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Unread 12-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Questions about the Patient / Physician Matching System (PPMS)

If you have registered and are waiting or have been contacted and have any questions this is the place.

The goal of this system is to connect patients seeking treatment with a certified physician that currently has an opening and is accepting patients. It also can be used to better match patient and physician, for example, if the patient has any co-morbidities like clinical depression, or a physical condition that requires a specialist. The system can also be used to find a physician who takes your insurance. Entering this information and allowing any interested physicians to contact you will save everyone time and get the needed help to the patients as fast as possible.

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Unread 04-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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I just posted a topic Suboxone for another reason. I am looking for a Dr. in Eastern PA that will prescribe me a maitenence dosage. I starting Suboxone to come off of Vicodin which I was taking for chronic headaches. I have a Dr but she is 3 hours away and hard to get to. I have tried to contact Dr.s on my own but never seem to get passed the receptionist. Its like they never heard of Suboxone for anything other than treatment for withdrawels.
Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Just signed up for the waiting list yesterday. DEAR LORD, I hope I can get set up with a doctor!

Sadly, my area (southeast SD) is circled in red, which means there is a need for more physicians for the patient load. I can only hope and pray the load isn't so much that I can't be cared for. I wonder how long it will take, or if it will happen at all. I'll be sure to post the timeframe to this board.

I'm now up to around 100mg of hydrocodone per day and feel guilty every time I take a pill. My wife and kids don't deserve this.

I hope I found the ticket to me freedom here. I've read so many good things about this medication, and the people it's helped. I will be praying for a response soon.

God Bless all
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Unread 04-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Hi Riva37,
I hope that more doctors become certified in your area. I checked our maps and there are not many near you at all. Unless more sign up soon you probably won’t get a response form the matching system, but it won’t hurt to stay on. We send mailing to doctors in that area asking them to get certified and provide links for them to do it online.

I was only able to find these near South East SD.
Myung Cho, M.D. 3934 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 322-7524

Richard Fitch, M.D. O'Neill Valley Hope, P.O. Box 918, 1410 10th Street O'Neill, NE 68763 (402) 336-3747

There is a treatment facility that uses buprenorphine in Omaha, NE:
University Drug and Alcohol Program
http://www.unmc.edu/psychiatry 1941 South 42nd Street
Suite 210, Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 595-1703 Intake402) 595-1708 (402) 595-1703

I feel so bad I wish there was some way we could help you get connected with a doc.

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Unread 04-20-2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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Shellon,
There are quite a few doctors in Eastern PA with openings. If you register on the matching system and explain in detail in the statement section I think your chances are good of finding someone closer. Here is a shortcut link if you haven't registered already: https://www.naabt.org/patient_doctor/patient_login.cfm (just click the register button)
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Unread 04-21-2007, 03:18 AM   #6
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Hi Riva37,
I hope that more doctors become certified in your area. I checked our maps and there are not many near you at all. Unless more sign up soon you probably won’t get a response form the matching system, but it won’t hurt to stay on. We send mailing to doctors in that area asking them to get certified and provide links for them to do it online.

I was only able to find these near South East SD.
Myung Cho, M.D. 3934 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 322-7524

Richard Fitch, M.D. O'Neill Valley Hope, P.O. Box 918, 1410 10th Street O'Neill, NE 68763 (402) 336-3747

There is a treatment facility that uses buprenorphine in Omaha, NE:
University Drug and Alcohol Program
http://www.unmc.edu/psychiatry 1941 South 42nd Street
Suite 210, Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 595-1703 Intake402) 595-1708 (402) 595-1703

I feel so bad I wish there was some way we could help you get connected with a doc.

Best of luck,
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Thank you so much for your response, on caring words.

I had already done some searching on Dr. Cho, who is very very close to where I live. This may sound silly, but I want to ask anyways. Now that I'm in the matching system, would it make sense for me to call/write Dr. Cho's office and plead my case? Just wondering......I'm willing to try anything at this point.

I've actually already been to a 30 day inpatient program. They didn't offer any medical assistance, so I sat in a room for a week and went through hell. I was fine for a while, then fell into some hard times, and here I am.....AGAIN!

You are providing such a noble service. Proactively seeking MD's to get certified......bravo! I think there is still quite a stigma here that most MD's have no interest at all.

