“Healing and sobriety are possible for anyone.
The purpose of this introduction is to acquaint the reader with the field of addiction medicine and with Dr. Masters’ approach to the care of patients. The diagnosis and treatment of addicts and alcoholics involves a systematic approach, which addresses the biological, psychological, spiritual, familial, and social components of the disease.
The addiction medicine physician is typically involved from the outset in terms of the immediate management of detoxification in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Following detoxification, the real work of early recovery ensues and the physician continues to monitor the patient’s progress and to screen for concurrent illnesses. Some of the services provided include: the counseling of friends and family members on the most effective approaches to intervention; the use of medications to control cravings; the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder; the evaluation of progress within a twelve step group; and Suboxone induction and maintenance for opiate addiction.
This website is dedicated to the proposition that “healing and sobriety are possible for anyone” and that “awareness is curative.” To that end, Dr. Masters has populated the site with a variety of articles that address the common concerns and misconceptions that confound both patients and family members. The website continues to be a work in progress and the reader is encouraged to re-visit periodically as new material is added.
Matthew Edward Masters
“Comprehensive outpatient treatment of Opiate Dependence, Alcoholism, and concurrent Psychiatric Disorders.”
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Why Choose AAMA
Dr. Masters is the only Addiction Medicine doctor in Austin, TX to have been awarded “Top Doctor” status (based on the opinion of his peers) 4 years in a row. Dr. Masters teaches the Addiction Medicine portion of the Psychiatry rotation for Texas A&M School of Medicine in Round Rock, TX; he has lectured widely on Addiction Medicine Topics; he spent 5 years doing inpatient addiction treatment; and he was the Medical Director of MARS Methadone Clinic for 6 years. Dr. Masters’ most recent lecture was on “The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Addicted Physician” which he did for the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society.
Medical Student Education
Dr. Masters is actively involved in medical student and resident education in an effort to increase the knowledge base of our younger doctors in this overtly neglected, but extremely important, area of medicine.
A Commitment to Getting it Right
Accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and effective problem solving.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the fastest way to contact the doctor?
Text me at 512-810-2079. Dr. Masters’ practice is a solo practice. When you call or text you are dealing directly with the doctor and not ancillary personnel. Dr. Masters provides high quality personalized care directly to the patient. No middle men. Dr. Masters’ priorities for communication in the practice are: the person sitting in front of him; the text message; the phone; Telegraph; Smoke Signals; E-Mail. Please do not send Email to Dr. Masters unless you notify him in advance by text. Email is not secure and it is non-urgent; it is not used for real-time communication of patient issues or problems.
2. How much does treatment cost?
The initial evaluation is an hour long and costs $300.00. Owing to the fact that we are dealing with the addict/alcoholic population (which often has good intentions, but doesn’t always follow through) we collect ⅓ of the fee up front. This provides an incentive for the patient to show up for the scheduled hour. If they don’t show, then they forfeit the prepaid amount.
3. Do you accept insurance?
No, but we will give you a receipt that you can use to submit to your insurance to get reimbursed.
4. How much are follow-up appointments and how often do I have to be seen?
Follow-up appointments are typically ½ hour and are $150.00. These may occur monthly to begin with, but as the patient heals they are less frequent and may only occur quarterly.
5. What are the hours of operation?
9 to 5 Monday through Thursday and 9 to Noon on Friday.
6. What kind of treatments do you provide?
Dr. Masters does an extensive and detailed evaluation of each new patient and comes up with an individualized plan of care. The key to success is correct diagnosis and timely treatment. Suboxone maintenance, Alcohol Detoxification, and diagnosis and treatment of concurrent psychiatric conditions are all provided.
7. What is the approach to care?
Diagnosis and treatment of the patient is individualized, comprehensive, and goal directed. The patient-physician relationship is collaborative and oriented toward the restoration of function. Addicts or Alcoholics frequently have trouble in one of 6 areas of life: Romance, Finance, Health, Family, Work, or the Legal System. Dr. Masters addresses these problems as they arise and provides counseling where necessary.
No. All patients must be 18 or above.
This is often very convenient for patients who are residing in outlying areas or who have jobs or circumstances that interfere with their ability to get to the office. Generally speaking, most first time visits are in-person as this is still the best way to get to know someone.
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Contact Matt Masters for a free 15 minute consultation – 512-810-2079