Find a Benzodiazepine Doctor

Media and Government Officials: Please do not contact the prescribers on our list for interviews or government engagements. Many do not claim expertise on the subject or respond to these types of inquiries. Instead, contact us directly. We can help you.

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. ​

 

 We offer a list of medical professional who may prescribe while patients attempt a slow taper. This does not mean they are experts in benzodiazepine withdrawal, or that they can assist with post cessation issues. Some on our list are skilled in cessation methods and some are willing to prescribe while you reduce following a patient’s own taper plan. To obtain a free taper plan consider joining BenzoBuddies.org.

The professionals listed either joined our list on their own, or were recommended by another tapering patient. Some of the listed providers are not prescribers, but mental health specialists offering emotional support. These are noted with an asterisk.

Seeing a provider on this list does not mean you will not experience withdrawal symptoms. It means you may be able to taper at your own pace. Some things to keep in mind:

(1) Add-on medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, clonidine, buspar and antidepressants may be suggested but are not required to taper. There is little to no evidence base for their effectiveness as withdrawal aids and some may also require their own taper. The British National Formulary benzodiazepine guidance states, “The addition of beta-blockers, antidepressants and antipsychotics should be avoided where possible.” Still, some patients and prescribers do report short-term, judicious use of certain adjunctive medications in severe cases.

(2) safe taper rate is a reduction of 5-10% or less from current dose every 2-4 weeksSafe tapers can persist many months & often years.Tapering rates should be adjusted in conjunction with patient feedback and symptom severity. A good motto for all is “start low, go slow” as, once withdrawal effects emerge after a too-large reduction, they cannot always be controlled, even with dose-correction or updose.

(3) Read Benzodiazepine Tapering Strategies and Solutions to understand what a safe taper entails.

We DO NOT recommend any rehab or detox facilities.  We oppose them in general for compliant patients.

 

United States

 

Billie “Renee” Russell, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
953 Jeff Road NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
(256) 322-6272

We don’t have any prescribers in Alaska yet!
Are you or can you recommend a prescriber skilled in benzodiazepine tapering?? Let us know.

We don’t have any prescribers in Arizona yet!
Are you or can you recommend a prescriber skilled in benzodiazepine tapering?? Let us know.

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Paul Abramson, M.D.
My Doctor Medical Group
450 Sutter Street, Suite 840
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 963-4431

Notes: The ideal patient lives in or within commuting distance of San Francisco, CA for in-person visits. Dr. Abramson does have some patients who will travel to and reside in San Francisco temporarily (at least a few months) to get started under his care who then return home to continue tapering outpatient. Dr. Abramson does not do telemedicine but will do one-time consults with benzodiazepine/polypharmacy patients where he develops a plan that the patient can implement with their own local provider(s). My Doctor Medical Group is out of network.

 

Shawn Barnes, M.D.
700 Garden View Court

Suite 201-C
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 487-8344

Kashif Abdullah, M.D.
175 N. Jackson Ave., Ste 101
San Jose, California 95116
(408) 708-7743

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


Daryl Ballin, M.D.
5525 Etiwanda Ave #224
Tarzana, California 91356
(818) 708-4848
 
655 Redwood Hwy, #246
Mill Valley, California 94941
(415) 388-2360

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

2620 East Prospect Road, Suite #190
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
(970) 221-1106
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Esther Mugomba-Bird, ARNP
Naples, Florida
(239) 624-3880


Bradenton, Longboat Key & Lakewood Ranch, Florida
(941) 388-8997
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
Alan Weinburg, MD
1100 Lake Hearn Dr NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
(404) 365-0966
 
Charles Whitfield, MD
3462 Hallcrest Dr NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
(404) 843-3585
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Michael Whiting, MD
Restored Horizons
913 W Canfield Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 819-7103
Accepts almost all local insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

4300 Commerce Court, Suite 250
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(630) 730-5506
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Jo Swart, MSN, CPNP, PMHNP
P.O. Box 326
North Webster, Indiana 46555
(574) 320-1583
joswart75@gmail.com

