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Video Showcases Karen Smith’s Approach to Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Raeford’s Dr. Karen Smith was a featured guest on the Business of Healthcare series, explaining how her practice serves patients struggling with opioid use disorders and how she utilizes medication-assisted therapy (MAT) to initiate and sustain their recovery. Her complete interview can be viewed online. In describing her process, Dr. Smith shares some key patient stories which led her to take on this challenge. She outlines some barriers a physician must overcome to provide MAT and highlights her use of tools such as the telemedicine platform provided through the NC Medical Society Foundation’s Project Office-Based Opioid Treatment.