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Seth Acton

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  1. Yep, this is the right place for your introduction. Welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forums. Let me know if you have any questions about anything here.
  2. Welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forums!
  3. Welcome! If you haven't already please consider enrolling in the PCSS Mentor program to be matched up with one of our clinical experts: https://pcssnow.org/mentoring/
  4. Hmm, not sure what's going on there. Does it happen everytime? Are you following individual threads as well as the different forums?
  5. Welcome. Make use of our search engine and you'll find many threads on many topics.
  6. Welcome to the Forums! I think you will find this to be a great resource.
  7. Welcome to the Forums. If you would like to arrange a mentor through PCSS, please complete our form and we will match you up with one of our clinical experts: https://pcssnow.org/mentoring/find-a-mentor/
  8. Welcome to the Forums. Here's a thread to explain how to best use the search functionality to look for topics of interest:
  9. Welcome! You'll find lots of great information in this forum. Here's a useful thread to locate topics that have already been discussed:
  10. Yes so long as the provider has completed the required MAT training, applied for and received their waiver, they are able to prescribe buprenorphine in their primary care setting.
  11. A residential treatment program is one where the patient stays at the facility while receiving treatment. The facility is often house-like as opposed to being in a hospital. An outpatient program allows the patient to return to their house at night so they return every day for the treatment. Opioid treatment programs (OTPs) can be certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) so they have an accreditation process they must follow. Office-based treatment is when MAT treatment is performed by your primary care provider similar to how they would treat
  12. Two questions were recently submitted through pcssNOW.org: Question 1: Is it legally defendable and clinically justified to treat chronic pain patients with opioids (full agonists)? These are patients with a history of substance use disorder or co-existing opioid addiction, patients actively enrolled in a NTP/MAT program or previously enrolled because they failed during flareups of their chronic pain. I specifically cite as reference SAMSHA's TIP # 54-Exhibit 3-1,Algorithm. Question 2: Are there specific resources you can direct me to for the use of buprenorphine in additi
  13. Thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forum!
  14. Welcome to the Forum! If you are interested in requesting a PCSS mentor, you can do so here: https://pcssnow.org/mentoring/find-a-mentor/
  15. Welcome! Glad you joined our Forums!
  16. The Question: I am a chronic pain physician. I have a number of patients who are coming to me and are requesting continued maintenance of their short acting opioids. I am working on tapering many of these patients, but I anticipate that there will be patients who will continue to require more consistent opioid therapy. I am interested in transitioning these patients to buprenorphine for more continuous, round the clock coverage, with less highs/lows. I have 3 specific questions: 1. For patients who are coming in with history of prolonged opioid therapy but have been out of opioids for
  17. Welcome to the Forums. You do not pay for the DEA waiver. It is free to apply. With regard to records and privacy, here's a previous thread which may be helpful:
  18. Welcome to the PCSS Discussion Forums!
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