We found 6 addiction providers who accept Medicare near Nashville, TN.

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Dr. Alistair James Reid Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Alistair Finlayson practices addiction medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Finlayson's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Finlayson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse

Dr. Peter Robert Martin, MS, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Peter Martin is a Nashville, TN physician who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Martin attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
3443 Dickerson Pike; Suite 520
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. George Mathews' specialty is addiction psychiatry. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. Dr. Mathews is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
275 Cumberland Bend
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. David Patzer practices pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine in Nashville, TN. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Patzer attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. David Weinstein's specialties are addiction medicine and psychiatry. He practices in Nashville, TN. Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Sachin Patel is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.
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