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We found 7 addiction providers who accept Medicare near Highland Park, MI.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
21700 Greenfield Road; Suite 130
Oak Park, MI

Dr. Kastytis Buitkus is an addiction medicine and allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Buitkus is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). For his residency, Dr. Buitkus trained at Mount Carmel Health System. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Buitkus honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Lithuanian. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Rhinitis, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction
3901 Walter P Chrysler Service Drive
Detroit, MI

Dr. Someswara Navuluri's areas of specialization are pediatric psychiatry and addiction; he sees patients in Detroit, MI. Dr. Navuluri is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Navuluri attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Navuluri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Dr. Carl Woodrow Christensen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Gynecology
3901 Chrysler Service Drive
Detroit, MI

Dr. Carl Christensen specializes in family medicine, addiction medicine, and gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Christensen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Christensen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Pain, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Pain, Addictions

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sarah Zamari is an addiction psychiatry specialist. Dr. Zamari honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI

Dr. John Grabowski practices addiction psychiatry. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
4160 John R Street; 916
Detroit, MI

Dr. Thomas Park practices addiction medicine and psychiatry in Detroit, MI. Dr. Park takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
4646 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Agnes Wrobel's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. She is affiliated with Detroit VA Medical Center. Dr. Wrobel takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Jagiellonian University Medical College.

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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.