I have worked in the medical field since 2000, joining the field of addiction in 2008. In 2014 I joined a practice specializing in opioid assisted treatment. Since that time, I have worked in treatment with Methadone and Suboxone in opioid treatment programs, and outpatient-based treatment programs. I am passionate about this field and have developed my time in not only helping every patient start a recovery program, but also to educate family, friends, and the community alike.
Joining Transformation Health Services was a step forward for me because I feel it is important to integrate mental health and addiction services. In the years of experience and hundreds of patients I have had the pleasure of working with, I have learned that mental health has been an important part of the recovery process. It is important to me to ensure each and every patient receive the maximum amount of care possible.
Our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program serves individuals (at least age 18) with opioid use disorders by providing outpatient-based services to help reduce opioid use, opioid overdose deaths, and transmission of infectious diseases.
To help people recover from opioid use disorders, the MAT program offers a holistic person-centered approach by providing prescription medications (Suboxone, Zubsolv, etc.) in combination with mental health and behavioral therapies. These medications work by providing relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms while reducing cravings for continued opioid use.
The multidisciplinary MAT team offers a combination of recovery services and supports including medication management, counseling/therapy, mental health services, relapse prevention, overdose education, and care coordination to address the needs of individuals with opioid use disorders. The MAT clinic also collaborates with local community resources to provide additional support to individuals receiving care.