How very depressing. I don't know how much longer I can hold on like this. I feel like any day everything could come crashing down on me. Although there aren't enough in my area, I appreciate the effort to get more. I just need the Lord to carry me until I get contacted. I know HE will care for me, in this life or the next.
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Unread 04-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #7
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" Now that I'm in the matching system, would it make sense for me to call/write Dr. Cho's office and plead my case? " --Riva37

Absolutely!Any and all ways to find treatment should be used. Docs can get trained to prescribe online here:http://www1.buprenorphinecme.com/TopicReq?

Some doctors that get trained, don't opt to be placed on the public list, so you might get lucky and find one who is certified but unlisted. Best of luck!!

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Unread 04-24-2007, 04:16 AM   #8
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No luck yet. I wrote a very detailed letter, and also left a voicemail but haven't heard back yet. Of course nothing from the matching system, but I expecting that after I registered and found out the availability.

Rather depressing I thought I had come across my savior website here. Not for the lack of effort of course, this just isn't going to work for me. Just my luck to be in an area where there's basically nothing. It's like the SUBOXONE MD DESERT around here!

Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 02:36 PM   #9
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Thank you Tim

The problem I am having is that I am on Suboxone long term for Chronic Headaches. I have been taking 4mg a day for over 2 years now (I have BEVER felt better in my life).
I have called and explained my situation to a bunch of the Dr's on the list and none of them want to take me on as a patient since I am not withdrawing from a drug.
I WAS addicted to Vicodin for indecent amount of time but that all stopped when I started taking Suboxone.
I just went to the Dr yesterday and she advised me to find another Dr. because she wants to stop prescribing Suboxone.
Thanks for reading my rant...lol I am pretty desperate.

Tim, Good luck with your new journey. I would have never ever believed that I could get my life back after Hydrocodone. I am living proof that Suboxone can save your life. I have not abused anything since starting treatment.

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Unread 04-26-2007, 03:43 PM   #10
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Check the map to see if my little red circle in my area was gone, or at least shrunk a bit.

Sadly it got huge! Think it's time to give up. [:0]

How disappointing GRRRR! [}]
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Unread 04-26-2007, 03:51 PM   #11
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Hi Riva37, Does that mean that Dr. Cho doesn't have opening either?

Do you have a family physician who would be willing to take the course online and be able to help you and others? It can be done online, at the doctor's own pace. Tim had posted the link above, but here it is again.
http://www1.buprenorphinecme.com/TopicReq?

Keep checking back though, one may just come through in your area.
My best wishes.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 04:37 AM   #12
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Hi Riva37, Does that mean that Dr. Cho doesn't have opening either?

Do you have a family physician who would be willing to take the course online and be able to help you and others? It can be done online, at the doctor's own pace. Tim had posted the link above, but here it is again.
http://www1.buprenorphinecme.com/TopicReq?

Keep checking back though, one may just come through in your area.
My best wishes.
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Well, I left a voicemail and wrote to Dr. Cho, explaining my wish to begin SUB therapy. I had not heard anything at all.
I left another message just a couple days ago, and anonymously asked if Dr. Cho is accepting new patients. I DID receive a call back today but was at work. The message was from Dr. Cho's nurse who said Dr. Cho IS accepting new patients at this time. She said that I would need a referral from my primary doc, and would need to know the "situation".

I'm a bit troubled now [)] Basically it's like this. I was seeing a doctor for my back problem. He originally prescribed my pain meds. After several months of visits, and no improvement on my disk problem (physical therapy etc), my doctor was being VERY short with me when I asked for a refill. It was clear to me that he DID NOT want to be giving me these meds.
My solution (and the main reason I'm in big trouble with my addiction now), I requested my medical records from his office. I then began ordering the meds online. There are several websites that are more than happy to give you a large amount of very strong hydrocodone, if you have medical records......and the money!

SO, how do I go to this doctor for a referral and explain my behavior? My disk is feeling much better now too (maybe because I'm on so much hydro).

Yes, I'm very ashamed. I've made some very bad decisions. I'm sure when he learns of my deception, he'll likely throw me out of his office without another thought!

I guess I haven't "explained" everything to Dr. Cho's office. Dr. Cho has a website that explains her specialties, and there is no mention of SUB. She's a pain management M.D. so every day she's getting these people with real pain issues. Then I come strolling in with a 130mg/day hydro habit......

I'm so very desperate right now, I guess I'll have to just bite the bullet and go in. I've always felt more comfortable with explaining myself in writing versus face to face. I think that's why the matching system was so very appealing to me. I could simply explain my problem, and they would contact me. They would already know what's going on. I suppose I'm a coward for this, but I'm already wearing that hat so I guess the shoe fits

I'm thinking that since I already wrote with a detailed explanation, she must not approve of accepting me. Just an assumption I guess.

