Doctor Directories

There are several resources for finding buprenorphine-certified doctors. I’ll plug my forum, SuboxForum, as one such place. The Forum has close to 10,000 registered members, and visitor traffic is much higher, since registration is not required to read posts. I do not share or sell registration info, and you can register with fake information, if the idea of giving a name creeps you out. Feel free to visit and ask if anyone knows of open docs in your area.

Suboxone-Doctor Searches

There are several web sites that are designed to pair patients and doctors.  They are not provided in any particular order, and other than being a bit leery of the pharmaceutical company’s site for reasons cited below, I don’t favor one over another.  I suspect that some listed doctors will be full, or may have ever retired from the Suboxone business for reasons described on the main page.  But along with the sites listed by commenters, you should get off on a good start.

Suboxone-Directory

This site has changed over the years from a directory to a promotional site for doctors willing to pay a fee. The site has a link to the directory put out the manufacturer of Suboxone Film (see below), but otherwise contains general comments encouraging people to get help, and a short list of promoted practices.  Not all that useful.

The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment or NAABT

A portal where prospective patients enter their location and other information, and that information is then sent to certified doctors who have signed up to be matched with patients. There are links to other sites, including a forum. The site is a question mark to me, because it self-described as an ‘alliance of advocates’, but I’ve never met, read about, or spoken with a buprenorphine prescriber who is ‘allied’ with them.   Of course if patients want an alliance, that’s what my forum is for!

Suboxone.com and Turn to Help

Includes a listing of ‘Here to Help’ doctors– which should be considered a wall of shame, since such doctors have pledged to prescribe only the pharmaceutical company, Reckitt Benckiser Group’s Suboxone ‘Film’, regardless of patient preference, request, or need.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA

This government agency site has a detailed search function that finds doctors based on zip code, state, city, or name of doctor. Since SAMHSA knows who is and is not certified, this list to be the most comprehensive. The list also contains names of docs who became certified at some point in the past ten years, but never set up, or perhaps discontinued, treatment with buprenorphine.  As of 2017 the site has been upgraded, and is the most current site on the internet today.  Use it!

Suboxonedoctors.com

The site provides a nice listing of doctors by state and by city, which would be a very handy thing if the listings were accurate.  As of 2017, many of the listed doctors are retired or full, and doctors or nurse practitioners entering the field in the past year or two are not listed.  But the site does provide a starting point, as many of the listed doctors who are still around may know who is accepting new patients out there.

All of the sites listed above are free to the person looking for a physician. Most are free for the physician as well. There is a nice mix of sites supported by the pharmaceutical industry, by the government, and by a few private individuals.

Each Suboxone-certified physician can treat only 30 or 100 patients, depending on certification level. Many of us hope that the cap on patients will be raised or eliminated at some point, since there is a clear shortage of cerified doctors in some regions, and there is no limit to the number of patients that a physician can treat with narcotic pain medications. The cap is determined by Federal law, so changing the cap takes more than just an administrative decision.

I hope these sites are helpful. Before you go, check out the ‘search’ function in the upper right corner of the page. You’ll find my blog articles about almost every aspect of opioid dependence, as well as six years of posts by other patients taking or considering Suboxone, who are/were in your shoes.

 

37 thoughts on “Doctor Directories

  1. This site is an excellent idea! I am so glad to see that there are a few people who remain pro-active with regard to helping others find Buprenorphine Treatment. Here are a few others; these may or may not be any different. Still, more resources can only benefit those in need. Thanks so much Doc!

    *Suboxone Doctors Buprenorphine Treatment Centers – http://www.buprenorphinedoctorsdirectory.com

    *OpiatesRX.com – http://www.opiatesrx.com

    *Drug Rehabs: Connecting People With People Who Can Help – http://www.drug-rehabs.com/few-physicians-buprenorphine.htm