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
 

K. Chris Rachal, PhD, MP, ABN
126 Rue Colette
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
(985) 625-0023

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

James Berry, MD
489 State St
Bangor, Maine 04401

Michael Hiltz, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Telemedicine

Portland, Maine
(207) 200-1568
mike@michaelhiltz.com

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

John Carr, M.D.
Rockville, Maryland
(301) 984-9791

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

99 Longwater Circle, Suite 100
Norwell, Massachusetts 02061 
(781) 829-0930

 

279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01605
(855) UMASS-MD
 
Judy Tsafrir, M.D.
120 Sumner Street
Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459
(617) 965-3020
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
Horizon Counseling Services
2011 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
(248) 9180183
 
1005 S. U.S. 27, Suite 100
St. Johns, Michigan 48879
(989) 668-0700
 

* Supportive non-prescriber

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
 
1409 Willow Street #400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(612) 874-8608
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

 

Bridget Early, M.D.
504 East Broadway, Suite A .
Ashland, Missouri 65010
(573) 657-7330
namastehealthcare@gmail.com
 
David Sternberg, M.D.
1001 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO
527 SW Market St,
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063
(913) 209-9495
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Dawn Daniels Hahn, LCSW*
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
email: ddanielslcsw@gmail.com

* Supportive non-prescriber

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Michael Hiltz, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Telemedicine
New Hampshire
(207) 200-1568
mike@michaelhiltz.com

Roberta Stanhope, NP
13 Jenkins Court, Suite 220
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
(603) 651-0293
Notes: will not accept benzodiazepine patients polydrugged with stimulants and/or opiates

Lisa Weldon, PMHNP-BC
Progressive Psychiatric Services
771 Chestnut Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
(603) 836-5584

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Agop Artinian, MD
477 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, New Jersey 07657
(201) 945-6319

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Karen Droesch, PMHNP-BC
297 Knollwood Road, Suite 305

White Plains, New York 10607
(914) 661-2030

Patricia Halligan, MD
10 Office Park Way, Suite 100

Pittsford, New York 14534
(585) 445-4181

Brian Johnson, MD
STE217 600 E. Genesee Street
600 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 464-3130

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Ilona Csapo, MD
Willow Wellness & Recovery
25 Orange Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 772-6715
beintouch@willowwellnessandrecovery.com

Nadia S. Meyer, MD
7780 Brier Creek Parkway,Suite 306

Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 582-7272

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Michael Chase Ledbetter, D.O.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
(918) 748-7585

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

725 Skippack Pike
Parec Plaza, Suite 130
Blue Bell PA 19422
(215) 591-0700
 

Kathryn Trinidad, MD
879 Hospital Rd
Indiana, PA, 15701

 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

534 Oregon Avenue SE
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 291-5001
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
3443 Dickerson Pike #660
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 988-1109 

 

Michelle Cochran, MD
7104 Peach Court
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
(615) 224-9800
 
2125 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 379-8600
 
 
1211 Medical Center Dr.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-5000
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
1033 La Posada Drive Ste 210
Austin, TX
(512) 598-2092

Steven Powell, MD
Carma Health
630 W 34th St #301
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 212-4670

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

1755 Prospector Avenue, Suite 101
Park City, UT 84060
(435)215-7222

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

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We don’t have any prescribers in your state yet!  Know of or are a benzodiazepine competent prescriber? Let us know.

Michael E. Bohan, MD
4509 Whitechapel Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 460-4655
 
Stephen G. Cunningham, MD
260 Grayson Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 497-3670
 
5918 Harbour Park Dr
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 639-0400
hmgpsychiatric@gmail.com
 
David Zimmer, MD
8308 Old Courthouse Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 318-5622
 
We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!
 
 

Mark Chalem, MD
201 W North River Dr #520
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 381-5196

Christina Demopulos, MD
400 ISLAND CORPORATE CENTER
7525 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 230-0330

Christiane L. Kubit, MD
12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684
(800) 813-2000

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

 

 

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Nichole Taylor, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Wyoming

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

International

 

Dr. Hester Wilson
Sydney Australia
612 9550 6201

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

Dr. James M. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
217 – 2176 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6T 1Z3
(604) 822-2575

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!

 

Online

 

Baylissa Frederick, MA*

Chris Paige, LCSW*

Jennifer Leigh, PsyD*

 

* Supportive non-prescriber

We are seeking medical providers skilled in benzodiazepine tapering to join our doctors list. If you are one, or would like to make a recommendation please let us know!