Oklahoma City Suboxone Doctors

Rightway Medical of Oklahoma City West

5401 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179

Phone: 405-686-7828

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:00 am – 12:45 pm
Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:00 am

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Rightway Medical of Oklahoma City West – 5401 SW 29th Street
Phone: 405-686-7828

 


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Oklahoma City enjoys a notable selection of area practitioners who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone for the treatment of moderate opiate dependence. Opioid addiction causes a number of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms which eventually produce a loss in a person’s ability to meet important daily responsibilities. Suboxone contains buprenorphine which is the opioid agonist that eliminates opioid withdrawal. Suboxone is more available now and is widely regarded in the medical community as a highly effective pharmaceutical intervention for mild to moderate opioid addiction. If you are a local physician who treats Oklahoma City 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.




Oklahoma City Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Rightway Medical of Oklahoma City West 5401 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
(405) 686-7828
Nilaksha Bhatt, M.D. 716 NW 17th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 760-6335
Krishnamurthy Ashok, M.D. 1211 North Shartel
Suite 208
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 235-4440
Neelofar Lalani, M.D. VA Medical Center
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 456-3217
Elizabeth A. Foote, M.D. G. Rainey Williams Pavilion – 3rd Floor
920 Stanton L. Young Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 271-4488
Nicasio S. Gutierrez, Jr., M.D. VA Medical Center
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 456-5555
Lorenzo Araujo, M.D. VA Medical Center
921 NE 13th Street, 8 West
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 270-0501
Brett Cauthen, M.D. 701 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 445-0869
Billy H. Stout, M.D. 1215 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 525-2525
Matthew James Haag, M.D. 2801 N.W. 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 602-2525
Anibal Avila, M.D. 1111 SW 44th
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 634-4934
Siavash Nael, M.D. 4720 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 634-5529
Russell Floyd Allen, M.D. 5300 North Meridian Avenue
Suite 10
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 609-1671
Marvin Lane Peyton, M.D. 2601 NW Expressway
Suite 600 West
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 607-2233
Gary David Casper, M.D. 5009 North Pennsylvania, #111
P.O. Box 20545
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 840-4800
Jorg J. Pahl, M.D. 2301 West I-44 Service Road
Suite 310
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 525-2222
Hal Vorse, M.D. Medical Therapy Group
5009 North Pennsylvania, Suite 111
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 840-4800
Edward Raymond Armstrong, M.D. 6501 North Brookline
Suite 135-A
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(866) 755-4258
DeMille Winston Madoux, M.D. 6051 North Brookline
Suite 135A
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(866) 755-4258
Amal Chakraburtty, M.D. 5100 North Brookline Avenue
Suite 900
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 604-3170
Labib Sam Musallam, M.D 4400 North West 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(406) 942-0090
Charles D. Taylor, M.D. 4409 North Classen Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 525-7751
Rebecca A. Feliciano, M.D. St. Anthony Out-Patient Clinic
2129 SW Square
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405) 715-5790
Charles J. Shaw, M.D. 3413 Brookend Court
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 753-4962
William P. Becker, D.O. 8600 South Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 682-3613
Ronald L. Hill, M.D. Rightway Medical
9017 South I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73160
(405) 616-3366
John Dale Grizzle II, M.D. 8325 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
(405) 728-8000
John Timothy Baldwin, M.D. 10312 Little Pond Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
(405) 722-8173
John Timothy Baldwin, M.D. 10813W North Macarthur
Oklahoma City, OK 73162-6863
(405) 792-2486
Krishnamurthy Ashok, M.D. BHG Oklahoma Treatment Center
5401 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
(405) 681-2003
Robert Baxter Nisbet, M.D. University of Oklahoma Health Sci Center
920 Stanton L. Young Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
(405) 271-2474



Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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