Portland Suboxone Doctors

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Portland, in similar manner to other major cities, has been forced to deal with an increasing opiate addiction problem. Prescription, opiate-based pain medications have led to many opiate addictions leaving numerous people with chronic opioid withdrawal that interferes with their ability to meet daily responsibilities. Opiate addiction has escalated in the past decade. Portland enjoys an extensive list of qualified doctors authorized to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone, which contains the additive buprenorphine, is an opioid replacement medication which helps to eliminate withdrawal for a majority of addicted persons. If you are a local physician aiming to treat Portland 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.

Portland Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Brian Elliot Frank 3900 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
John Muench OHSU Richmond Family Health Center
3930 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
Carl M. Erickson, D.O. Cascade Family Practice
7215 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233-5273
Amanda Leigh Risser 3930 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
John Henry Hardy, Jr., M.D. 8083 SE 13th Avenue
Suite 3
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 533-5840
Gregory Guffanti, M.D. 3930 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
Aaron Vitells, M.D. Multnomah co. Detention Center
1120 SW 3ed Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 988-3689
Paul W. DenOuden, M.D. 426 SW Stark Street
5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 988-5020
Michael P. Resnick, M.D. VA Medical Center V3ICAR
PO Box 1035
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 220-8262
Brianna Lynn Sustersic, M.D. 727 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4533
Matilda Martha Mengis, M.D. 811 NW 20th Street
Suite 301
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-5131
Meg Anne Devoe, M.D. Old Town Clinic
727 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4533
Brian Liebreich, M.D. 4805 NE Glisan 3 East
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 216-2028
Matilda Martha Mengis, M.D. CRC Allied Health Services
2600 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-5738
Michael Horowitz, D.O. 4511 Southeast Hathorne Boulevard
Suite 111
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 231-2994
Sounak Nick Misra 3610 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 408-9585
Jamie Lynn Dailey, M.D. PMG Gateway Immediate Care
1321 NE 99th Avenue, Unit #100
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 215-9900
H. Kay Wendlandt, D.O. 4922 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 242-1010
Anthony Lee Blanford, M.D. Lincoln Center Tower
10260 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 413
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 293-3541
Benjamin Barreras, M.D. 10300 SW Eastridge Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 944-5000
Utako Sekiya, M.D. Cedar Hills Hospital
10300 SW Eastridge
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 944-5000
Jagdish R. Ragade, M.D. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9155 SW, Barnes Road, Suite 333
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-5102
Jeffery Thomas Young, M.D. 9205 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-2028
Olga Bendinger, M.D. St. Vincent Hospital
9205 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-2028
Paul Norman Thomas, M.D. 11790 SW Barnes Road
Suite 160
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 924-1000
Joel C. Julian, M.D. 9155 SW Barnes Road
Suite 333
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-5102
Paul Matthew Conti, M.D. 9205 SW Barnes Road
Suite 333
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-2028
Jessica Gregg, M.D. 1535 North Williams Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 238-2067
Brian Paul Esparza, M.D Bridgetown Recovery
1135 SE Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 573-8388
Jessica Gregg, M.D. 1535 N. Williams Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 238-2067
Carl Csaba Balog 12672 NW Barnes Road
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 238-7246
Patrick William Tester, M.D. 16420 SE Division Avenue
Portland, OR 97236
(503) 762-3130
Matthew Judge, M.D. 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Mail Code V3-MHC
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 220-8262×34271
Alisha R Moreland, M.D. 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, UHN 80
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 220-8262
Grace Chen, M.D. 3303 SW Bond Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-7246
Philip Todd Korthuis 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
OHSU, Mail Code L-475
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-8562
Saurabh Gupta, M.D. 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-8750
Paul Kahing Leung, M.D. OHSU UHN80
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-6162
Marian Fireman, M.D. Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 220-8262
Belmont Treatment Center

Belmont Comprehensive Treatment Center
2600 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 843-8823
Website: www.portlandctc.com

Medication Hours
Mon-Fri 5:30a-11:30a
Sat 6:00a-10:00a

belmont-treatment-center-2Located at 2600 SE Belmont in Portland, Oregon, Belmont Treatment Center provides medically supervised methadone maintenance and Suboxone (buprenorphine) detox treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon heroin or other opioids. To be eligible for this type of treatment at Allied Health Services Belmont/CRC Health, prospective patients much be at least 18 years old, and must have been addicted to or dependent upon opiates for a minimum of one year prior to seeking treatment.


Treating Opioid Addiction

The science of treating opioid addiction has become increasingly popular in both medical circles and in the addiction treatment community.

For decades, medical professionals and even popular recovery organizations did not quite understand how giving an opioid addict a replacement medication could actually facilitate recovery.