I don't really know what to do. I'm lost. One things's for sure, I need to do something soon!

Thank you for responding.....and caring. I will keep looking for a contact from the matching system, but can't be optimistic there. I'll be back to post what happens.....if anything.
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Unread 04-28-2007, 12:58 PM   #13
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Hi Riva37, Can you give Dr. Cho's office a call and explain that you severed ties with your former doctor, but you do have your medical records from there and see what they say and then go from there?

I wouldn't assume anything about the letter. It could be that the office would rather a person call directly because a letter could be written by anyone? That's one thought that I had.

Please let me know how you're doing and what's going on.
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Unread 05-05-2007, 06:38 PM   #14
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Oh boy Riva37 your really going though some hell i don't envy you one bit. Just a thought but why do you need to tell your primary Dr anything just go in there and tell him/her that you need a referral, just tell them that Dr Cho is a pain management specialist and your back is still giving you pain, i am sure if your Doc is dedicated to his/her patients then they wont mind giving you that referral.
The Doc i am seeing for my suboxone treatment never ask for a referral but i know that my insurance have asked for referrals in the past when i have gone to see specialist Doctors so they may refuse to pay his bill's then i might need a referral from my primary Doc, i may go and ask my primary Doc for a referral anyway just in case.
Anyway Riva37 i am wishing you all the best i know what hell it is going though getting meds and running out then going into wirhdrawal, i am really lucky here in Tampa florida there are loads of Doctors, although i live about 40mls out of Tampa i am able to drive there to see the Doctor and get on the suboxone treatment. I have only been on it for one day but i don't have any withdrawal, i feel a little strange and i am hopping that will pass but i am quite happy with it at the moment, i had a 220mg a day oxycodone habbit for my back pain and sometimes i took much more than that, then i would run short before my next script was due and i would have to reduce my intake untill i got that next script sometimes i would run out before i got that script and then it was hell.
I hope you can get to see Dr Cho i know what your going though but don't give up keep trying your wife and kids need you.
All the best Honda.
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Unread 05-06-2007, 05:13 AM   #15
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Oh boy Riva37 your really going though some hell i don't envy you one bit. Just a thought but why do you need to tell your primary Dr anything just go in there and tell him/her that you need a referral, just tell them that Dr Cho is a pain management specialist and your back is still giving you pain, i am sure if your Doc is dedicated to his/her patients then they wont mind giving you that referral.
The Doc i am seeing for my suboxone treatment never ask for a referral but i know that my insurance have asked for referrals in the past when i have gone to see specialist Doctors so they may refuse to pay his bill's then i might need a referral from my primary Doc, i may go and ask my primary Doc for a referral anyway just in case.
Anyway Riva37 i am wishing you all the best i know what hell it is going though getting meds and running out then going into wirhdrawal, i am really lucky here in Tampa florida there are loads of Doctors, although i live about 40mls out of Tampa i am able to drive there to see the Doctor and get on the suboxone treatment. I have only been on it for one day but i don't have any withdrawal, i feel a little strange and i am hopping that will pass but i am quite happy with it at the moment, i had a 220mg a day oxycodone habbit for my back pain and sometimes i took much more than that, then i would run short before my next script was due and i would have to reduce my intake untill i got that next script sometimes i would run out before i got that script and then it was hell.
I hope you can get to see Dr Cho i know what your going though but don't give up keep trying your wife and kids need you.
All the best Honda.
Sorry I haven't visited in a couple days.
Thank You so much for your post. I appreciate your thoughts and sharing your experience.
To be perfectly honest, I've been putting of contacting Dr. Cho. It's not because I don't want the treatment....far from it! I'm just extremely nervous! Dr. Cho is the only physician certified for SUB within 400 miles of where I live. She's actually only a couple blocks away from me. I only have one shot to impress upon her that I need her help. If she chooses not to take me, then I'm screwed! Right now I'm just trying to learn as much as I can and prepare. I don't know yet if I'll go to my other doctor for a referral. I know he was getting pretty short with me when it came to prescribing meds. I basically quit going back......not sure how he'll react to me seeking out alternatives online. Especially now that I'm so hooked on pain meds.

I'm moving along pretty quick. The admin here (Nancy) ha been in contact w/me via email, which has been very nice. It won't be long before I take the plunge and go for it!

