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Compared to 3 years ago, I notice:
Poll ended at Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:59 am
More buprenorphine practices in my area 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
Fewer buprenorphine practices in my area 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
The same number of practices 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
A change in type of practice, say from independent doc to methadone-style clinic. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:59 am 
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I read a comment recently by a member that 'more and more doctors are prescribing buprenorphine.' The comment is not reflective of the situation in my part of the Midwest... so I'm curious. Please let me know if you are seeing greater or fewer buprenorphine certified docs-- and if anyone is taking new patients. Depending on the results, we can try to break things down in a later poll.

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In the last three years the number has VERY SLIGHTLY risen in the Minneapolis area.

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I haven't searched for a suboxone doctor in a while, but I'll do a couple of searches from the areas I've lived in, and will see if I can tell a difference.


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I had to come back and clarify after literally dealing with this issue for the last couple hours. Minneapolis/St. Paul and suburbs 20-30 minutes outside has seen a slight increase but, even so, many of those prescribers are at the 100 client cap or very close to it.

Huge parts of the state have one, two or zero prescribers, leaving many people to travel up to 6 hours one way for a suitable prescriber.

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Central Minnesota has had a net decrease over the last few years. The online sources are woefully out of date for our area.


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Central to western ohio (Columbus-Dayton area), from what I've seen, has had a small increase. I've lived in both areas recently, though I've not been long in Columbus, even though that's where my doc has been since I started over a year ago. But from talking to others, it seems about the same as Dayton, which I have witnessed a small increase in. However, I also know of some really good places like an excellent detox facility that closed a couple years ago near Dayton and the rehabs in the area, most I know of do prescribe suboxone inpatient, always seem to be fighting to keep their budgets from getting cut. So private practices may be seeing some increase but it's a struggle for the county or state funded facilities.


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The same here in Indiana


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Hello all and congratulations on whatever stage of recovery you are in!. I've only been in recovery for a month and a half, and this is my first post on this forum. (which is GREAT btw!) I live in the north-central area of WV, and it seems there is a decline in the number of sub docs around here. I've been tryin to get in to see one for about 6 months, and finally got in just 6 weeks ago. hope this info helps!


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Like others who posted I would have to do a search again to find out. But I did ask my doctor if he was at his cap of 100 and he said yes and no. Meaning, if someone calls to see if they can get in, the staff will state that he can no longer take any new patients. If the patient just comes in and asks the doctor then he will prescribe. He said he tries to maintain a 85% patient cap. I asked why and he said he needs to leave room for those who fail in trying to get off of it. If a patient says they want to quit and then try to come back and start over, their slot would have been filled already. That made me very happy just in case it happens to me.

I wonder how the other doctors handle this one?

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I'll ask my doc, Rule!

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