Find a Doctor

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor and More: 10 Tips to Quit Benzos.

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 & 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 tapers can persist many months & often years. An safe taper rate is 5-10% from current dose every 2-4 weeks. Tapering is nuanced and everyone unique (varying starting doses, etc.) so rates should be adjusted accordingly in conjunction with patient feedback & 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 Tapering Solutions and bring a copy to your appointment.

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

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.

Media and Government Inquiries: Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews or other opportunities. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Contact us directly instead.

United States

Alabama

We don’t have any prescribers in your state yet!
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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California
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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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
Paul Abramson, M.D.
My Doctor Medical Group
450 Sutter Street, Suite 840
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 363-4431

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.

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

 

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

 
655 Redwood Hwy, #246
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2360

 

Colorado
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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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
Gail Dawson, APRN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
2627 Redwing Road #220,
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(307) 631-2922
[email protected]

2620 East Prospect Road, Suite #190
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 221-1106
Connecticut

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Delaware

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Florida
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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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

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

 

Bradenton, Longboat Key & Lakewood Ranch, FL
(941) 388-8997
Georgia
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

 

Alan Weinburg, MD
1100 Lake Hearn Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 365-0966
 
Charles Whitfield, MD
3462 Hallcrest Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 843-3585
Hawaii

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Idaho

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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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

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

Illinois
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
4300 Commerce Court, Suite 250
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 730-5506
Indiana
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

Jo Swart, MSN, CPNP, PMHNP
P.O. Box 326
North Webster, IN 46555
(574) 320-1583
[email protected]

Iowa

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

Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

James Berry, MD
489 State St
Bangor, ME 04401

Maryland

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

Massachusetts
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
99 Longwater Circle, Suite 100
Norwell, MA 02061 (781) 829-0930

 

279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(855) UMASS-MD
Michigan
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
1005 S. U.S. 27, Suite 100
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 668-0700
Minnesota
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
1409 Willow Street #400
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 874-8608
Mississippi

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

Missouri
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
Bridget Early, M.D.
504 East Broadway, Suite A .
Ashland, MO 65010
(573) 657-7330
 
David Sternberg, M.D.
1001 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO
527 SW Market St,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
(913) 209-9495
Montana

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

Nebraska

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

Nevada

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

New Hampshire
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

Lisa von Braun, PMHNP-BC
Progressive Psychiatric Services
771  Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 836-5584

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

New Jersey
Media and Government Inquiries:

 

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

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

New Mexico

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

New York
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

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, NY 13202
(315) 464-3130

Valsa Madhava MD, MPH 
Brain Body Medical
15 E 40th St, Suite 203
New York, NY 10016
(646) 450-3504
[email protected]

North Carolina

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

North Dakota

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

Ohio

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

Oklahoma

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

Oregon
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Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

Julia Bishop-Taylor, NP
14523 Westlake Drive, Ste 4
Lake Oswego OR 97035
(503) 966-5660

Julie Glass, N.D.
Deep Roots Family Medicine
605 Union St NE
Salem, OR 97301
(971) 207-3680

Pennsylvania
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
725 Skippack Pike
Parec Plaza, Suite 130
Blue Bell PA 19422
(215) 591-0700
 
 
Keith Tolan, MD
132 Mill St # B
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 284-4747
Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

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

South Dakota

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

Tennessee
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
1211 Medical Center Dr.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-5000
Texas
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
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

Utah
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
1755 Prospector Avenue, Suite 101
Park City, UT 84060
(435)215-7222

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

Vermont

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

Virginia
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.
Stephen G. Cunningham, MD
260 Grayson Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 497-3670
 
5918 Harbour Ln
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 353-0010
 
David Zimmer, MD
8308 Old Courthouse Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 318-5622
Washington
Media and Government Inquiries:

Working on a project involving benzodiazepines? We can help. Please do not contact prescribers on this list for interviews, conferences or other information. They do not claim expertise on the subject. Instead, please visit our Media Center or contact us directly.

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. Please read our blog How to Find a Doctor: 10 Tips to Quit Benzodiazepines.

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

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin

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

Wyoming

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

International

 

Australia

Dr. Hester Wilson
Sydney Australia
612 9550 6201