Regardless of the kind of treatment you’re looking for, finding the right doctor for you is important. Every patient is different and has unique needs. It’s no different when you’re looking for the best Suboxone doctors to help treat your addiction. At Outreach Recovery, we want to make sure you’re finding a doctor who can treat your addiction or that of a loved one, so we have some tips for finding the right doctor for you.
Think about availability.
It’s not uncommon to assume your doctor will be available when you are. They have their typical office hours that usually have to account for patients to be working during business hours. However, not every doctor is going to have hours that fit your busy schedule. Remember that you have a schedule you’ll need to work around to see your doctor, so take into account how available your doctor is when you are.
In addition to regular office hours, you can save a tremendous amount of time by seeing a doctor who’s available via telehealth. Eliminate travel time, sitting in a waiting room, or taking time off work. Instead, log in with your smartphone and have a conversation with your doctor on a secure network that ensures your privacy.
Read online reviews.
You can learn a lot about a doctor by reading their online reviews. Gain insight into what it’s like to work with a doctor by seeing what previous patients have to say about them. Like most businesses, clinics or individual doctors will likely have a few bad reviews mixed in with good ones. Don’t take these to be a major red flag. Take time to read both good and bad reviews so you can get a complete picture of what it’s like seeing the doctor. You might feel that something one patient thought was a bad experience is something good for you.
Consider their location.
Account for the location of the Suboxone doctors you’re considering. It can be a major inconvenience to have to drive clear across town to see your doctor even once a month. Seeing a doctor who’s 45 minutes to an hour away can turn into an all-day event, and you probably don’t have that kind of time or flexibility with your schedule. Look at doctors in your area where you can easily drive or take public transportation to get there.
Ask about insurance coverage.
It’s not a part of medical treatment we like to address, but it’s essential that you find a provider who’s in your insurance network. Seeing a doctor who’s not contracted with your insurance provider could end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars more than what you would with an in-network provider. If you’re not sure whether a doctor is covered by your insurance, you can either call the clinic directly to speak with a member of the staff or get in touch with your insurance provider. Either way, this will be an important call to make before setting up any appointments.
Get in touch to schedule an appointment.
Don’t settle when you’re looking for the best Suboxone doctors to treat your addiction. You need somebody who truly understands what you’re going through and how to address what you’re dealing with. Reach out to us at Outreach Recovery, and we’ll help you get on the path to recovery. Schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one by calling 800-617-6407 or filling out our online contact form.
We look forward to helping you or your loved one overcome addiction.