Addiction Medicine and Counseling
Oklahoma Pain and Wellness
Oklahoma Pain and Wellness offers a holistic approach to Tulsa pain management patients. Many patients after years of opioid use find that they are addicted to the very medication that assisted them in functioning. They are not left alone to deal with these issues. Oklahoma Pain and Wellness has added an Addiction Medicine component to the Tulsa pain management and Wellness program. This program includes three Board Certified Addiction Medicine doctors and two Licensed Counselors. The program takes a holistic approach with a Medication Assisted Therapy Program that includes the highly important component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and additional counseling techniques. Patients are not only prescribed Buprenorphine but also prescribed counseling. Counseling services consist of:
Substance Abuse Assessments – Comprehensive Substance Abuse Assessments are provided to determine the presence of alcohol or drug dependence and the level of care needed. Assessments are accompanied with a descriptive narrative for the use of doctors, attorneys or other professionals upon request.
Individual Counseling – One on One sessions, in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting are provided to assist the individual to reclaim a positive path in a variety of areas of life, including substance abuse, emotional and mental health, employment, medical, family and social issues. Each individual session is tailored to meet the needs of the person and is accompanied by a comprehensive treatment plan to guide the way.
Group Counseling – Small therapeutic groups are offered to assist individuals in learning new techniques to identify and overcome triggers, to meet the challenges of lifestyle changes, and learn to transform addictive behaviors into new healthy choices. Groups are designed to meet each individual where they are and assist them in achieving their goals. By using the natural instinct of humans to congregate, group therapy is a powerful tool that is used to promote wellness by the members becoming aware of the recovery of others and discussing the positive and negative outcomes each have found.
If you or someone you know could use our help today, give us a call at 918.935.3240.
Dr. William Yarborough, MD FACP FASAM
Dr. Yarborough graduated from OUHSC, in OKC, in 1977, with honors. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the OU program in Tulsa, in 1980. From 1982-1989, he served as the Director of Emergency Services, at Hillcrest Medical Center. Dr. Yarborough joined the faculty of the OU Medical School in Tulsa, in 1991, and retired from OU with 25 years of service as a Professor of Medicine. While at OU, in Tulsa, he worked in different capacities, including Executive Vice Chair of Medicine, for several years, and for 22 years was the Director of the 4th year ambulatory medicine course. He functioned as Medical Director of the Internal Medicine clinics, for 19 years, as well. In 1995, Dr. Yarborough became Medical Director of 12 Drug and Alcohol treatment center, and served in that capacity for 20 years. He had a major interest in pain management, as well as addiction medicine from 1995 till the present. He has taught both of these subject widely, focusing on curricula for primary care physicians. He won multiple teaching awards during his tenure. Dr Yarborough has done research and is published in the area of medically assisted treatments for addiction, as well as addiction issues in professionals.
Dr. Yarborough is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. His major clinical interest is assessing and treating patients with addiction issues, managing pain in this group of patients, as well as the use of buprenorphine in treating pain.