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We found 8 addiction providers who accept Medicare near Nashville, TN.

Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Boulevard
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Rahn Bailey is an addiction psychiatrist, forensic psychiatrist, and geriatric psychiatrist. Dr. Bailey is an in-network provider for Cigna Connect, CIGNA HMO, Cigna Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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

Dr. Alistair Finlayson specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry and practices in Nashville, TN. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finlayson is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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 an addiction medicine and psychiatry specialist. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. David Weinstein practices addiction medicine and psychiatry in Nashville, TN. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. George Mathews is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. He works in Nashville, TN and Murfreesboro, TN. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Ragan is a physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and TriStar Health. Dr. Ragan takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
3413 Nolensville Pike; Suite A
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Kay Son is an interventional pain medicine and addiction medicine specialist in Nashville, TN. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Allergy, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
1915 Church Street; Suite One - Half
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Miller is an allergist and addiction medicine specialist in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Miller's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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.