Our Journey to Opening a Substance Use Disorder Clinic: Successes and Pitfalls – Matthew Stinson, MD
Matthew Stinson, MD
Dr. Matthew Stinson is a family medicine physician and also serves as Vice President of Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Stinson graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed residency through the Cox Family Medicine Residency program in Springfield, Missouri
Since joining Jordan Valley Community Health Center in 2007, Dr. Stinson has led the growth of medical and behavioral health services for the organization to include nine Jordan Valley Community Health Center locations. In 2017, the organization opened a substance abuse clinic focused on the opiate crisis and medication assisted treatment. Dr. Stinson and his wife have eleven children, six of whom were adopted internationally.
In 2017 Jordan Valley Community Health Center opened a Substance Use Disorder clinic in Springfield, Missouri. Jordan Valley has progressed through a continuum of medication assisted treatment to a more progressive model of care to combat this problem. In this presentation you will hear of the progression of care that developed over time as well as understand the challenges that have occurred in this model.
- Describe a successful model of Medication First Treatment
- Identify key challenges to integrating medication first into a busy practice
- Describe how to scale up your practice to meet the demands of patients
- Describe one method for spreading substance use treatment to rural clinics