Julian Mitton, MD Treating All Addiction And Substance Use Disorders
Addiction medicine physicians Julian Mitton, MD specialize in treating addiction and substance use disorders. They often also practice psychiatry, neurology, and other medical fields. Addiction medicine physicians are experts at diagnosing addiction-related disorders and prescribing medications for their treatment. They also help patients achieve long-term recovery by educating them about their disease and helping them develop a plan to manage their symptoms effectively.
The goal of compulsion treatment is to help patients recover from their dependance, but they also work with other health specialists to ensure that their overall well-being remains stable. The first step in treating substance use disorders is identifying the problem. This can be done through evaluations such as:
• A physical exam by a physician or nurse practitioner
• Psychological evaluations by psychologists or social workers
• Drug testing to determine if you are abusing substances
Who Is Dr. Mitton?
Julian Mitton, MD specializes in the field of addiction medicine. In the year 2020, he became a member of the CommonSpirit team, and he is now working at Baylor College of Medicine as the system director for population health policy. Julian is passionate about expanding access to health and addiction care and new treatment options. He places a particular focus on providing treatment to historically underserved areas.
After completing his studies in medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he went on to complete his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, located in the same state. In addition to earning his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, Julian completed an advanced post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School in implementation science and health services research.
He has done much research and is a published author. Julian has previously had the opportunity to work in various clinical settings because he has had positions as a general care physician at a community health center, with the Indian Health Service, and as an addiction medicine specialist at an academic quaternary care hospital. The work that Julian is doing right now at CommonSpirit focuses on community.