DR ERNEST OSEI-TUTU MD, PC
Suboxone & Internal Medicine Services of Menlo Park
Our office is one of just a few in the country approved to treat Opiate Use Disorder using the FDA-approved Suboxone. Addiction Medicine is a newly recognized medical specialty that treats patients with Substance Use Disorders.
I am one of about 4,000 physicians in the US with dual board sub-specialty certifications in Addiction Medicine by both the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Moreover, there are a limited number of physicians granted permission by SAMSHA to treat up to 275 patients with Opiate Use Disorder in their practice with buprenorphine products. I am glad to say that our practice has been granted this waiver.
With respect to Opiate Use Disorder, there are primarily 3 FDA approved drugs that can be used as adjuncts to psychotherapy/counseling, namely methadone, buprenorphine products (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, Belbuca, Butrans, Probuphine ) and naltrexone (Vivitrol).
Our practice provides Vivitrol and Sublocade injections as well as Suboxone.