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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



Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recover if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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