Addiction Medicine

Dr.Van Doren offers Addiction Medicine services which provides comprehensive substance abuse assessments to determine the presence of drug dependence and the level of care needed. Addiction involving opioids is a chronic disease of the brain reward, motivation, memory, and survival circuitry. It can be complicated by co-occurring physical and psychological conditions and is influenced by genetic and environmental elements. While no individual suffers from addiction in the exact same way, most patients require an acute intervention followed by appropriate disease-specific treatment with life-long continuing care to achieve and maintain remission of the illness. Medical stabilization through Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with Suboxone or buprenorphine is just the beginning of an ongoing recovery process for patients and their families who struggle with opioid drug addiction.

What We Do

For most patient’s addiction treatment requires chronic disease management that includes a combination of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, administered in a variety of treatment settings and over a time frame sufficient to monitor for relapse, stability and remission. The determination of which therapies will yield the best outcomes for persons with addiction should be made by knowledgeable and skilled Addiction Medicine Physicians, in whom patients have placed their trust and well-being. Medication assisted therapy provides the most immediate and effective way to interrupt the cycle of ongoing illicit drug use in active addiction. Patients struggling with addiction need specialized physicians who can address the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of substance dependency and recovery. There is a not a one size fits all approach to treating addiction and personalized treatment planning is critical to connect patients with the right recovery resources and support to help them achieve and maintain long-term recovery.


Dr. Van Doren received his B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology at Newman College in Wichita, KS where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Van Doren completed his Internal Medicine Residency followed by Fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Following graduation from Fellowship training Dr. Van Doren worked as a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist in private practice in Oklahoma. After a 15-year career as a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Van Doren decided to pursue his longstanding interest and experience with chemical dependency. He completed an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine Program at the University of Oklahoma prior to moving back into private practice in Addiction Medicine.