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Recovery After COVID19. A Letter to Patients.

We would like to remind you that your MMR Team is still here for your recovery needs. The imposed restrictions make recovery more of a challenge than it already is, and we have pivoted our stance to increase the number of Virtual visits to maintain consistency for your care. We are, however, required by the DEA to test for compliance, thus we will be seeing patients in the office again beginning June 1st. Please note we will make the following… Read More »Recovery After COVID19. A Letter to Patients.

The Federal Government Eases Restrictions on Access

For the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have to visit clinics for daily doses of opioid addiction medication, social distancing is nearly impossible. But on Tuesday, the federal government eased some of its long-held restrictions in response to the coronavirus. That’s good news, because continual access to two primary treatment medications, buprenorphine and methadone, is key: If patients miss a dose, they could go into withdrawal and turn to street drugs, risking overdose. Those struggling with addiction are particularly… Read More »The Federal Government Eases Restrictions on Access

Covid-19 Illinois Updates (3-22-2020)

The Illinois Department of Public Health, local health departments, and public health partners throughout Illinois, and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus called COVID-19 that was first identified in December 2019 during an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, including the United States, since it was detected and was declared a public health emergency for the U.S. on… Read More »Covid-19 Illinois Updates (3-22-2020)

Virtual Appointments – Covid-19 Update.

*Only induction appointments will be met in-person. All other appointments will be virtual appointments due to Coronavirus safety precautions. Please review tele-medicine outline below. Tele-Medicine & Covid-19 (Virtual Check-ins) Introduction The novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) continues to spread, with more than 1,200 cases confirmed in the United States to date. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”) have recommended that healthcare facilities and professionals incorporate telemedicine services into COVID-19 response systems in… Read More »Virtual Appointments – Covid-19 Update.

A New Normal

For the last 19 years I have worked in busy Emergency Rooms where all I wanted to see was acute care and action “ like on TV”. Richly rewarded emotionally by the sudden onset nature of the business and knowing that I (occasionally) made a difference in someone’s life… I find myself in an interesting and thought provoking chapter in my career.   I, like many others in my field, am guilty of saying :  “How many Norco’s will it take… Read More »A New Normal