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 Post subject: Hello, DocNusum here...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:36 am 
Hello,

DocNusum here.

I'm the founder and managing member of PrimeCare PLLC.
This is a newly opened medical practice in the pacific northwest focused on the medication assisted treatment of substance use disorders. This is a Addiction medicine practice staffed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants that applies medical principles and practices in the treatment of Tobbacco, Alcohol, Amphetamines, and Opiate abuse/dependence.

Prior to the recent opening of the above practice, I was one of the co-founders of the Lummi Indian Nation's Suboxone Clinic and worked there for about 4 yrs. There, we had about 150 patients who were required to attend group therapy for 1 hr per day 5 days a week and were dosed 6 days a week... with a Saturday "take-home." "No group... no medications"... !!!They were also required to provide a U/A-Tox a "minimum" of 1 day/week... but knew that they could be asked to submit a sample anytime they were on the premises.

As for me....
I'm a former Army medic, Chicago Paramedic, Critical Care Nurse who attended the Stanford School of Medicine's dual Family Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Program. I initially practiced Cardiology, Rheumatology, and Internal Medicine for quite a few yrs. Then got bored with it... so packed up and practiced medicine in Austere environments (warzones-Iraq, Afghanistan then Sudan) for a few yrs. Then upon my return to the US, I attended the University of Nebraska Medical center and completed a Masters degree in Psychiatry-Behavioral Medicine. I'm also a member of ASAM & AAAP. Along with running PrimeCare PLLC, I also work in a Involuntary Inpatient Psych Facility, and also work in a Secure Detox facility.

I am here to learn from and hopefully contribute to the knowledge, wisdom and understanding present on this forum.

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hi wellcome to the forum". what is your problem? and how can we help you?


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Hello and welcome DocNusum. It's always great to have people in different fields related to suboxone joining our community. Different perspectives can only lead to greater understanding for everyone. I hope you stick around and keep posting.

Again, welcome! See you around the forum. :)

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:oops: hi docnusum'. thought you were the one that thinks and play's doctor. my bad :lol:


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Hi Docnusum.

It's always great to have more professionals in the field grace this board. Feel free to chime in and set the record straight whenever you think our discussions get too creative. :lol:

It'd be great if you could stick around.

Welcome.

tj.


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Are you in recovery for addiction docnusum?

What drew you to the field of addiction medicine?

Any promising new treatments on the horizion that we should know about?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:54 pm 
Nahhh...
Nothing exciting here.
Have abused Etoh in the past ... smoked a LOT of weed in the past, tried shrooms once and acid once.Also used to smoke tobacco.
Wasn't really interested in any harder substances than that.

In retrospect, probably because Mom was a "barely" functioning addict MY entire life and therefore exposed me to MANY negative reinforcers...

From grandma & grandpa, most of their 22 siblings and all of their children had "substance abuse disorders."
Then the "crack epidemic" hit the inner cities HARD...and made my neighborhood look like a scene from the "Night of the living dead/Day of the Dead"movies. So mom and her buddies didn't even have to slow down long enough to cook it any longer (freebasing) "ready rock" was all the rage.

So I grew up with a LOT of


examples of shit NOT to do.


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Welcome Doc,


Some people learn to get out and stop the cycle and other choose to keep it going. It is hard to live a life you know nothing about (sober).We have either lots of compassion or lots of anger towards the people that F'd up our childhood. Funny though as much as I've always said I would never be like her, I am in some many ways.

Good that you choose not only to stop the cycle But to help the ones that didn't
Mel :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:39 pm 
tearj3rker wrote:
Hi Docnusum.

It's always great to have more professionals in the field grace this board. Feel free to chime in and set the record straight whenever you think our discussions get too creative. :lol:

It'd be great if you could stick around.

Welcome.

tj.


Ha..ha...
Guess you mistakenly thought I was here to provide "therapeutic communications" and treatment "advice" to anonymous folks on a open internet web forum...

Your responses to me 'chiming in to set the record straight' are classic...

This is gonna be fun as the hilarity ensues...

YMMV


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That's before we realised you were just pretending to be a PA.


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