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San Antonio offers a significant number of local doctors who are approved to write prescriptions for buprenorphine. Suboxone (which incorporates buprenorphine as an additive) is being widely used across the U.S. to effectively treat mild to moderate opiate withdrawal symptoms. Opiate withdrawal is a persistent stress on those facing opiate addiction. The good news is that suboxone works quite well for a high percentage of people diagnosed with opioid addiction. If you are a local physician aiming to treat San Antonio 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.




San Antonio Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
John T. Pichot, M.D. 5625 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-4466
Edward Joseph Lazaga, M.D. 1222 Mccullough
Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 223-4140
Rolando X. Rodriguez, M.D. 130 West Woodlawn
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 225-5723
Edulfo Gonzalez-Sanchez 311 Camden Street
Suite 606
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 229-1900
Francisco J. Rodriguez, M.D. 311 Camden
Suite 11
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 224-1616
Segundo A. Briones, M.D. BHG San Antonio Treatment Center
519 East Quincy
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 299-1614
Teresita M. Brothers, M D. 10515 Gulfdale
Suite 111
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 227-3272
Richard Morris McCartney, M.D. Austin Hwy-Village Drive Clinic
8530 Village Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 828-4404
Elias Jurado Lorenzana, M.D. Austin Hwy-Village Drive Clinic
8530 Village Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 828-4404
Arthur Samuel Hernandez, M.D. 88 Briggs Street
Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 923-9333
Norman L. Wulfsohn, M.D. 88 Briggs Street
Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 923-9333
Anthony Michael Deep, M.D. 5835 Callaghan, Suite 321
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 464-1983
Maureen O. Aniakudo, M.D. VA Hospital & Clinics, Dept. of Psch.
7400 Merton Minter
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-4300×16879
Maxim Savillion Eckmann, M.D. 5282 Medical Drive
Suite 614
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 450-9850
John Tobis, Jr., M.D. UTHSCSA Dept. of Psychiatry
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-5433
Denise Lyn Pride, M.D. 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300×5155
Rolando Antonio Medina, M.D. Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
7400 Merton Winter Boulevard, 116 A
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5130
Richard Marmel, M.D. 8231 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-4711
Jeremias Momongan Abueme, M.D. 5282 Medical Drive
Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 615-8434
Christie Ann Ybarra, M.D. South TX Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd, Psychiatry 116A
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300
Dmitry Vito Listengarten, M.D. 8026 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 575-8229
Michael Anthony Dawes, M.D. Villa Severna Building
4455 Horizon Hill
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 321-2700×6400
Julia Dawn Quinlan Villa Serena
4455 Horizon Hill
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 321-2700
Pendleton Brewster Wickersham, M.D. 4511 Horizon Hill
Unit 150
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 477-2626
Kanishka Monis, M.D. 4410 Medical Drive
Unit #390
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-9955
Muhammad Rais Baig, M.D. 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300×17021
Robert C. Lowry, M.D. 2425 Babcock
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 520-7246
Christopher Lesle Wallace, M.D. Uthscsa Dept Psychiatry Mc 7792
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-5453
Rizalina Brusas Tan, M.D. South Texas Veterans HCS, Villa Serena
4455 Horizon Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229-4404
(210) 321-2700×64122
Jeffrey Michael Benzick, M.D. 14800 U.S. 281 North
Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 490-9850
Edmund Payne Williams IV, M.D. 1380 Pantheon Way
Suite 310
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 404-9696
Joseph A. Simpson, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Habib Nathan, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Abel Hipolito, M.D. 8600 Wuzrbach Road
Suite 504
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-2888
Aneta A. Schuenemeyer, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Najah Muhamad Al-Shalchi, M.D. 7712 Eckhert Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 520-8060
Maged M. Mina, M.D. 18626 Hardy Oak Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 402-6561
Audra Louise Ochsner, M.D. 1202 East Sonterra Boulevard
Suite 202
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 447-7947
Yousuf Jan Allawala, M.D. 20079 Stone Oak Parkway
Suite # 1200
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 490-0400
Kolawole Odulaja, M.D. 510 Med Court
Suite 107
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 455-0074
Walter W. Root, M.D. 20079 Stone Oak Parkway
Suite1285
San Antonio, TX 78258-6942
(210) 490-0400



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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