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 is a medical specialist in addiction medicine and psychiatry. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlayson takes. He studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Finlayson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse

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

Dr. Peter Martin specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt Behavioral Health. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse

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

Dr. George Mathews practices addiction psychiatry. Dr. Mathews takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. David Weinstein is a Nashville, TN physician who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Weinstein accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Patzer is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. He works in Nashville, TN. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patzer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Sachin Patel is an addiction psychiatry specialist. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He 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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