    • Matt, thank you for the info, I cant seem to find a Dr. that Is accepting new patients!! I have been on the Films for OVER 2 1/12 years and my Dr. NEVER thought I was ready to be weaned down let alone a taper! I believe they WANT you to depend on them for their medication, that they KNOW you need or else you will be sick and suffer!! I would be with this Dr. still, till this day, If his Nurse Assistant didn’t steal $300.00 out of my purse that SHE HAD to hold (Policy) while I did my urine!! I did realize it before I left the office, The office manager, myself and “The Thief” had a meeting regarding the situation and coming from an Office Manager to say to me, as a Patient “I knew a Patient stole my cell once, but there was nothing I could do about it!” YEA!!! IMAGINE! I said, ok but I am the Patient here, NOT an employee! I don’t expect to be taken advantage of at My own Dr. Office! Then, They REFUSED TO LET ME SPEAK TO THE DPCTOR HIMSELF! Shuffling me out the door quickly as possible, when I called they told me I was no longer a patient there anymore! Still wouldn’t let me speak to the Doctor! I don’t even think he knows what happened, they probably told him I stopped showing up for my appointments! SO FOR ANYONE READING THIS MESSAGE, THE OFFICE WAS ********************************************************* in ******, MASS!!!! THE OFFICE MANAGER, **** WAS NICE TO ME ALL THE TIME, TILL HER FRIEND, THE NA, **** HAD STOLEN $300 OUT OF MY PURSE, WHILE I HAD TO DO A URINE!! REAL NICE HUH?? HOW MANY TIMES I HAD BOUGHT **** DUNKS COFFEE AND BREAKFAST ON MY WAY IN TO MY APPOINTMENT! THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A PATIENT LIKE THAT!! AND YA KNOW WHAT, NOT FOR NOTHING, THAT $300 WAS MONEY TO HELP CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS A TUMB STONE FOR MY LATE BROTHER, JUSTIN MAY HE R.I.P. BUT DONT YOU WORRY BRO…SIS HAS YOUR BACK AND THAT GRIMMY PIECE OF [email protected] THIEF WILL NOT STOP YOU FROM GETTING WHAT IS RESPECTFULLY YOURS, WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, I WILL GET YOU YOUR HEADSTONE! I WOULDNT RECOMEND ANYONE TO GO TO THAT SHITHOLE THAT STEALS FROM PATIENTS, THAT HAVE ALREADY SEEN, LIVED AND FELT LIKE THEY WHERE IN HELL, HAVE THE COURAGE, THE STRENGHT TO GET BETTER, AND YOU CANT EVEN TRUST THE PEOPLE THAT YOUR PUTTING YOUR MEDICAL CARE IN? DISGRACE! PROBABLY WHY JUSTIN DECIDED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE…..HE WAS LIVING IN HELL ANYWAYS, COULDNT TRUST ANYONE, BUT ME! DOES TRACEE CARE?? ************, DO THEY CARE? HOPE THE $300 WAS WORTH IT TO HER, GOD SEE’S EVERYTHING AND DOESNT LIKE UGLY! MAYBE *************** IN ******** NEEDS TO START DRUG TESTING THEIR OWN STAFF! JS! WHEEEEEWWWW!!!! SORRY ABOUT THAT EVERYONE, COURSE IT UPSETS ME!!! ANYWAYS, BLESSING IN DISGUISE, COULDA BEEN WORSE, COULDA BEEN MORE MONEY! COULD HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT BY AN ACTIVE ADDICT HERSELF, AND HURT ME PHYSICALLY, HEALTH WISE!
      STRONGLY SUGGEST TO ANYONE IN THE BOSTON AREA….*****************, ************, THICK AS THIEVES!!!! THANKS AGAIN MATT!!!

      • that’s the truth most drs want 300 cash to c u come on really theres not enogh mass health drs this is a shame for ppl wanting help wow where shall I get 300 cash on ssi Marianne amaral

  2. I have been on pain pills for22 years an im trying to finf a suboxone clinic but no luck yet i live in blackford co indiana

  3. Have an 18 year old son who has asked for help. He is waiting 1 week to get in with an addiction specialist and I am not certain he will survive.

    • your a stronge wonderful mom who loves her son very much.this specialist is he an interventionlist. there are several different kinds of clinics an programs out there. You know your son you and him together gather all the research on methodone clinics suboxone dr. your find one that fits you. He has the biggest supporter right next to him god bless an hope here from u soon.

  4. I have been on pain pills for over 15 years, my husband also. We had to make a decision to get a house or go off the pain meds we decided to go off the meds, we have been homeless for 4 months. My VERY EXPENSIVE DOCTOR who costed approx. 3,000.00 the first 4 months. She found a very piddle reason to kick us out. I cant find a reasonable doctor anywhere in the area? I need help in LOUISVILLE, KY area. We have had great success in this program!!! The cap is very wrong. ITS A CASH COW!!! I have 4 days to find a doctor but cant seem to find one. Anyone who knows of a doctor please email me. at [email protected].

