Suboxone Doctors in Tennessee


Tennessee Suboxone Doctors

by Lauren Pesce

Addiction to heroin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone or other prescription painkillers can be a deadly disease if left untreated. Unfortunately, treatment isn’t always an easy or even welcomed process due mostly to the vast array of complicated withdrawal symptoms that a user experiences when he or she tries to quit. Fortunately, Tennessee Suboxone doctors provide at least one of the possible solutions to opiate addiction offering those who are suffering a helpful way to recover without withdrawal.

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Suboxone is a prescription medication that is used to treat adult opiate addicts. When combined with counseling or therapy, Suboxone is a highly effective method of treatment that can eliminate withdrawal symptoms, stop cravings and reduce the risk of relapse substantially over other types of medication based treatment options.

This medication combines two powerful components to provide a rounded approach to treatment of opiate dependence which includes measures to stop withdrawal while also stopping cravings too. Naloxone, an opiate blocker, prevents the user from feeling the effects of the powerful opioid Buprenorphine which works to stop cravings and withdrawal. Together, these two medications work to keep the user comfortable and safe during opiate detox and the early stages of recovery.

Is Suboxone Right for Me? More information on

Only your Tennessee Suboxone doctor can truly tell you whether Suboxone treatment is the ideal regimen for your individual needs. Some people should not take Suboxone. If you suffer from any of the following conditions you should discuss them with your doctor prior to making the decision to take Suboxone:

  • Breathing problems
  • Lung problems
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Low thyroid
  • History of alcoholism or substance abuse

These situations do not always disqualify you from being a candidate for Suboxone treatment but they should be openly discussed with a Tennessee doctor prior to taking this medication for the treatment of opiate dependence to ensure your safety.

Women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are nursing should not take Suboxone unless they are provided with instructions to do so from their doctor. Suboxone can pass through breast milk to the baby and it is unknown whether Suboxone will hurt an unborn baby or not; as such, caution should be addressed when taking Suboxone if you are pregnant, nursing or plan to become pregnant.

Suboxone Side Effects More information on

Some people who take Suboxone will have an allergic reaction to the drug. If you suffer from any allergies to the substances used in tablet medications, Naloxone or Buprenorphine then you should not take Suboxone. Consult with your Tennessee Suboxone doctor or with another healthcare professional immediately if you have any of the following symptoms when taking Suboxone:

  • Hives or itching
  • Rash or redness
  • Swelling of the face, throat, neck or mouth
  • Difficulty breathing

You may experience the following side effects while taking Suboxone:

  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Cough or sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nausea or vomiting

Most of the side effects of Suboxone will dissipate within 5-7 days after you take your first dose as long as you continue to take your regularly scheduled doses and do not use opiates such as heroin or prescription painkillers. If you happen to notice that the side effects that you are feeling interrupt your regular routine, make you uncomfortable, do not go away within two weeks or seem severe, contact your Tennessee Suboxone doctor for possible remedies or help.

Taking Suboxone is a long term commitment to recovery that cannot be immediately stopped just because you change your mind. There are components of the drug that can cause physical dependence and therefore cannot be immediately quit without withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your Tennessee doctor about how to wean off of Suboxone when you decide you’re ready to continue with your recovery without medical assistance.

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Suboxone Doctors in Chattanooga provided by

Barton Spurlin, M.D. UT Family Practice
1100 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-8837

Chris Prater, M.D. 117 Lee Parkway Drive
Suite 103
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 605-8534

Estrella Acosta, M.D. 100 Moccasin Bend Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(615) 772-5142

James Newby, Jr., D.O. Advanced Concepts in Medicine
2115 Stein Drive, Suite 306
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 531-6530

John Standridge, M.D. Cadas
207 Spears Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 756-7644

Suboxone Doctors in Bristol provided by

Gary Neal, M.D. 260 Midway Medical Park
Suite 2G
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 968-4444

Aaron Miller, M.D. 3183 West State Street
Suite 1201
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-0987

Charles Wagner, M.D. 337 Bluff City Highway
Bradley Building Ste 101
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 956-5028

Douglas Williams, M.D. FirStep
3183 West State Street Suite 1201
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-2165

Earl Wilson, M.D. 3183 West State Street
Suite 1201
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-0987

Suboxone Doctors in Franklin provided by

Ana Sarasti, M.D. 300 Stanley Park Lane
Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 319-0645

Darrell Arnett, M.D. 1881 General George Patton Drive
Suite 107
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 320-4341

David Livingston, M.D. 321 Billingsly Court
Suite 17
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 410-2292

Edward Karl, M.D. 2014 Quail Hollow Circle
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 807-4025

James Ladson, M.D. 724 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 794-5009

Suboxone Doctors in Cordova provided by

Christine Kasser, M.D. 320 South Walnut Bend
Suite 5
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 751-7080

Liusong Fu, M.D. 58 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 566-1002

Olayinka Akinwumiju, M.D. 58 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 566-1002

Tejinder Saini, M.D. 58 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 566-1002

Zhiqiang Sun, M.D. HealthQuest
58 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 566-1002

Suboxone Doctors in Brentwood provided by

Madhu Yelameli, M.D. Nashville Pain Center
8115 Isabella Lane, Suite 8
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 661-7888

Charles Freed, Jr., M.D. 8 Cadillac Drive
Suite 410
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 832-6489

David Chang, M.D. 1616 Westgate Circle
Suite 210
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 844-6234

George Mathews, M.D. 1600 Westgate Circle
Suite 295
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 661-4443

Jianping Sun, M.D. 8115 Isabella Lane
Suite 8
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 661-7888