Office Management of the Chemically Dependent Patient- Pitfalls & Pearls

Substance Abuse and Addiction Series Objectives 1. Identify impediments to dealing with these patients 2. Explore physician reluctance to engage these patients 3. Discuss MAT (Medication Assisted Therapy) and the entire spectrum of treatment options 4. Describe persuasion techniques to overcome patient resistance Lynn Hankes, M.D., FASAM -