  5. PS I am a chronic pain patient with 15 vertebrae and stenosis in my kneck. I have 3 young children to support and we finally got an apt. we move in next week if we can find a doctor. PLEASE GOD HELP US TO STAY AWAY FROM ROXICODONE. thank you anyone who can help. area code is 47150. [email protected] I NEED A DOCTOR QUICK THAT DOESNT COST 500.00 a month forever!!!

  6. I just moved to Phoenix AZ from Las Vegas, NV. I had a cash-only suboxone doctor and I need to find one in Phoenix like today.. Can anyone help? I was trying to find the psychologist type doctors, the ones who can help with keeping me on a mood stabilizer regimen, not a physician type who does drugs tests every week and I have to do all these things just to get my meds.. I need a doctor ASAP please help!!

    • Hi Brittany,
      I lived in Phoenix for 7 years and have been on suboxone since 2003 or so…..When I went to the clinic below, it was $100 cash each month. It is a methadone clinic on one side and a suboxone clinic on the other: If you are still looking for an excellent clinic to get suboxone etc. Go to:

      3825 N. 24th street
      Phoenix, AZ 85016-6512
      Contact

      (602) 955-7997

      Good luck!! I wish you the best,
      K

  7. In louisville area , need help today , for a appt . Have insurance , for dr’s office visit , and have R/X insurance as well.
    At the end of my rope, tired of the rollercoster.

  8. I found Dr. Michael Willens at Advanced Pain Management Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida who is taking new patients. He really understands addiction, is very caring, and the office is very professional and discreet. 904-683-2596. He actually takes time to talk with me – doesn’t just prescribe Suboxone.

    • Hi there. I know your post was quite a while ago but I was wondering if you found a Dr. in the Raleigh area?

  9. In Louisville area, need help, at end of our rope. Husband taking Subs for back pain, Needing to see if any doctors charge less than $500.00 for each visit. We can’t afford this at all but he needs something for pain to even live a normal life. Help please.

  10. My God…the number of people on here who can’t find Suboxone doctors is staggering and so sad. But worse is the people I’m reading here who have “doctors” who charge $500 cash for a visit; those so-called doctors/clinics are worse than a common bank robber. Hell has a special place waiting for doctors that abuse their patients physically or financially.

    I am so lucky to have a caring doctor who is helping me on the road to recovery via Suboxone. But I am a professional person with good insurance and understand how lucky I am compared to those people who do not have the means or resources to get proper medical help. I can only pray for those of you who honestly want to stop your addiction and pray that you will find a doctor very soon. I wish I could do more, but I can’t at this time. I even feel guilty signing off this forum without providing some sort of help; I cannot imagine the shame those sociopathic “doctors” (who steal and over-charge their patients) would feel IF they ever realized their own greed.

    God bless those on here who are looking to get clean and sober. DO NOT GIVE UP, the Almighty is leading you! “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!” (Matthew, 5:10)

  11. My life is spiraling out of contro . God has forced me to acknowledge that I have a problem. First step right??? Need a clinic in Joplin, Missouri? ??!!?? I have insurance but not sure if it covers this.

  12. Does anyone know about sub docs near or in altoona PA who accept the medical card and new patients. Or how much it is cash

  13. I need help I need to get on subs.im in the chicago area and have blue cross blue shield ive been looking but I’m not that smart on this Internet thing

  14. Anybody know of any sub docs in Louisville KY that charges less then $300 or that will use your insurance. Please help. I’m done with with these dam pills but can’t go through withdrawals. I work full time and have 3 boys. Please help.

  15. Does anyone know of a dr in new Orleans that will write Subutex? I work offshore and my dr is closed, I currently take Subutex and need a dr to help me out this one time. Any suggestions will greatly be appreciated

  16. I am in MN but very close to WI and Iowa, I am looking for a cash private doctor who is taking new patients. I am currently on them through a local hospital whose wonderful it’s just that he wants out patient when i need to be on the road for work. Anyone’s who got any info that i could use would be wonderful. Thank you

  17. Are there any good subutex Dr’s out there that don’t cost that much in N.Y.? Preferably in Buffalo N.Y.

  18. Please help me as soon as possible. I won’t give up. My kids need me. This is between life and death.

  19. Sorry forgot the reason why I need help. I need a doctor that works Saturday’s and is willing to take me in today. I got a little money saved up and I either but more drugs or get on subutex and start the recovery process.

  20. Sorry forgot the reason why I need help. I need a doctor that works Saturday’s and is willing to take me in today. I got a little money saved up and I either but more drugs or get on subutex and start the recovery process.

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