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Addiction Medicine

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors. 

Managing opioid dependence is not simply a matter of "getting clean" or stopping all drug use. Typically, the changes that cause opioid dependence will not be corrected right away. In fact, those changes can trigger cravings months or even years after you've stopped misusing opioids. That's why ongoing treatment that includes behavioral therapy is so important.

Many long-term medical conditions—not only opioid dependence but also diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma—are treated with both medication and changes to behavior. Since these conditions are ongoing, the treatments are, too. Medication-assisted treatment is meant to help you keep your symptoms under control so you can focus on the changes you and your treatment team decide you need to make.

 

Our Program

At Father & Son, we know that addiction is an all encompassing disease.  Medical intervention coupled with individual counseling helps the patient move forward with their life, both physically and mentally.  We follow all federal and state guidelines to ensure our patients receive the best care available for their needs.


Addiction Treatment Plan:

  1. Consultation with the doctor and first week's prescription

  2. One week follow-up visit to ensure the chosen treatment plan is correct for the patient

  3. Once dose is stablized, office visits occur monthly

  4. Individual counseling every visit


 

Fee Schedule

We offer a cash pay program that has a monthly fee. Our treatment plan includes at least one office visit a month and individual in-house counseling. The program fee covers the entire calendar month, regardless if you have to see the doctor multiple times in that time frame. The program fee is paid on the first visit to the office each calendar month.

We are happy to share that we are now taking TennCare insurance for the addiction program.  Read below to find out more about our TennCare program, as it follows a slightly different treatment plan.


Fee Schedule:

  • Monthly Fee $225
  • Fee Includes  Office visit with doctor & individual counseling

 

TennCare Program [COMING SOON!]

We are happy to announce that we can now take TennCare insurance for our addiction program.  The TennCare program is slightly different than our standard program, as it includes weekly visits.  Call the office (931 854-9432) if you have any questions about how this program works.


Treatment Plan for TennCare Program:

  • Weekly office visits
  • Individual counseling
  • Extended office hours to accomodate your schedule