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Johnson City has experienced a significant problem with the proliferation of opioids in the past decade causing serious concerns among Tennessee families and healthcare providers. Consequently, Johnson City has seen the emergence of an above average number of local physicians certified to prescribe suboxone to those suffering with opioid addiction. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has become the standard of care in good addiction treatment programs for individuals that have developed a moderate to severe opioid dependency.

If you are a local doctor who treats Johnson City residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your opioid treatment services will be located by prospective patients searching our website for a quality suboxone provider. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has emerged as a top therapeutic tool for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to inform the public about the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in or near Johnson City.




Johnson City Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Ray Mettetal, M.D. 3201 Bristol Hwy, Suite 4,
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 282-5951
Millard Ray Lamb, M.D. Recovery Associates Inc, of Tennessee
401 East Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 571-7407
Martin P. Eason, M.D. 205 High Point Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 631-0731
Stephen Douglas Loyd, M.D. 205 High Point Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 631-0732
Laura Vanini Grobovsky, M.D. 501 East Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 722-8446
Christine Anne Carrejo, M.D. Watauga Family Practice
501 East Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 722-8446
Cynthia Polhemus Partain, M.D. 401 East Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 929-2584
Matthew Morgan Gangwer, M.D. 401 East Main Street
Suite 3
Johnson City, TN 37601
(706) 244-1390
David Lionel Forester, M.D. 209 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 434-4677
Michael Sanders Wysor, M.D. Medical Care Walk In Clinic
105 Broyles Drive, Suite B
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 722-4000
Stephen R. Cirelli, M.D. Medical Care Clinic
105 Broyles Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 722-4000
Edward Herschel Crutchfield, M.D. 105 Broyles Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 946-3199
Jose L. Lopez-Romero 100 West Unaka Avenue
Suite 4
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 928-1393
Aubrey Doyce McElroy, Jr. 3201 Bristol Highway
Suite 4
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 262-8132
Douglas P. Williams, M.D. Recovery Associates
401 E. Main Street, Unit #3
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 232-0222
Sonya Saadati, D.O. 926 West Oakland Avenue
Suite 222
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-3379
Hemang Vinodrai Naik, M.D. 100 West Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-1393
Jason John Della Vecchia, M.D. Catalyst Health Solutions
926 West Oakland Avenue, Suite 222
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-3379
Craig Michael Haire, M.D. 3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
Jaclyn Waddey Newman, M.D. 826 Polk Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-2854
John N. Argerson, M.D. 926 West Oakland Avenue
Suite 222
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-3379
Tracy Harrison Goen, M.D. 3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
Edgar Alan Ongtengco, M.D. 2514 Wesley Street
Suite 101
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 833-5547
Robert David Reeves, M.D. 926 West Oakland Avenue
Suite 222
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-3379
Rakesh Patel, M.D. 403 North State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 979-0565
Jack R. Woodside, Jr., M.D. 917 West Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 439-6464
Timothy S. Smyth, M.D. 926 West Oakland Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-3379
Hetal K. Brahmbhatt, M.D. 500 Longview Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 975-5444
John McClellan Miller, M.D. 811 Wedgewood Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-5381
Constantino Diaz-Miranda, M.D. 3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
Charles Lee Backus III Morgan Counseling Services
412 West Unaka Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 833-5547
Michael Dandridge Tino, M.D. Doctors Assisted Wellness
100 West Unaka Avenue,Suite #3,4,5
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-1393
Ralph Thomas Reach 3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
Navneet Gupta, M.D. 101 Med Tech Parkway
Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 232-6120
LeRoy Robert Osborne, D.O. Morgan Counseling & Accociates
214 West Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 676-9015
Marianne Elizabeth Filka, M.D. Watauga Recovery Center
3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
James Wesley Denham, M.D. 1747 Skyline Drive
Unit 25
Johnson City, TN 37604
(901) 210-5079
William Edward Kyle, D.O. 3114 Brownsmill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0272
Donald Ray Sleeter, M.D. 3114 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 631-0432
Kelly D. Chumbley, D.O. Emmaus Medical and Counseling
273 Highway 11 E, Suite A
Bulls Gap, TN 37111
(423) 676-8400
Zia Ur Rahman, M.D. 1098 Charter Row
Johnson city, TN 37604
(423) 440-5135



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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