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Pittsburgh has various treatment alternatives for people struggling with a chronic opioid addiction. Prescription opioids have become a substantial nationwide problem with more people now dependent on them than heroin. With the unprecedented rise in opioid addiction over the past decade, methadone and suboxone have become increasingly needed as treatment interventions to assist those coping with opiate withdrawal symptoms. Pittsburgh maintains a significant number of approved physicians able to write suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone is now more popular and is widely available across the U.S. based on its positive track record in alleviating opioid withdrawal. If you are a local physician aiming to treat Pittsburgh 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.




Pittsburgh Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Allan William Clark, M.D. 850 Boyce Road
Suite 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15017
(724) 260-5179
Anthony J. Cancilla, M.D. 600 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15017
(412) 257-5900
April S. Clark, M.D. Summit Medical Services Pittsburgh
3121 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 281-1521
Ronald Rager, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 734-1100
Parviz Jian, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
Suite LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-6888
Joseph Fine, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 734-1100
David Louis Blinn, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 761-5535
Dilwara Begum, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 734-1100
Frank R. Santamaria, M.D. 1517 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 232-3555
Paul D. Bianculli, M.D. 575 Lincoln Avenue
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Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 734-1100
Nadeem Ahmed, M.D. 330 South 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 488-4040
Daniel David Janiak, D.O. Crafton Medical Center
1 Walsh Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 921-1104
Michael Xuehui Su, M.D. Oxford Building 3501 Forbes Ave, Rm 926
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 246-5948
Frances M. Southwick, D.O. 117 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-4000
John A. Gurklis, Jr, M.D. VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
7180 Highland Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 365-5160
Daniel Paul Lapp, M.D. 117 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-4000
Frank Alfred Kunkel, M.D. 748 North Negley Avenue
Suite X
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(724) 591-5236
Ben Peter Jagiello, M.D. 748 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(724) 591-5236
Robert A. Lowenstein, M.D. 211 North Whitfield Street
Suite 475
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-5437
Arnold J. Snitzer, M.D. 748 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(724) 591-5236
Abimbola Yabo Talabi, M.D. 748 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(724) 591-5236
Felicia Young, M.D. 7227 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 244-4700
Carol Zisowitz, M.D. Wpic
6714 Kelly St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 363-7383
George McCollum, M.D. 514 Beltzhoover Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 431-3080
Norman J. Frey III, D.O. 20 Bailey Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 381-4200
Nosratollah Danaie, M.D. 20 Bailey Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 381-1600
Gulam Ali Akther Noorani, M.D. Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(201) 394-7271
Harvey D. Shipkovitz, M.D. 1312 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-0255
Muhammad Hamza Habib, M.D. UPMC Montefiore 933 West
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 692-4839
Julie A. Kmiec, D.O. 3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 363-7383
Antoine B. Douaihy, M.D. 3811 O'Hara Street
Suite 1059
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 586-9537
Gerald D. Klug, M.D. 3528 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-1406
Venkat Laxman Reddy, M.D. Priority Health Care
3528 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-1406
Phyllis Montellese, M.D. 128 North Craig Street
Suite 216
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-3200
Jordan Friedman Karp, M.D. WPIC; Bellefield Tower location
100 N Bellefield Ave. Lower Level Pharm.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-6048
Garrett Matthew Sparks, M.D. 3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 586-9331
Jessica Cipoletti Derreberry, M.D. Oxford Building
3501 Forbes Avenue, Room 926
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-5948
Duane Gerald Spiker, M.D. WPIC – BT 806
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-5400
Phu Gia Phan, M.D. WPIC, UPMC
3811 O'Hair Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-5710
Curtis Vincent Mayernik, M.D. Western Psychiatric Institute of UPMC
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-5819
Angelo Constantino, M.D. 200 Delafield Road, Suite 4005
200 Medical Arts Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 784-2323
Fereydoon Daniel Radfar, M.D. 2987 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 344-4010
Manuel D. Reich, D.O. 6640 Forest Glen Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(724) 260-5179
Ben Peter Jagiello, M.D. 1900 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(724) 591-5236
Frank Alfred Kunkel, M.D. 1900 Murray Avenue
Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(724) 591-5236
Robert A. Woolhandler, M.D. 5562 Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-0500
Leonard Merkow, M.D. 3301 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-0477
Paul S. Caplan, M.D. 1900 Murray Avenue
Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(888) 309-4738



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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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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