Please remember to bring all forms, completed, to your first appointment. Otherwise, your appointment will be rescheduled and you may be charged for the appointment.
Dr. Chakerian has a policy regarding the prescribing of controlled substances, and every patient who receives a prescription for controlled substances needs to read and sign an agreement regarding these medications. The agreement can be viewed here: Opioid Maintenance Agreement. Dr. Chakerian believes that opioids should be reserved for those patients for whom other treatments are not possible or are ineffective. Not all patients are candidates for this type of medication, and not all patients will benefit by this type of medication. In addition, there are instances where people abuse, divert, or become addicted to certain medications. In order to protect your health and Dr. Chakerian’s prescribing ability, patients are monitored very closely for possible addiction, abuse, and diversion. This monitoring may include frequent follow-up office visits, urine drug screens, and the sharing of medical records between your physicians and your pharmacies. You should not expect to receive a prescription for a controlled substance at your first visit, and Dr. Chakerian may not take over the prescribing of controlled substances from other doctors. You should be prepared to consider tapering or detoxifying off of these medications as part of your overall treatment plan. Dr. Chakerian is able to prescribe medications to help treat opioid dependence.
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