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Muzzamal Habib, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Hospital Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine
1 Courthouse Lane; Suite 9
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Muzzamal Habib's areas of specialization are vein disease (phlebology), hospital medicine (hospitalist), and addiction medicine. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA). Dr. Habib graduated from the University of the Punjab. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. Dr. Habib accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received distinctions including Gold Medal For First position in First Position in Final Professional Examination in class and College Shield for an excellent academic record in medical school. Dr. Habib is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
21 George Street; Suite #1
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Vasumathi Brown's specialties are general practice, acupuncture, and family medicine. She practices in Lowell, MA and Holliston, MA. She has a special interest in pain management. She honors AARP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Brown has an open panel. She is a graduate of Chengalpattu Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brown has received include Top Wound Care Specialist Award - http://AskDrCool.com; Most Compassionate Wound Care Specialist Award - http://AskDrCool.com; and Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Therapy - PEMFLounge.com. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Martha Praught's specialties are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Praught has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She has received the distinction of People Choice Award.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Nitigna Desai practices addiction psychiatry. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Government Medical College, Surat. She takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Desai's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Michael Krieger's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Krieger's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Krieger honors Medicaid insurance. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
21 George Street; First Floor
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Robert Sampson's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry; he sees patients in Lowell, MA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sampson honors. Dr. Sampson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sampson trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Sampson's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Wayne Pasanen practices emergency medicine and addiction medicine in Lowell, MA and Tewksbury, MA. He accepts Medicaid insurance. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Pasanen has received distinctions including Presdent's Award; Massachusetts Chapter of The American College of Emergency Physicians; and Fellow, American College of Emergency Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Pasanen is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road; Building 6
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Katherine Ackerman practices addiction psychiatry. Dr. Ackerman attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ackerman is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Shorta Yuasa is a specialist in emergency medicine. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Yuasa honors 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.
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