Opioid dependence is a complex chronic mental illness that causes structural changes in the brain and if it is not managed properly then it has a high chance of relapse with a risk of serious consequence. Like any complex chronic illness opioid dependence requires long-term treatment for stabilization and recovery. We provide opioid dependence maintenance treatment on outpatient basis. Medication assisted treatment and treatment goals very by category.
Once the call is received for appointment, initial short assessment of patient needs is conducted via telephone then appointment is scheduled for your medical evaluation. Upon arrival in the office appropriate paperwork to be completed including:
– Demographic information
– Insurance information
– Consent to treatment
– Limits of confidentiality
– Compliance expectation and treatment objectives
– Patient physician contract
Upon review of your medical history orders may be placed for blood work or other tests. Your physical and psychosocial status is evaluated, brief counseling and urine drug screen test are done. Then you are provided prescription for medication or your medication is sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choosing
All services must be paid in full before or upon arrival prior to the visit with the doctor. We accept all credit cards and cash, and we do not accept checks. In addition to the visitation fees, you are responsible for the cost of a prescribed medications or lab works.
We except many insurances for our services. We work with all insurance carriers to obtain prior authorization for your medication. Generally, most insurance cover the cost of the medication. Additionally, we will provide resources to those that may need assistance obtaining their medication at reduced cost to the patient.
Dr. Hassan’s Practice Profile:
Dr. Hassan concentrates on preventative medicine, performing biometric physical exams, CDL/DOT physicals, as well as school/work physicals. We also provide drug screenings in our office whenever it is required by the employer. Additionally, Dr. Hassan treats tobacco and opioid dependence. Dr. Hassan also offers counseling for risk reduction in preventing diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.