Yes. Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine is for patients that want to get their life back on track, Ultimately free of narcotics and substance abuse.
What kind of opioid addiction do you treat?
Suboxone treatment is used to treat the withdrawal symptoms while undergoing detoxification from narcotics and substances such as Heroin, Methadone, Oxycodone, Vicodin, and similar drugs.
What are the side effects of Suboxone?
Common side effects of SUBOXONE include nausea, vomiting, drug withdrawal syndrome, headache, sweating, numb mouth, constipation, painful tongue, redness of the mouth, intoxication (feeling lightheaded or drunk), disturbance in attention, irregular heartbeat, decrease in sleep, blurred vision, back pain, fainting, dizziness, and sleepiness.
How much will it cost?
The appropriate fee is required at the beginning of the session. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are acceptable. Checks should be made payable to Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine.Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine does not accept insurance at this time but we will provide you with any documentation needed for you to pursue reimbursement from your insurance company provided you qualify for out of network coverage.
To undergo treatment in Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine’s DATA 2000 Therapy Program. Initial Assessment Appointment – $350; Medication Management follow-up – $280
This fee includes monthly meetings with Dr. Buzzanell or David McKee PA-C for med management, individual/group counseling and regular, random drug screens. We utilize “Point of Care” testing UDS cups in the office. Best practice care includes periodic confirmation at the lab. We partner with Paradigm Laboratory to conduct confirmations. UDS cups are sent to confirm.If you are insured, the lab will bill your insurance for UDS confirmation. Otherwise, you are responsible for the cost of confirmations conducted by the lab.
Is it covered by insurance?
Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine does not accept insurance at this time but we will provide you with any documentation needed for you to pursue reimbursement from your insurance company provided you qualify for out of network coverage.
What will the first appointment be like?
When you arrive you will fill out your paperwork (if you haven’t already done so). You will provide a urine sample and be placed in a room and undergo an intake assessment. Once Dr. Buzzanell determines your treatment plan, your prescription will be called in to the pharmacy and you can go pick it up. If this is the first time taking Suboxone, you will come back to the office and take your prescription while being monitored for potential side effects before being released.
How many appointments will I have?
Every month you will have at least two appointments, one with the doctor and one with a Counselor.
Can I drive myself?
Yes, you can drive yourself but please have a driver on day of medication induction.
What do I need to bring?
Money for your visit: Cash, checks or credit / debit cards