Dr. Petrongelli has earned specialized training as a Buprenorphine Practitioner, credentialed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA). She has experience in prescribing office-based buprenorphine-containing medications which have been proven to be an effective treatment for clients who are addicted to opioids. In addition to the use of medications, psychotherapy is incorporated such elements as Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, preventative education and interventions in case of relapse.
All OUD clients are required to have a Well Women Visit (see additional section) prior to starting treatment. This comprehensive visit affords Dr. Petrongelli the ability to access and exam a woman's current health condition and evaluate the level of care a client requires. Prior to starting office-based buprenorphine-containing medications, clients will have agreed and consented to Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Treatment Agreement (see Forms). This agreement is a contract between a client and our practice, identifying the importance of a client's compliance and ethical conduct as they are in treatment. In the event a client breaches such contract, or should unethical conduct occurs, a client will be discharged from our care and other referrals will be provided.
Once buprenorphine-containing medications have be prescribed, OUD clients are required to receive Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). This involves the use of medications in combination with psychotherapy, counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for all clients being prescribed buprenorphine-containing medications. Once a client is under the care of our practice, we are willing to partner with a client's counselor or therapist. OUD treatment requires a collaborative approach whereas a client will require multiple settings for care (i.e. self-help groups, social support services.) In an effort to optimize a client's success, our practice will provide resources and referrals to assist them during their journey to recovery.
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm