Doctors

This is a list of doctors who may be willing to work with patients on a slow taper. This does not mean they are experts in benzodiazepine withdrawal. It means they have received positive feedback from others who have chosen to taper off benzodiazepines, or have requested to join our benzodiazepine aware doctors list. Seeing a provider on this list does not mean you will not experience withdrawal symptoms. It means you may have a supportive teammate to assist you in your benzodiazepine cessation.

Some things to keep in mind:

1. Add-on medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, clonidine, buspar and antidepressants are not required to taper. Most have little to no evidence of effectiveness at this time. Carefully consider any additional medications and be sure to get fully informed consent! Bring a copy of the Ashton Manual, and/or your intended taper plan, if available, to your first appointment to discuss with your prescriber.

2. We have found a safe taper lasts at least 10-12 months, not exceeding 5-10% every 2-4 weeks, and can be much longer.

3. We recommend you learn about benzodiazepines on your own and withdrawal options.

4. Read Tapering Solutions and bring a copy to your appointment.

5. Please treat all providers with respect.

If you would like to recommend a benzodiazepine knowledgable provider, or are a benzodiazepine knowledgable provider willing to do a slow, patient led taper, please contact us.

​Benzodiazepine Information Coalition cannot give individual tapering advice or support. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911, or the emergency number in your country.

Benzodiazepine Aware Prescribers

Peter Madill, MD
1020 Gravenstein Hwy S # 120
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-3312​

Mark Sylvester, MD
Lakewood Ranch, FL
(877) 844-1380

175 N. Jackson Ave., Ste 101
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 708-7743

 

Haig H. Aharonian, MD
1200 N State St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 226-7556

Kartik Ananth, MD
23000 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste 100
Torrance, California 90505
(424) 625-6600

Corrine Ancona-Young
505 N. Mollison Ave. #201
El Cajon, CA 92021 (San Diego Area)
(619) 441-3550

Daryl Ballin, MD
5525 Etiwanda Ave #224
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 708-4848

John Humiston, MD
3636 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103(619) 814-5500

Peter Madill, MD
1020 Gravenstein Hwy S # 120
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-3312

Stuart Shipko, MD
97 W. Bellevue Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-8290

655 Redwood Hwy, #246
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2360
2620 East Prospect Road, Suite #190
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 221-1106
Bradenton, Longboat Key & Lakewood Ranch, FL
(941) 388-8997

Lakewood Ranch, FL
(941) 444-8028
Charles Whitfield, MD
3462 Hallcrest Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 843-3585
4300 Commerce Court, Suite 250
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 730-5506
99 Longwater Circle, Suite 100
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 829-0930

279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(855) UMASS-MD
1005 S. U.S. 27, Suite 100
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 668-0700
1409 Willow Street #400
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 874-8608

Sara Carrier, PA-C
Family Tree Health Care
19 Farrington Corner Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229
(603) 228-7575

Keith Tolan, MD
132 Mill St # B
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 284-4747
1033 La Posada Drive Ste 210
Austin, TX

(512) 598-2092

Mark Moeller, MD
Houston, TX
(713) 661-4670

14330 Midway Rd, Suite 121
Dallas, Texas 75224
(972) 930-0260
1211 Medical Center Dr.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-5000
1755 Prospector Avenue, Suite 101
Park City, UT 84060
(435)215-7222

12340 S 450 E
Draper, UT 85117
(801) 748-3888

5918 Harbour Ln
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 353-0010
Mark Chalem, MD
201 W North River Dr #520
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 381-5196

 

12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684
(800) 813-2000