I'm sorry to hear you're feeling awkward. At least you're not sick from the WD's right? Now that it's been a few days since your post, are you feeling any better yet?

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Unread 06-18-2007, 01:34 AM   #16
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Riva,

any luck with the matching system yet? sounds like you live in the same sort of area as me. i called around for a couple of months trying to find a doctor that offered sub AND didn't have a huge waiting list...like six months waiting list. i had no luck. the ones with long lists wouldn't even refer me anywhere else they just acted as if i would have to wait. then, desperate to find answers, i signed up here...and i got an email the next day from a doctor who wasn't listed and it only 15 minutes away with no waiting list. you said you were worried about being someone with 130mg hydro habit strolling in. don't be. i had about the same level as you and i went strolling in and was treated very nicely. the only difference is you had a prescription in the past...i never did. the doctor didn't care...he was there to help because i had a drug problem regardless of how i got them or why. don't give up.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 09:04 PM   #17
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Yeah, they don't care how you were getting your pills.....as long as you are committed to staying clean. That is what they are there for. They know that not everyone is obtaining them legaly....I sure wasn't. They didn't ask where I was getting them. Surely this Dr. won't either. Well anyway, good luck to you.....
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Unread 06-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #18
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I too purchased meds from Asia - I was taking 30 30 mg / day so I guess my habit was 900mg / day -
You know my only advise is to be honest with your primary doctor - they are people who understand every bad thing with people who are additcted.
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Unread 06-21-2007, 06:20 AM   #19
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Are there are providers in Southeast Texas? I don't really know how long this takes and didn't see any physicians on the map in my area. Are there any other ways to get help? I have been self-medicating my whole life. I am intelligent and feel I could contribute a lot more to society if I could receive proper treatment from an informed professional. I am currently on steroids for R.A. and another problem and I feel like a new person. I have cut back tremendously on my pain meds and can get by on 2 1/2 -5 mg of hydrocodone per day. I have always thought my problems were psychological but this development makes me certain there is a strong phyical component affecting me (even if it is a manifestation of original psychological problems). I too purchased some bup from overseas just in case. I would appreciate any help or info from someone here more familiar with the process and availability of this program. - Dianne
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Unread 06-21-2007, 11:05 AM   #20
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Welcome to NAABT Dianne!
There is this doc in Alice
Raul Capitaine, M.D. 1801 Main Street Alice, TX 78332 (361) 668-3004

How far south are you? If you go to this site and enter your zip and how far you can travel, it will give you a list. http://www.naabt.org/patient_dr_connection.cfm

Hope that helps.
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Riva,

any luck with the matching system yet? sounds like you live in the same sort of area as me. i called around for a couple of months trying to find a doctor that offered sub AND didn't have a huge waiting list...like six months waiting list. i had no luck. the ones with long lists wouldn't even refer me anywhere else they just acted as if i would have to wait. then, desperate to find answers, i signed up here...and i got an email the next day from a doctor who wasn't listed and it only 15 minutes away with no waiting list. you said you were worried about being someone with 130mg hydro habit strolling in. don't be. i had about the same level as you and i went strolling in and was treated very nicely. the only difference is you had a prescription in the past...i never did. the doctor didn't care...he was there to help because i had a drug problem regardless of how i got them or why. don't give up.
No - I've never been contacted by anyone. Not a single phone call....not a single email.....nothing. Here I still sit in that little red circle around SE South Dakota

If we're in the same area, I wonder why I'm being snubbed? Very sad. This is very depressing. I guess I'll just give up.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 07:51 PM   #22
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Keep your head up!! Eventually you will find a doctor, and your life will take a turn for the best.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #23
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I can not find my user # so I can register on the patient doctor match up. where would I find this.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 03:35 PM   #24
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Hi 1dery, if you're signing up for the first time, you won't have a user number. That's for people who have already signed up. You can just go to this link:

https://www.naabt.org/patient_doctor...ation_form.cfm

I hope it works out!!
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Unread 07-30-2007, 03:49 PM   #25
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Thanks Nancy. I registered.
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Unread 08-02-2007, 03:57 AM   #26
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Hopefully you live in an area with some practicing physicians. From what I've read here, the matching system works great for lots of people.

It's been several months for me and I haven't been matched once. I'm in an apparent Suboxone desert! There was one Dr. in my area licensed to prescribe. Although I was matched in the system, I contacted nonetheless. No dice for me!

