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 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 are not required to taper. Most have little to no evidence of effectiveness at this time and may require their own long tapers.

(2) A safe taper lasts at least 10-12 months, not exceeding 5-10% every 2-4 weeks, and can be much longer.

(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.

Alabama

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

Alaska

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

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

Arkansas

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

California
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
 
655 Redwood Hwy, #246
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2360
Colorado
Gail Dawson, APRN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
2627 Redwing Road #220,
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(307) 631-2922
gaildawsonnp@gmail.com

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

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

Delaware

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

Florida
Bradenton, Longboat Key & Lakewood Ranch, FL
(941) 388-8997
Georgia
Charles Whitfield, MD
3462 Hallcrest Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 843-3585
Hawaii

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

Idaho

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

Illinois
4300 Commerce Court, Suite 250
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 730-5506
Indiana

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

Iowa

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

Kansas
8400 W, 110th Street Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 327-7505
Kentucky

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

Louisiana

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

Maine

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
99 Longwater Circle, Suite 100
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 829-0930
279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(855) UMASS-MD
Michigan
1005 S. U.S. 27, Suite 100
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 668-0700
Minnesota
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
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

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

Roberta Stanhope
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

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

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

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
vmadhava@brainbodymedical.com

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

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

Pennsylvania
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
1211 Medical Center Dr.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-5000
Texas
1033 La Posada Drive Ste 210
Austin, TX
(512) 598-2092

Mark Moeller, MD
6300 West Loop S #680
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 661-4670

Utah
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
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

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

Richard Repass, MD
Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment
2737 78th Ave SE
Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(425) 652-4812

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.