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by i61164
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Patient cap being lifted?
Replies: 80
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I've been searching the internet to find additional details. There is a government website that outlines a plan: http://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/opioid-abuse-us-and-hhs-actions-address-opioid-drug-related-overdoses-and-deaths Buried within I found the statement "HHS is also exploring policy changes...
by i61164
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Induction
Replies: 30
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So I originally posted this to see how often people are seeing their patients and most of you said something like weekly at first and eventually monthly. That is what I do also. But that is not the norm where I practice. In south eastern North Carolina, if you are paying cash, you see your doctor 4 ...
by i61164
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Induction
Replies: 30
Views:

So I originally posted this to see how often people are seeing their patients and most of you said something like weekly at first and eventually monthly. That is what I do also. But that is not the norm where I practice. In south eastern North Carolina, if you are paying cash, you see your doctor 4...
by i61164
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Induction
Replies: 30
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Thanks for your reply. Did you come up with this based on your comfort level or based on other info? I think I started doing the weekly visits for the first month because another doc in the practice was doing it that way. I also got the idea that monthly check ups were the bare minimum, but I'm not ...
by i61164
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Coverage for vacation, illness, etc
Replies: 10
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If I know I am going to be out one week, I will try to either schedule my patients for the week before, or write their prescription for an extra week. That way, I have no appointments scheduled for the week I am out of the office.

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