Suboxone Doctors in Missouri


Missouri Suboxone Doctors

by Lauren Pesce

Opiate dependence is a major concern for residents of Missouri. Many people mistakenly become addicted to prescription painkillers as a result of taking them for legitimate pain at first and then becoming physically dependent on the drugs for everyday functioning and comfort. While opiate addiction is dangerous and potentially deadly, there is help. Missouri Suboxone doctors provide patients with powerful medication that helps to reduce risk of relapse, prevent cravings and help the user to effectively cope with their addiction in a way that works.

What is Suboxone? More information on

Suboxone is a prescription medication that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of opiate dependence. It works by administering an opioid that prevents the user from having cravings or withdrawals while also administering an opiate blocker which prevents the user from feeling any euphoric effects of the opioid. The two active ingredients in Suboxone are Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Prior to Suboxone, these two medications were often prescribed individually to treat opiate addiction but with far less effectiveness.

How Does Suboxone Work?

Suboxone prevents cravings, stops withdrawal and reduces the risk of relapse. It works by blocking the pleasurable effects of opiates while keeping withdrawal symptoms at bay. When Suboxone is taken correctly it is highly effective in the treatment of opiate addiction. Most Missouri Suboxone doctors will recommend that users take Suboxone while also attending other means of psychological therapy such as CBT, individual or group counseling.

Is Suboxone Safe? More information on

As with all medications, there are some risks associated with taking Suboxone. This medication can lead to physical dependence which requires doctor assistance or tapering off in order to recover. Taking Suboxone may cause drowsiness or other side effects. If you are allergic to Naloxone or Buprenorphine you should not take Suboxone. If you have been addicted to Suboxone in the past you should talk to your Missouri Suboxone doctor about the risks of taking this medication again.

Ultimately, your Missouri doctor will be the one to determine whether Suboxone is safe for you. If you suffer from the following health conditions your doctor may decide on a different method of treatment for your opiate addiction:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung disease
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea

Be honest with your Missouri Suboxone doctor about any health conditions that you have. Even if you suffer from one of the above health conditions, your Missouri Suboxone doctor will be the one to make the final decision on whether taking this medication is safe or not.

Are there Side Effects? More information on

Talk with your Missouri Suboxone doctor about the potential for serious side effects. Taking this medication can lead to allergic reaction or other serious side effects in some cases. If you break out, have hives or itching, cannot breath or otherwise show signs of allergic reaction when taking Suboxone consult with a Missouri doctor immediately for medical attention.

Certain side effects do not require medical treatment and should go away on their own. You may experience the following side effects while taking Suboxone for the treatment of opioid dependence:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • sore throat
  • pain in the mouth
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • weakness

Most of these side effects will go away within a few days if you maintain your regular Suboxone dosing schedule and follow the directions provided by your Missouri doctor. If you notice that the side effects are more bothersome, persist for more than a week, prevent you from functioning or otherwise disrupt your life consult with your Missouri doctor for help. A doctor maybe able to help you overcome these symptoms and stay on track.

Finding a Missouri Suboxone Doctor

If you're suffering from opiate addiction, finding a local doctor who can help you is your first step to recovery. Only a Missouri Suboxone doctor can provide you with the prescription to take Suboxone. Fortunately, there are a number of Suboxone doctors in the state who can provide you with the quality treatment that you need to get sober and to stay that way. Take the plunge, overcome opiate addiction and get sober today!

While only a Missouri doctor can provide you with Suboxone, only you can take the steps to getting sober. It will be a challenge but with medication you will feel better and the recovery process will go easier for you. You are not alone and you deserve help. Help is available to you, locally.

Missouri Drug Rehab Resources

Suboxone Doctors in Saint Louis provided by

Jack Croughan, M.D. 1034 South Brentwood Boulevard
Suite 970
Saint Louis, MO 63117
(314) 725-4004

Aikarakudy Alias, M.D. Assisted Recovery Centers of America
Suite #224
Saint Louis, MO 63109
(314) 645-6840

Aqeeb Ahmad, M.D. 6917 West Florrisant Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63136
(314) 383-1100

Azfar Malik, M.D. 5000 Cedar Plaza
Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO 63128
(314) 843-4333x2

Gordon Robinson, M.D. 6651 Chippewa Street
Suite 224
Saint Louis, MO 63109
(314) 645-6840

Suboxone Doctors in Kansas City provided by

Joseph Richmond, M.D. 723 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 283-3877

David Sternberg, M.D. 1001 West 39th Street
Suite 1
Kansas City, MO 64111
(913) 209-9495

James Fleming, M.D. 5840 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 333-2990

Jay Riseman, M.D. Kansas City Hospice House
12000 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 941-1000

Jeffrey Meyer, M.D. 200 North East 54th Street
Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-6777

Suboxone Doctors in Columbia provided by

Muaid Ithman, M.D. UMC Hospital and Clinics
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 882-4141

Anasseril Daniel, M.D. 33 East Broadway
Suite 115
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-6930

Bradford Noble, D.O. Boone Hospital Pain Management Clinic
1600 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 815-2700

Daniel Strode, Jr. M.D. 920 East Broadway
Suite 203
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 256-7755

Daniel Vinson, M.D. University of Missouri Family Medicine
3217 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 884-7733

Suboxone Doctors in Lees Summit provided by

Subbu Sarma, M.D. 200 NE Missouri
Unit 302
Lees Summit, MO 64086
(816) 523-0103

David Sternberg, M.D. 523 SW Market Street
Lees Summit, MO 64063
(913) 209-9495

Philip Khoury, M.D. 200 NE Missouri Road
Suite 302
Lees Summit, MO 64086
(816) 523-0103

Shawn Willson, M.D. 200 NE Missouri Road
Suite 302
Lees Summit, MO 64086
(816) 523-0103

Suboxone Doctors in Creve Coeur provided by

Shazia Malik, M.D. 763 South New Ballas Road
Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 843-4333

Arturo Taca, Jr. M.D. 11477 Olde Cabin Road
Suite 210
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 997-5208

David Ohlms, M.D. CenterPointe Outpatient
763 South New Ballas Road - Suite 310
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 292-7323

Dorsey Dysart, M.D. 1001 Craig Road
Suite 260
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 872-2128

Marlon Mangahas, M.D. 11477 Olde Cabin Road
Suite 210
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 997-5208