The Best Buprenorphine Physicians and Therapists in California

Experts in Medication Assisted Treatment and Therapy

Susan Koo, MD

Addiction Medicine | Redwood City

Dr. Susan Koo is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School. She completed a surgery internship and a year of anesthesiology at UCSF. The next 11 years were spent recovering organs for Donor Network West. In 2017, she started work in the field of addiction medicine for Aegis Treatment Centers and more recently Baymark Bay Area Clinics where she treats opioid use disorder patients with Methadone and Suboxone. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, skiing with her daughter, and cuddling with their two beloved guinea pigs.

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Anusha Chandrakanthan, MD

Addiction Medicine | Stanford University

Dr. Anusha Chandrakanthan is a Board Certified Addiction Medicine physician with over 5 years' of experience. She graduated from Stanford University’s Addiction Medicine fellowship in 2018. She has helped a variety of people with addiction. Including people with poly­substance abuse, complex co­-morbities and homelessness. Before Stanford, Dr. Chandrakanthan worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Central Valley where she developed a special interest in treating patients with chronic pain and substance use disorders. During her time there, she helped create safe prescribing guidelines through her work with the pain management committee. She is passionate about the integration of addiction medicine and primary care and improving access to substance use disorder treatment for patients.

Her patients describe Dr. Chandrakanthan as warm, compassionate and non judgemental. She takes her time to get to know her patients and helps them make safe choices. She sees patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and nearby counties like Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco and Contra Costa.

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Julio Meza, MD

Addiction Medicine | University of Los Angeles California

Dr. Julio Meza is an Addiction Medicine Fellow at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellow at UC Irvine. Dr. Meza was born and raised in El Salvador. He graduated Cum Laude from Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador. After graduating from medical school, he was accepted into a surgical residency and completed an internship at the Hospital Militar Central in El Salvador. He left El Salvador to pursue his dream of becoming a U.S. licensed family physician.

While in Los Angeles, Dr. Meza worked as a medical assistant instructor and program director, training students to work in the areas of San Fernando, North Hollywood and Los Angeles. Dr. Meza enjoys working with patients from all backgrounds and provides non judgemental compassionate care.

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Vikram Khanna, MD

Family Medicine | California Central Valley

Dr. Vikram Khanna is a Board Certified Family Doctor for 20 years. He graduated from UC Davis Medical School and did his Family Medicine Residency in Modesto, CA. Since then, he has been practicing in Modesto and nearby counties like Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Fresno. He has a long history of treating the complex and interwoven medical, psychiatric, and substance misuse challenges faced by the medically vulnerable and homeless. He also enjoys collaborating with both private and governmental agencies to help in any way possible to limit the ravages of the opioid epidemic.

He strongly believes that he has not seen an area within medicine as critically underserved by the medical establishment as stigma free and patient empowering substance misuse treatment. Not only do patients lose when they can't find genuinely caring and qualified doctors, but their whole family does as well! Lives are needlessly interrupted and tragedies have become much too common. Although Dr. Khanna stopped delivering babies years ago, prescribing suboxone / buprenorphine allows him to witness the rebirths of the hopes, spirits, talents, and wonderful dreams of my patients. In his own words, "This is by far the most rewarding work I have ever done; the feeling I am left with when I am supporting a patient's best efforts at abstinence is JOY."

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Jonathan Watson, MD

Addiction Medicine | Los Angeles

Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Watson is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and a current Addiction Medicine Fellow with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Jon was born and raised in San Diego where he developed his life long loves of surfing and mountain biking. After graduating from UC Berkeley Jon worked as a case manager in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco where he developed his passion for caring for patients with addiction. This passion motivated him through Harvard Medical School and his residency at the Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Jon believes in a collaborative, holistic, and non-judgmental approach to addiction and chronic pain as chronic diseases.

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Kathe Gibboney, NP

Family Medicine | Redwood City

Kathe Gibboney is a Family Nurse Practitioner. For many years she worked in primary care in Redwood City and the San Francisco Bay Area. She began treating more and more people with substance use disorder and/or psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. Eventually, she joined a practice specializing in these areas.

Kathe works with people as they find their way to recovery, reminding them that it is possible to have a meaningful, joyful life without drugs and alcohol. She is sincere, understanding and cares for her patients very much.

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LaChune Price, PA

Family Medicine | Los Angeles

Lachune is a board certified Physician Assistant with over 13 years of experience practicing Addiction Medicine. LaChune obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, her Bachelor of Science from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and her Certification in Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship from the University of Irvine. She has practiced in Primary Care for over 13 years and Addiction Medicine (specializing in Opioid, Alcohol, and Benzodiazepine Use Disorders) for over 5 years. LaChune's goal is to continue serving patients with Opioid dependence at Bicycle Health.

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Danielle Sinkford, NP

Family Medicine | Los Angeles

Danielle Sinkford is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Danielle obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco and her Bachelor of Arts in International Development/Spanish from American University in Washington, D.C. She practices full scope primary care at federally qualified health centers in Los Angeles. Her clinic practice includes the treatment of opioid use disorder and provision of MAT. With Bicycle Health, she hopes to improve access to theses services and assist patients in achieving their health goals.

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Ashlena Dass, PA-C

Psychiatry and Internal Medicine | Santa Rosa

Ashlena is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in chemical dependency. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from University of California, Davis. She then earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University. She treats all types of addiction disorders. She feels the patient’s wellbeing is the number one priority. She collaborates with patients to include them in the process so they can reach their full potential.

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Matthew Butler, PA-C

Psychiatry and Internal Medicine | Redding

Matthew Butler has over 5 years of experience working as a Certified Physician Assistant. He is currently serving in the National Health Service Corp in the Northern California area. He enjoys hiking, skiing, and anything outdoors. After seeing the lives of many of his patients changed through the healing power of recovery, he has truly found his passion for helping his patients pick themselves up, recover, and rebuild their lives upon a firm foundation.

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Sarah Purdy, PA

Psychiatry and Mental Health

Sarah Purdy is a proud physician assistant, mother and military spouse. Her approach to healthcare is multi dynamic with treating the whole person. I try to create a warm safe nonjudgmental environment for open communication for a wide variety of healthcare needs. I am capable to diagnosis, treat, prescribe medications and psychotherapy sessions for patient’s complex and complete needs quickly, compassionately and efficiently.

She has 10+ years' experience as physician assistant focusing the past 4 years specializing in psychiatry and mental health care. I treat a wide range of mental illness such as (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, bipolar and mood disorders, personality disorders, schizoaffective/schizophrenia etc.

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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Mike is a nationally and internationally certified Alcohol and drug counselor and a Specialist in Opiate Use Disorder as an MATC (Certified Medicated Assisted Treatment Counselor) with over 15 years of experience in all areas of substance use disorder treatment. His knowledge and understanding of the disease of addiction is the foundation of his approach to treating all with respect.

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