Gahanna Suboxone Doctors

Health First Medical Center

Health First Medical Center
140 Mill St., Ste B
Gahanna, OH 43230

Phone: 614-944-9029
Fax: 614-944-9034
Website: ColumbusSuboxoneTherapy.com

Providing you with the best clinicians for the best care.

Stephen Canowitz, MD
Stephen Canowitz, MD has been in private medical practice in Columbus, Ohio for over 20 years. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine taking care of people 18 years and above. He is also Board Certified in Pediatrics seeing patients under the age of 18. He has had training in Regenerative Medicine including stem cell and PRP injections to help delay or prevent surgery, improve pain and functionality in those joints that can benefit from such injections.

Angela Hoff, DNP, APRN, CNP
Angela Hoff is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner. She owns and operates At Your Door Visiting Healthcare Services, a large visiting primary care practice that serves facility patients. Dr. Hoff earned her nursing degree at Mount Carmel School of Nursing before pursuing her education at Capital University to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing. She then went on to receive a post-Master’s in nursing with a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Later Dr. Hoff attended the University of Alabama where she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Hoff is excited to start Health First Medical Center with Dr. Stephen Canowitz in addition to running her visiting primary care practice.

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Health First Medical Center recognizes the vast problem of opiod addiction affecting our communities. Opiod addiction is abuse of narcotics that may include oxycodone, vicodin, percocet, or morphine, just to name a few. Often, the addiction starts with a valid prescription written by a healthcare provider after a surgery or injury.

At Health First Medical Center we understand that addiction is a disease. It is a devastating problem that affects not only the person suffering from the addiction but also the entire family and beyond. It can be harmful physically, emotionally, and financially. We are here to help.

Our Services: Health First Medical Center offers treatment for opioid addiction. Our professionals can help you or your loved one get on the path to recovery. We will do an assessment, make the diagnosis of addiction and determine if outpatient therapy is right for you.

We can prescribe medications such as suboxone which will take away the “good feelings” the opiates give you. They will assist you from going through withdrawal, allowing you to be a productive member of society.

We also offer counseling through Cassie Starinsky, LISW-S, LLC of Renew Wellness. She is a licensed independent social work supervisor, a health and a wellness coach. Cassies has been a mental health professional for over 20 years. She uses evidenced based theories to treat addiction and compulsive behaviors.

If you are ready for a change, call 614-944-9029 to set up your appointment!

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Gahanna and the greater Columbus area offers local citizens quality physicians authorized to provide prescriptions for buprenorphine to manage opioid dependency and associated opioid withdrawal. Buprenorphine is the primary ingredient in suboxone that eliminates a patient’s opioid withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, insomnia, and chills. Doctors authorized to write suboxone prescriptions have obtained training in the safe use of suboxone. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has acquired a good reputation in the addiction treatment community due to its desirable safety profile and usefulness in alleviating opioid withdrawal sickness.

If you are a local medical professional treating Gahanna area residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your treatment services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality suboxone treatment. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has become a primary therapeutic option for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to educate the general public on the diversity of opioid replacement choices available in their region.



Gahanna Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Health First
Medical Center
140 Mill St., Ste B
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 944-9029


Youth and Opioid Addiction

In past decades, opioid addiction was skewed more heavily toward an older generation of adults. But today we have larger numbers of youth using opioids and experiencing addiction-related problems at earlier ages. Importantly, research has demonstrated conclusively that those who remain engaged in treatment for six months or more are much more likely to stabilize and to enjoy sustained success with recovery.

A recent Reuters Health article highlights the fact that many opioid-addicted youth are either not yet engaging in treatment or are exiting treatment too early. While more youth are being saved through the overdose reversal drug naloxone, a majority of addicted youth are still not receiving medicated-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine or methadone.

More work is necessary to open up treatment avenues for young adults across America, and to both educate & compel youth to seek MAT (medication-assisted treatment) as soon as possible.

The opioid addiction problem in America will not soon disappear. Drugs continue to find their way across the U.S. border through multiple avenues. Positive efforts are indeed bringing needed change, but the complexity and extent of opioid addiction in the U.S. will require a long-term, sustained commitment throughout the country. We must get the message out – especially to young people who may not fully grasp the power of addiction!

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Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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