Explanation of Suboxone Treatment

SUBOXONE®(buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCl dihydrate) Film

 Our plan is for you to develop a partnership with Dr. King and his staff. We applaud your decision to start a new part of your life. We will provide quality primary care service as we provide Suboxone treatment for you.


Intake
You will be given a comprehensive substance dependence assessment, as well as an evaluation of mental status and physical exam. The pros and cons of the medication, SUBOXONE, will be presented. Treatment expectations, as well as issues involved with maintenance versus medically supervised withdrawal will be discussed. The Initial Consultation includes vitals & drug screening.Basic labs will be charge to insurance company or cash depending on Dr. King's orders.

Induction
You will be switched from your current opioid (prescription painkillers) on to SUBOXONE.  Depending upon your use, you will be asked to stop all opiates at least one day before the induction. At the time of induction, you will be asked to provide a urine sample to confirm the presence of opioids and possibly other drugs.
You must arrive for the first visit experiencing mild to moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms that include:

·         AGITATION
·         ANXIETY
·         MUSCLE ACHES
·         INCREASED TEARING
·         INSOMNIA
·         RUNNY NOSE
·         SWEATING
·         YAWNING

You must be in mild to moderate withdrawal, because Suboxone holds on to the opiate receptors tightly.. more than prescription drugs or other opiates. We don't want you to have a precipitated withdrawal in the office

Arrangements will be made for you to receive your first dose in Dr. King's office.  Dr. King has made arrangements with the pharmacy in his building to have a ready supply of Suboxone. Your response to the initial dose will be monitored by Dr. King and his medical assistants. You may receive additional medication, if necessary, to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

Plan to be in Dr. King's office for two to three hours for the first day of induction. If you work, you should take two days off for induction. Since an individual’s tolerance and reactions to SUBOXONE vary, 2nd day of induction may be scheduled to follow up in Dr. King's office and medications will be adjusted until you no longer experience withdrawal symptoms or cravings. Urine drug screening is typically required for all patients at every visit during this phase.


Stabilization
Once the appropriate dose of SUBOXONE is established, you will stay at this dose until steady blood levels are achieved. Dr. King and you will discuss your treatment options from this point forward.

Maintenance
Treatment compliance and progress will be monitored. Participation in some form of behavioral counseling is strongly recommended to ensure best chance of treatment success. You are likely to have scheduled appointments on a weekly basis, however, if treatment progress is good and goals are met, monthly visits will eventually be considered sufficient. The Maintenance phase can last from weeks to years—the length of treatment will be determined by you and  Dr. King and, possibly, your counselor. Your length of treatment may vary depending on your individual needs.

Medically Supervised Withdrawal
As your treatment progresses, you and your doctor may eventually decide that medically supervised withdrawal is an appropriate option for you. In this phase, your doctor will gradually taper your SUBOXONE dose over time, taking care to see that you do not experience any withdrawal symptoms or cravings.

 

Accepting private Insurance and Medicare patients

For cash prices please call 323-617-5409

 
 
 
Location
W. King Health Care Group
3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 506
Baldwin Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90008
Phone: 323-275-4520
Fax: 323-544-6772
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