After years of narcotic abuse, due to 3 herniated discs, i finally, in 2007 went into detox, then 18 days of inpatient treatment and 2 years at conifer park inPlattsburgh Ny. I was first introduced to suboxone while in outpatient treatment at conifer park. After successful completion of the program, i couldnt help but notice how well suboxone worked for my pain issue and the law had receintly been changed, where a doctor with an AB DEA Designation, could write for subs. I have been on subs for 4 years now and out of the blue, my doctor retires. Im very scared, because i cant find any primary care doctor that will take me on. I am now diabetic and have periferal neuropathy(feels like im standing in a fire pit or 30 mins in a snow bank). I need advice and bad. Where do i look? i live in a small town and have called doctors in the outlying areas and the answer is always no. They say you cant stop this abruptly, but doctors dont seem to care about my situation. Please help!!!
Welcome to our site. I am a little confused, are you looking for a primary care physician, a suboxone dr. Or help getting off suboxone. If you ar looking for a suboxone dr, who also does primary care, have you tried going to the suboxone.com webpage and looked for the dr locator link, I think it is on the Here To Help page. Widen the search are to 100 mile radius and bookmark the ones for you area and call them, you might have to call a few of them, but where I live, it is mainly family medicine drs, internal medicine drs, pain management, and GPs who took the subs course and are legal to write for it. There are a few neurologists too, that might take care of the foot problem for you. If you are considering coming off suboxone, you can taper off, slowly worked for me, I had no withdrawal coming off slowly. I listed my taper schedule and all tips I used in my profile story, click my avatar to read it. You didn't list what dose you are on, but tapering off is suggested. Can you please hit comment and let us know exactly what help you need? Thanks, patti
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