Not sure if it makes sense to continue renewing my account. Not sure why I do. Just hanging on to that little shread of hope I guess. Maybe one day.....maybe one day.
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Unread 08-02-2007, 11:29 AM   #27
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Hi Riva37,
You're right it seems you are in a "suboxone desert" I have been mailing info to area doctors hoping to encourage more to become certified. SAMHSA updates their list every Sunday (I think) so checking once a week for new docs on the list might be worth it: http://naabt.org/patient_dr_connection.cfm

As far as renewing, It won't hurt, sometimes new doctors don't want to be on the public list (40%)but some of them do participate in the matching system, so you might be reaching docs you otherwise wouldn't be able to.

I hope things change in your area soon, hang in there.

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Unread 08-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #28
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Thanks for the follow up Tim.

I was wondering if you still look for physicians to sign up. Although this site hasn't been able to find someone for me, I do appreciate the efforts! I may not have been the best at expressing my appreciation, and I'm sorry for that. The work you people are doing is certainly a noble effort.

I will be back weekly to see if something has changed. With continued prayer, and some luck, one day I'll get the help me and my family so desperately need. I'll play the waiting game until then.

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Hopefully you live in an area with some practicing physicians. From what I've read here, the matching system works great for lots of people.

It's been several months for me and I haven't been matched once. I'm in an apparent Suboxone desert! There was one Dr. in my area licensed to prescribe. Although I was matched in the system, I contacted nonetheless. No dice for me!

Not sure if it makes sense to continue renewing my account. Not sure why I do. Just hanging on to that little shread of hope I guess. Maybe one day.....maybe one day.
Correction to this post. I said I WAS matched by the one Dr. in my area. I meant to say was NOT. I know it's kinda confusing when I say I've never been matched, then go on to say I was. I have not been matched.
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Unread 09-20-2007, 02:54 AM   #30
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This matching system is never going to work for me. I'm done looking and hoping.

Good luck to everyone else in your quest to rid yourselves from this afflication. I wish you all the very best.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 12:13 AM   #31
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Don't give up hope. Maybe some doctors in your area can be convinced to take the course so that they can treat their patients that need this service.

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Unread 10-22-2007, 06:40 AM   #32
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I was never matched in the matching system, but I have finally found a doctor!!!
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Unread 10-22-2007, 12:01 PM   #33
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Oh Riva37!! Congratulations! Finally!!
Did you start yet? How's it going?

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Unread 10-22-2007, 04:20 PM   #34
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I begin the Friday after this next one. CANNOT WAIT!

I do owe a special THANK YOU to admin Tim here!

Although the matching system never matched me, one day Tim emailed me the name of a local Dr. who had recently taken the training, yet chose not to be listed publicly.

I called, and the rest is history. I never would have found someone without this site!
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Unread 11-09-2007, 12:01 PM   #35
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Hi Riva37,
I hope that more doctors become certified in your area. I checked our maps and there are not many near you at all. Unless more sign up soon you probably won’t get a response form the matching system, but it won’t hurt to stay on. We send mailing to doctors in that area asking them to get certified and provide links for them to do it online.

I was only able to find these near South East SD.
Myung Cho, M.D. 3934 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 322-7524

Richard Fitch, M.D. O'Neill Valley Hope, P.O. Box 918, 1410 10th Street O'Neill, NE 68763 (402) 336-3747

There is a treatment facility that uses buprenorphine in Omaha, NE:
University Drug and Alcohol Program
http://www.unmc.edu/psychiatry 1941 South 42nd Street
Suite 210, Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 595-1703 Intake402) 595-1708 (402) 595-1703

I feel so bad I wish there was some way we could help you get connected with a doc.

Best of luck,
Tim
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Thank you so much for your response, on caring words.

I had already done some searching on Dr. Cho, who is very very close to where I live. This may sound silly, but I want to ask anyways. Now that I'm in the matching system, would it make sense for me to call/write Dr. Cho's office and plead my case? Just wondering......I'm willing to try anything at this point.

I've actually already been to a 30 day inpatient program. They didn't offer any medical assistance, so I sat in a room for a week and went through hell. I was fine for a while, then fell into some hard times, and here I am.....AGAIN!

You are providing such a noble service. Proactively seeking MD's to get certified......bravo! I think there is still quite a stigma here that most MD's have no interest at all.