Part of the dilemma was that those who defined “recovery” did so using an old school philosophical approach originally crafted for alcoholism. But science has taught us that not all addictions are exactly the same. While there are certainly commonalities between the various substance use disorders, there are very important distinctions and differences which affect the recovery process.

You cannot prescribe a medication that is effective with depression, and expect that same medication to resolve schizophrenia or an anxiety disorder. While they are all mental health disorders that can debilitate a patient, there are critical differences between these disorders and in the overall treatment plan for addressing each one.

Similarly with addiction, science is teaching us that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery is detrimental and often unproductive.

With opioid addiction in particular, the disease progression is quite unlike most other addictive illnesses. While the medical profession has evolved that understanding, the recovery community and general society has at times struggled to comprehend the necessity of medication-assisted treatment for the opioid addicted.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Nurses, and Counselors all play a part in educating patients, their families, the community, and government on the key role that medication plays in the successful management of an opioid use disorder. Methadone, subutex, suboxone, vivitrol, and other medication choices make the difference between recovery success and repeated recovery failures.

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Overdose Fatalities Beginning to Decrease

Various news outlets are reporting new statistics which indicate deaths from opioid overdose are beginning to go down.

The Associated Press reports that for the first time in a decade overdoses among New York residents (outside of NYC) have declined 15.9%. Government officials are quoted as saying that about 80% of the overdose deaths were attributable to heroin or fentanyl.

The AP cited a new CDC (Centers For Disease Control) July 2019 study which showed overdose deaths in 2018 fell for the first time in nearly three decades.

Various public education efforts and New York’s Opioid Task Force are thought to be significant catalysts for the slowdown in opioid overdoses. The availability of naloxone has also been highly instrumental in impacting overdoses nationwide with many communities across the country now providing naloxone kits for free.

A number of metro areas in the U.S. are also examining the feasibility of mobile opioid treatment since transportation to clinics or physicians is often an impediment to accessing medication-assisted treatment resources.

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Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 58 top flight opioid addiction treatment centers in the United States. The company specializes in medication-assisted treatment using methadone, buprenorphine, and buprenorphine/naloxone.

BHG takes a patient-centered approach to treating addictive disorders offering counseling as a fundamental component of the overall treatment model. Because of this individualized treatment approach, 97% of patients surveyed indicate they would recommend BHG Recovery to a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction.

Additionally, 99% of patients report that their mental health and quality of life improved since their BHG admission. 60% of unemployed patients were able to obtain employment after one year of treatment.

Hope, Respect, and Caring are tenets of BHG’s treatment program, and their staff strive to provide this from the moment a patient first walks in to receive help. All of BHG’s treatment centers provide care in an outpatient setting.

In 2019 and 2020, BHG Recovery added (10) additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Franklin, VA – BHG Franklin Treatment Center
2. Chesapeake, VA – BHG Chesapeake South Treatment Center
3. Glen Allen, VA – BHG Glen Allen Treatment Center
4. Mobile, AL – BHG Mobile Treatment Center
5. Cullman, AL – BHG Cullman Treatment Center
6. Washington, DC – BHG Washington DC Treatment Center
7. Colorado Springs, CO – BHG Colorado Springs Treatment Center
8. Grand Bay, AL – BHG Grand Bay Treatment Center
9. North Little Rock, AR – BHG North Little Rock Treatment Center
10. Savannah, TN – BHG Savannah Treatment Center

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Subutex and Methadone in Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Recovery from opioid addiction initially centers around physical stabilization: specifically the management of opioid withdrawal. This is an essential step for the vast majority of opioid addicted people seeking help. Research has shown a 90% failure rate for opioid treatment programs that do not offer medication assistance.

Methadone was the original medication FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction although Subutex has been recently introduced into opioid treatment programs around the country as a viable alternative. Subutex is effective especially for milder levels of opioid dependency.

Subutex is a brand name version of buprenorphine, the partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptom sickness. Most patients are familiar with “Suboxone” which is a popular buprenorphine-based film that is dissolved under the tongue and is taken once per day. It differs from Subutex in that it contains naloxone so that it cannot be easily abused intravenously.

A number of methadone clinics began offering subutex in the past few years in an effort to expand treatment options for patients. Because subutex can be abused, it is typically administered daily in the clinic by a nurse where it can be supervised.

If you are considering entering a treatment program for opioid misuse, you may want to ask about the variety of medications utilized by the clinic or physician. Some patients have successfully transitioned from methadone to subutex while others enter the program starting with subutex. This is a decision best made in conjunction with your treating doctor who can formulate a treatment plan based on your history of opioid use.

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