Addiction Medicine

Residents will have dedicated time throughout the orientation process to obtain their office based opioid treatment (OBOT) waivers to be able to prescribe Suboxone and Subutex. Residents will work with faculty and local facilities including Anderson Oconee Behavioral Health Services to better understand and treat addiction as a chronic disease. We believe it is imperative that primary care physicians have the skillset to care for patients struggling with substance use disorders and provide care in the context of a primary care home. You will gain experience treating complications associated with substance use disorder such as hepatitis C and managing prenatal patients with substance use disorder as well alongside maternal fetal medicine.