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The Role of Primary Care in Expanding Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an important evidence-based treatment option for individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). During this session, you will learn about the need for primary care to provide expanded access to treatment of OUD, as well as addiction treatment myths and facts. Plus, get a general office-based MAT overview, and learn what support is available for physicians and clinics from the Michigan Opioid Collaborative, as well as how some payors are incentivizing physicians to offer MAT. 

Presenters: Avani Sheth, MD, MPH, medical director, Neighborhood Service Organization (Detroit)
and Audrey Hazelbaker, LMSW, behavioral health consultant, Michigan Opioid Collaborative, Department
of Psychiatry, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

CME: 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s); term of approval is from July 24, 2021 to July 17, 2022.

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About Avani Sheth, MD, MPH

Dr. Sheth is passionate about health as social justice and changing the conditions that promote health. She has 10+ years of clinical experience in safety-net healthcare and currently serves as medical of Neighborhood Service Organization, a health and human service agency established in 1985 to strengthen communities through bold outreach services and holistic programs for vulnerable populations. Dr. Sheth is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine, and public health. She earned her medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School and her master's in public health from University of Washington. She completed family medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

About Audrey Hazelbaker, LMSW

As a behavioral health consultant with Michigan Opioid Collaborative, Ms. Hazelbaker works to expand access to Medication Assisted Treatment throughout Michigan for individuals with an opioid use disorder. She previously served as a mental health therapist for the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties, and as a supports coordinator at Livingston County Community Mental Health Services. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from Michigan State University and her master's in social work from Eastern Michigan University.