We found 9 addiction providers who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Keith Gregory Heinzerling, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
1920 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Keith Heinzerling practices addiction medicine in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Heinzerling is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
1339 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Ciesla's specialty is addiction psychiatry. In Dr. Ciesla's practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse and anxiety disorders. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ciesla attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ciesla has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Other, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
8484 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mark Honzel's specialty is addiction medicine. Dr. Honzel attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
8484 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Reitman specializes in addiction medicine and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Reitman accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Legal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Vein Disease, Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgical Dermatology
3010 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Scott Reiter is a general practitioner, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and pain specialist. Dr. Reiter honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
2730 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Huang works as an addiction psychiatrist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Huang is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
239 S La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh practices pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Aminzadeh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at Isfahan Medical School. He is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in General Practice, Legal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology
4312 Woodman Avenue; Suite 101
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Bahman Omrani is a physician who specializes in general practice, legal medicine, and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Omrani is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
9726 Venice Boulevard
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Sciaroni sees patients in Culver City, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and addiction medicine. Dr. Sciaroni is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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What is Addiction?

The recreational use of alcohol or drugs can sometimes become so compulsive for a user that it causes physical changes to the body and brain. When people are addicted to a substance, they may want to stop using because of the harmful effects but are unable to do so on their own. Addiction recovery involves medical and psychological help to break free from an addiction.

There are generally three broad steps or phases of addiction recovery. First, detoxification removes the harmful substance from the body. This step can be difficult physically, depending on the substance and level of addiction, and in some cases it can even be life-threatening. Medical care and support are important to help patients through the uncomfortable side effects of detox.

The second step is treatment, which may involve several different kinds of psychotherapy and counseling, medication, or both. The most commonly used forms of therapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and motivational interview therapy. Goals of treatment generally include developing coping skills outside of substance use, identifying what caused the substance abuse in the first place, and repairing relationships. Medications such as methadone, naltrexone, or nicotine replacement help to relieve cravings and curb the physical effects of withdrawal.

The final phase of addiction recovery is maintenance or relapse prevention. Addiction is a chronic disease and treatment will be long-term. So while care at this stage may not be as frequent or intense as during the first two stages, in order to be successful, it needs to be in place.

Addiction is a very difficult disease that takes a huge toll on patients and their loved ones. Treating addiction can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Addiction specialists provide hope to those caught in a cycle they cannot escape without help.