At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 6,000 mental health professionals volunteered to help meet the needs of New Yorkers — including Tildabeth Doscher, MD
, clinical assistant professor of family medicine
. Doscher brought the hub and spoke model — an opiate treatment model started in Vermont — to Western New York. Hubs are facilities that intensively focus on opioid use disorder treatment options, and spokes are facilities that integrate addictions care into primary health care.