UB Family Medicine Addiction Medicine Clinic

U B Family Medicine Addiction medicine clinic exterior.

You’ll care for your own panel of patients at our department’s 2,500-square-foot suburban clinic, which integrates addiction medicine into a primary care outpatient setting.

Training

At one of the region’s only dedicated addiction medicine practices, you’ll diagnose and treat patients for drug and — to a lesser extent — alcohol addiction. In addition, you’ll treat medical conditions related to, or exacerbated by, addiction.

You’ll coordinate your patients’ care, managing their buprenorphine treatment and collaborating with their primary care and behavioral health practitioners to provide optimal care.

One of our board-certified faculty members will serve as your preceptor, reviewing your progress and signing off on your notes.

In addition to providing outpatient care at this site, our faculty run the detoxification and rehabilitation units at Erie County Medical Center, site of your inpatient rotations.

Rotation

Faculty

  • 5 full-time departmental faculty

Patient Population

  • primarily suburban
  • majority on Medicaid
  • roughly equal male-to-female ratio
  • age range from 18-70s, with most from 25-35
  • significant number of pregnant women
  • significant number of patients addicted to pain medication
  • small population of patients addicted to alcohol