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10.3.17

 

Medical Practice Closing

After 31 years of practicing both Naturopathic and Allopathic medicine I have decided to step back from private practice to focus on my own physical and mental health more fully. I have accepted a position that meets this need. My last day with office hours will be October 31st. If you have a visit after this date it has been canceled. I currently spend 60-70 hours a week that until recently I did gladly. I have been unable to scale back while providing the care I wish to provide in today's medically regulated environment. I have attempted but have been unable to find a colleague to take over my practice. I have learned an incredible amount from treating so many patients over all these years and I hope I have been able to share this experience for the benefit of every one of you.

 

Medical Records:

Medical records will be maintained. The best way to obtain your records is to email the practice website progressivehealthri @gmail.com with your request and the address you wish them sent to. Please make requests by the end November to ensure a timely transition. There will be no fee for the computer printout of care summery and visits since 2015. There will be a $25.00 fee for requests for copies of your complete record. We will not be able to 're-disclose' other provider's records on file without further fees due to some records with 100's of pages, but will make every effort to accommodate requests.

 

Prescriptions and Lab Results:

I am maintaining my RI practice insurance until the end of this year, which thus is the longest I can legally prescribe for. Schedule II/III narcotics including opiates, benzodiazepines and stimulants will only be able to be prescribed for one additional month unless waiting on a scheduled new provider visit. Any outstanding lab results and recommendations will be mailed.

Supplements: My still be ordered form Emerson and Xymogen Companies

 

Referrals:

I have been in touch with the following providers who have agreed to evaluate and except your care if they feel this is appropriate. Also included is general medical referral information. For compounded medications you can also contact the pharmacy you use as they are aware of the other medical providers that have similar medications compounded.

RIANP: RI Association of Naturopath Physicians. www.rianp.org. These physicians are trained thoroughly in all non-pharmacologic holistic therapies that I have used. They can review your records and further enhance this care.

Sally Davidson, NP & Achina Stein, MD @ www.fxnmind.com for Bio-identical Hormones. Infusion Therapy, Psych, Low Dose Naltrexone 'LDN' and ADD medications. 401 270-4541 and (401) 270-4081 fax

Dr. Wishik. MD, Neurologist. ADD Treatment. 1 Randle Square, Providence 02905. (401) 274-5150

Dr Okosun Edoro MD, MPH. Thyroid and Bio-Identical Hormones. Internal and Integrative Medicine. Accepts insurance. 401 244-5225. Affiliated with Phusion Compounding Pharmacy. www.mytotalhealthclinic.com

Rothfeld Center: Integrative Medicine. www.rothfeldcenter.com Plymouth and Waltham, MA. (781) 736-1901.

Dr. Jeanne Hubbuch.  Most experienced, progressive and Holistic MD in region. Watertown, MA. (617) 744-0401.

Infusion IV Therapy. Peterutti Center. 401 921-5934. Also Sally Davidson, NP @ www.fxnmind.com

Suboxone: Linda Young, NP. Suboxone, Women's Health and Primary Care. (401) 349-4303 and (401) 349-4373 fax

Suboxone: www.codacinc.org and Recovery Help Line (401) 942-7876. Also Linda Young NP (401) 349-4303 & Care Center RI (401) 431-9024.

Claire Nadeau NP: GYN & Bio identical HRT. (401) 272-8773 and (401) 272-8770 fax

Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Erectile Function. Dr Martin Minor, MD. Miriam Mens Health Center. (401) 793-4636

South Coast Brain & Spine Center: Pain Medication (508) 973-7782 and (774) 206-4091 fax

Comprehensive Pain Management: Pain Medication (401) 352-0007. and -0023 fax. Does not accept Neighborhood Health, Harvard Pilgrim or Medicaid

General Internal Medicine: Coastalmedical.com, University Medical: www.umfmed.org

 

Sincerely,

John Straus, N.D., M.D.