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We found 4 addiction providers who accept United Healthcare POS near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Vera Victoria Sherman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Bariatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
330 E 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA
 

Dr. Vera Sherman is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and bariatric medicine specialist in Homestead, PA. Dr. Sherman's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5750 Centre Avenue; Suite 395
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Melinda Campopiano specializes in family medicine and addiction medicine. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Julie A Kmiec, DO
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
1400 Locust Street; Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Julie Kmiec's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Kmiec honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kmiec attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
315 S 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Mark Beuger's specialty is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Beuger takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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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.