Dr. Bryan Negrini MD, MPH is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician with three decades of diverse health care experiences. While at The University of Michigan, Yale University, The National Institutes of Health, and The University of Pittsburgh he lectured, published, patented, and practiced in the areas of cellular & molecular biology, epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and clinical medicine. He has conducted over 160,000 patient visits in Internal, Hospital, Emergency, Nursing Home, Occupational, and Addiction Medicine settings over the past twenty-seven years. In 2015, while remaining clinically active on a full-time (plus) basis as an Internist in the PCP, Hospitalist, and Emergency Department settings, he developed a special interest in treating patients with addictions and started Outpatient Addiction Recovery Services treat those addicted to opioids and other deadly substances. In October 2020, he became Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventative Medicine (APBM).
OARS is a Medication Assisted Treatment clinic with offices in Aliquippa, Butler, Carmichaels, Mt. Washington, New Castle, and Washington. OARS began by treating those with Opioid Use Disorder. They have recently expanded treatment services to other Substance Use Disorders, such as Alcohol Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorder, Hallucinogen Use Disorder, Inhalant Use Disorder, Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Use Disorder, Stimulant Use Disorder, Tobacco Use Disorder, and Gambling Disorder (not substance related), using MAT combined with quality counseling services. In addition to using Medication Assisted Treatment, OARS requires patients to attend counseling using their on-site counselors who tend to any co-occurring mental health disorders they may have. They also connect patients to social supports that help with employment, housing, and transportation, involve families in the recovery process of respective patients, and treat the physical health of patients.
Main Talking Points:
-The process of addiction and recovery -Addiction rising in Western PA because of the pandemic -Demystifying medication assisted treatment -Who OARS is and the impact they’ve made in the Western PA region
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