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Physician Issues

To be effective and ethical in taking care of patients, practitioners also must take care of themselves. Making organizational culture changes that prioritize self-care for staff starts with changing the conversation, says Tara Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC.
Overcoming stigma and cultivating a strong care team are among the components identified in Altarum's discussions with providers on addressing barriers to medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
Physicians and other providers in Massachusetts have access to telephone consultation to assist with complex questions around pain and substance use disorders.
Prominent addiction medicine and research leader Mark Gold, MD has joined the board of directors at outpatient treatment organization Spero Health.
A report released today by Quest Diagnostics and the Center on Addiction shows some inconsistencies between physician perspectives and patient behaviors regarding prescription drug use.
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