Everything Primary Care Physicians Have Always Wanted to Know about Patients with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) But Were Afraid to Ask

May 14th, 2014

Elizabeth Wells, PhD
University of Washington School of Social Work

I don’t work on a day-to-day basis with primary care physicians (PCPs).  Setting about to compose this column, my main point of reference is my own PCP.  She is a family practice doc who works on a primary care team in a large HMO.  Each time I go to see her, she spends between 10 and 20 minutes with me, so I imagined that she does not have a lot of time to read pages and pages.  I decided to give her a bulleted list rather than a lengthy diatribe. Here are the top 8 messages I think she should hear

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