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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:21 am 
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I have been considering moving for about the last year. I will have to find a new doctor.

Do you have to go through induction all over again and pay the high fees?

Or can you get something from your current doctor that kind of explains where you are at in treatment?

Anyone have a similar experience? I guess just switching doctors would be the same deal.

Just don't want to have to spend all that money a second time.



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Hi ryan

Im moving too ,,,, this weekend, but THANKFULLY only about 10 miles!!

Anyways,,,,,

I think it really depends on each individual doctor. If I were in your situation, I would do a doctor search for the area I was moving to, and call around.

Also, it may be a good idea to get your current suboxone doctor to write you some kind of letter or recomendation, you know, saying how long they've seen you for, and how much your on, ETC.
That may be REALLY good evidence that you HAVE gone thru induction already, with a 'professional'

hope this helps.
NAABT.org
and suboxone.com
both have doctor search tools

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I moved three years ago and had to get a new doctor. I found my current one on NAABT and I did not have to re-induce or anything. You will hopefully be able to find a similar doctor who will just pick up your treatment where you are now. Like Amber said, start calling around. In addition to those two sites, there's also www.suboxone-directory.com and http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/.

I'll also have to find a new one next year when we move out of state.

Good luck finding one!

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I too moved one state over and had to find a new doctor for Suboxone. What I did was bring my current doctors card to give to my new one so he could verify I was already an established patient. That ended up not mattering because my new Dr. believed what I said and continued on with my treatment. The main difference between the two was that my old Dr. said it was no problem being on it for life and my new one had a six month taper plan with all his Suboxone patients. Ha Ha, that was over a year ago and I am just on maintenance now so it worked out just fine.

You are going to have to sit down and make all those phone calls though. They all operate differently as far as only taking cash, how much, some take insurance with cash, and others take insurance as paid in full. I found one who only prescribes it for pain, that was a weird one. I also had to cross reference the Suboxone doctor list with my insurance PPO providers. That was a pain but worth the effort as I found one to accept my BCBS as paid in full. He is now my family Dr.

Yea it's a pain but what else can you do. Make the calls early so you don't get stuck w/o your Sub.

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Thanks everyone for the info. Oregon Coast here I come! I've been wanting to move there for years to settle and relax.


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