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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 is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Heinzerling honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Thomas Ciesla practices addiction psychiatry. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse and anxiety disorders. Dr. Ciesla has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ciesla's 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 practices addiction medicine in Beverly Hills, CA and West Hazelwood, CA. Dr. Honzel honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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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. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Reitman speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William Huang is an addiction psychiatrist in Santa Monica, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Huang is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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 specializes in general practice, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and legal medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Aminzadeh speaks Persian. He studied medicine at Isfahan Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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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 works as a general practitioner, pain specialist, and family medicine practitioner in Sherman Oaks, CA and Orange, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Omrani is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel Sciaroni practices family medicine and addiction medicine in Culver City, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Sciaroni a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sciaroni honors. He studied medicine at 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.