Frequently asked questions


Do you take insurance?

At this time we do not accept insurance for the office visit.  We can help you file for an out of network reimbursement.  Some insurance plans may pay part or all of your visit depending on your coverage.

Is this an addiction clinic or psychiatric clinic?

Addiction falls under the specialty of Psychiatry.  We treat virtually any mental health disorder.  You do not have to have an addiction to see us.  Many people with addiction develop other mental health problems due to the substance use.  Self treatment of mental health problems can also develop into an addiction.  We can help you with both.

Do you offer MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) for opioid addiction?

Every mental health condition including addiction has the best outcome when a combination of medication and therapy are combined.  We want to use every tool at our disposal to help you get better including buprenorphine/naloxone products for opioid addiction.

My previous doctor told me I will never get off of MAT... is that true?

Although there may be cases where getting off of MAT is not likely, for the majority of our patients we have two main goals.  The first is to stabilize your life so you can confront and solve the issues in your life.  After this, if you are ready, we will help you get off of the buprenorphine/naloxone medication.  

How do you approach Psychiatry?

A patient is not merely a list of symptoms that make up a condition.  All aspects of your life need to be understood.  How is your job or home life?  What is your ethnic or educational background?  Do you have any medical problems?  These questions and many more are needed to understand you and provide the right diagnosis and best treatment for you. 

Did we miss something?

We realize you may have many more questions than what is listed here.  Please call us at 423-839-0720 to answer any other questions you may have.

If at any time you feel you are having a  reaction or unwanted side effect to a medication prescribed by this clinic call us as soon as you can.  If you are  suicidal or experiencing an emergency call 911.