Tamara Marie Goodman, M.D. Turquoise Lodge Hospital
5201 Zuni, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 841-8978
Howard S. Berger, M.D. Albuquerque VA Medical Center
1501 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Melanie L. Marshall, D.O. San Pedro Family Practice
401 San Pedro NE suite G
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 503-8034
Amandeep Singh Chadha, M.D. 1501 San Pedro South East
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Letitia Parker Kinloch, M.D. 1501 San Pedro SE
116 Bhcl
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Mikyung Angela Jo, M.D. UNM Southeast Heights Clinic
8200 Central Avenue
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Angelo John Tomedi, M.D. Texas and Central Streets
Unm Seh Clinic
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Joshua Leiderman, M.D. SE Heights Clinic, Univ. of New Mexico
8200 Central SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Gilbert Esser, M.D. 1501 San Pedroe Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1772×440
Joanna Jane Hooper, M.D. 8200 Central Avenue, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Robert M. Khanlian, M.D. 209 San Mateo Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 262-1538
Cynthia Ma Geppert, M.D., Ph.D. NM Veterans Administration Health Care
1510 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×5551
Cristina M. Martinez, M.D. VAMC
1501 San Pedro, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711


Acadia Healthcare Experts in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Acadia Healthcare is a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare services in the USA, the UK, and Puerto Rico. Worldwide, they operate a network of 593 facilities with 18,100 beds in 40 U.S. States. Of these locations, Acadia offer medication-assisted opioid treatment in 127 of their facilities.

In 2019, Acadia added 11 additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Aberdeen, WA – Grays Harbor Treatment Solutions
2. Escondido, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Escondido
3. Henderson, NV – Mission Treatment Center of Henderson
4. Las Vegas, NV – Mission Treatment Center of Las Vegas
5. Mansfield, OH – Mansfield Comprehensive Treatment Center
6. Oceanside, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Oceanside
7. Oklahoma City, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Hefner
8. Oklahoma City, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Oklahoma City
9. San Diego, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Clairemont Mesa
10. Scottsdale, AZ – Mission Treatment Center of Scottsdale
11. Tulsa, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Oklahoma City

While Acadia are experts in the treatment of opioid misuse disorders, they treat a wide variety of addiction-related problems utilizing traditional outpatient programs up to inpatient detoxification and residential treatment. You can view Acadia’s Levels of Care descriptions to gain a better view of the breadth of their substance abuse services.

Here is a complete listing of Acadia opioid treatment clinics.

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Subutex and Methadone in Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Recovery from opioid addiction initially centers around physical stabilization: specifically the management of opioid withdrawal. This is an essential step for the vast majority of opioid addicted people seeking help. Research has shown a 90% failure rate for opioid treatment programs that do not offer medication assistance.

Methadone was the original medication FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction although Subutex has been recently introduced into opioid treatment programs around the country as a viable alternative. Subutex is effective especially for milder levels of opioid dependency.

Subutex is a brand name version of buprenorphine, the partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptom sickness. Most patients are familiar with “Suboxone” which is a popular buprenorphine-based film that is dissolved under the tongue and is taken once per day. It differs from Subutex in that it contains naloxone so that it cannot be easily abused intravenously.

A number of methadone clinics began offering subutex in the past few years in an effort to expand treatment options for patients. Because subutex can be abused, it is typically administered daily in the clinic by a nurse where it can be supervised.

If you are considering entering a treatment program for opioid misuse, you may want to ask about the variety of medications utilized by the clinic or physician. Some patients have successfully transitioned from methadone to subutex while others enter the program starting with subutex. This is a decision best made in conjunction with your treating doctor who can formulate a treatment plan based on your history of opioid use.

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Opioid Treatment Program Rules

Methadone programs and doctors who prescribe buprenorphine serve a very important function in helping the country cope with the opioid crisis. They are also a life-saving link for patients who have suffered for years with an overwhelming addiction.

Operating a methadone clinic or buprenorphine/suboxone practice is typically a complex endeavor. Clinics that offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) must comply with a myriad of mandates and policy requirements from the DEA, the local State Methadone Authority, accreditation organizations like CARF and JCAH, SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration}, and 3rd party payers who help fund treatment services.

Patients understand that a well-run treatment clinic offers many benefits. Quality services are only delivered when there is an organizational commitment to helping people while also being able to meet all of the operational requirements such as timely documentation of services (paperwork) and appropriate support of staff & counselors,

Sometimes patients will complain about “so many clinic rules” although many patients appreciate their clinic’s dedication to professionalism and its ability to meet the standards of good quality care. Within most treatment facilities are several key staff who oversee its daily operation and the provision of services. These are the Clinical Director, the Medical Director or primary prescribing physician, the Nurse Supervisor, and possibly clinical staff Team Leaders who do the work of coordinating the clinics many daily activities.

While the list of clinic rules can seem long, there is nearly always an important underlying reason for that rule to exist. Most methadone clinics distribute a Handbook for clients that outlines their rights as an opioid treatment patient as well as guidelines for obtaining dosage adjustments and progressing successfully through treatment.

Opioid treatment, and medication-assistance in particular, must be carefully monitored. This is to insure patient safety and to minimize the risk of medication errors. Please support your local methadone or suboxone clinic with words of encouragement and positive feedback when it is earned. Conversely, it is important to speak up as well if serious problems are occurring. Always make an effort to communicate first with the clinic’s clinical and administrative staff if experiencing a problem. If an honest effort to resolve an issue in this manner is not productive, then contacting one’s local State Methadone Authority is sometimes a logical next step for addressing an important concern.

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Ohio Town Hall on Opioid Addiction

Several organizations in Ohio recently hosted a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis still occurring there and across the country. News commentator, Eric Bolling, was a moderator of the event which was held at Cedarville University.

Eric and his wife, Adrienne, lost their 19 year old son in 2017 due to an accidental overdose with the powerful opioid, fentanyl.

This town hall discussion was designed to continue raising public awareness on the danger of opioid misuse and the continuing need for treatment and recovery support services to help families deal with this perpetual problem.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that there were 70,237 drug overdoses in 2017 with 47,600 involving opioids specifically. The article linked above states that the state of Ohio ranked 2nd in overdose deaths only behind West Virginia.

There is promising news in that more Americans are now being educated on opioid risks, and consequently are taking better precautions as well as actively accessing methadone & suboxone programs offering helpful medication-assistance and behavioral counseling. Saving lives and offering recovery are messages that are being heard.

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