Our practice is here to help our patients as much as possible to try and make
sure you receive the best of healthcare. Since pain can rarely be eliminated,
our main goal is working with our patients to minimize the pain, improve
function, and increase quality of life.
Our practice also assists in helping with you overcoming the battle of Opioid
Dependency. We provide a non-judgmental, honest level of care. We have
multiple providers who are trained and available to help with your care.
The radio interview and the TED talk below present valuable information but in
different contexts. We feel both are correct. Buprenorphine is a miracle drug,
allowing people with Opioid Use Disorder to live normal lives, much as Insulin
allows Diabetics to live normal lives. Both are disorders or diseases, one of
the brain, the other of the pancreas. People say “well, he/she chose that..”,
and I say, did the child hospitalized at age 13 after a motor vehicle accident
and placed on opioids for 6 months, “choose” to be Opioid Dependent?
People with the issues that we treat need our respect, patience, humility, in
recognizing that many of us could be in the same position. We try to meet
people where they are at. Our program is not for everyone but this information
is for everyone. Hope you enjoy the data, thoughts, impressions, and concern
for this group of people that I thoroughly enjoy treating.
David N Russell MD
Please feel free to listen to Dr. David Russell radio interview in regards to Opioid Addiction.
Please feel free to view this TED TALK video in regards to addiction.