How very depressing. I don't know how much longer I can hold on like this. I feel like any day everything could come crashing down on me. Although there aren't enough in my area, I appreciate the effort to get more. I just need the Lord to carry me until I get contacted. I know HE will care for me, in this life or the next.
Riva, I looked up your post history because I read your other posts and wanted to know your story. Glad you finally found a doc. I just wanted to comment on your inpatient stint. They didn't medicate you? Holy smokes!!! I looked into going to a place in FL called the Summer something house. Summerview? Summerfield? Can't remember but they told me they had a bed and could help. They only do detox though. They start you on a dose of opiates higher than what you are used to and taper you off to nothing in 7 days. Sounded good but there was no aftercare which worried me. So I decided to do the sub program and try this. Good to know your story and I don't think the doctors care where we are getting our DOC from. They know we can't be legally obtaining them as we ARE addicts.
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Riva, I looked up your post history because I read your other posts and wanted to know your story. Glad you finally found a doc. I just wanted to comment on your inpatient stint. They didn't medicate you? Holy smokes!!! I looked into going to a place in FL called the Summer something house. Summerview? Summerfield? Can't remember but they told me they had a bed and could help. They only do detox though. They start you on a dose of opiates higher than what you are used to and taper you off to nothing in 7 days. Sounded good but there was no aftercare which worried me. So I decided to do the sub program and try this. Good to know your story and I don't think the doctors care where we are getting our DOC from. They know we can't be legally obtaining them as we ARE addicts.
are there any docs in boston that take healthinsurance for visit
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Hi kryan1328, there's a space on the matching system registration form that has a 'statement to the physician'. You could put that you have healthnet insurance in there and see if anyone replies.
https://www.naabt.org/patient_doctor...ation_form.cfm

Otherwise, you can call different physicians in your area by using this page:
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can anyone by chance help me to find a doctor too? i am currently on the list but havent had any responses. i live in coeur d alene idaho. i am wondering if i am able just to call doctors and ask if there is anywany to get some help?
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Yes you can call them, unfortunately there are not very many certified doctors in Idaho able to prescribe this medication, but its worth a chance. Just enter your zip code at the top of this site: www.naabt.org/local

You also could just try and call any doctor near you because not all of them who are certified are on the list, you might get lucky and find one. If you find a doctor who wants to treat you but isn't certified, he/she can get certified online, they don't have to attend the training in person. Here's how http://www1.buprenorphinecme.com/PageReq

I'd keep looking and maybe one will respond through the matching system while your looking, but we don't have a lot of doctors [participating in that area. If you find a doc interested we can send him/her info to help convince them to become certified, just let us know. Good luck.
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There are a lot of pain specialist drs that are prescribing suboxone now also. Don't give up just because the matching system doesn't work for you. Open up the yellow pages and start calling doctors. Start by calling pain specialists and keep calling.
For the person who lives in idaho - i am from bend oregon and bend is a small place and there are 2 or 3 drs here now who prescribe suboxone. Bend oregon is about 4 hrs away from idaho.
My dr is a pain specialist and he is wonderful. He is from an office here called "The Center" and they have offices in John Day Oregon and in the Dalles. I think both of those towns are even closer to Idaho.

Also I don't know how many people know this but PAIN SPECIALIST DRS. are also called "PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION DOCTORS".

I hope this might help some of you looking for drs.
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Looking for a doctor near Anniston Alabama that can both diagnosis a disorder and treat a dual diagnosis of drug addiction and psychiatric disorder. My fiancee is currently on Suboxone with a doctor in Gadsden, but not sure how well she does with dual diagnosis. Would love to find a specialist in this area, and would be willing to travel to Birmingham or Atlanta if necessary. Thanks!
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Hi GinaRN1 and welcome, here's a link that has a few different ways to locate a doctor:
http://www.addictionsurvivors.org/vb...ad.php?t=21259

I hope it's helpful.

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Any doctors around or within 40 to 50 miles from zip code 37766. I have contacted a few but they are WAY to high in cost.
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I wrote a match sometime last week and have only gotten one reply, from the same doctor I am being treated by! Are you allowed to re-write your match possibly adding distance and changing your needs to what is really important now?
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I wrote a match sometime last week and have only gotten one reply, from the same doctor I am being treated by! Are you allowed to re-write your match possibly adding distance and changing your needs to what is really important now?
Hi ahk2120,
Best thing to do is to log in and update your existing account, rather than create a new one. This way the doc who already emailed you won't see your updated info (once doctors respond they can no longer see your application). Just log in with your patient ID# and password and click "update info" make the changes to the millage and statement then click submit. After that you will appear on the screen of the doctors in the new radius you entered. Here are some other ways to find treatment: http://www.naabt.org/tl/buprenorphin...-treatment.cfm
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