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Providing Comprehensive Medical Services

From thorough medical assessments to detox services, Caron's experienced practitioners deliver comprehensive medical services designed to identify and address each individual's unique medical needs and challenges.

Medical Assessment and Individualized Treatment Planning

As soon as a patient arrives at Caron, a physician or nurse practitioner conducts a medical assessment. This assessment, which includes blood and urine screenings; analyses of an individual’s medical history; medical and psychological assessments; and HIV and STD testing (if applicable), provides valuable insight into the patient’s overall health. Assessments identify concerns such as chronic pain, diabetes, or cardiac problems so that they can be addressed in a patient’s individualized treatment plan. They also allow clinicians to determine whether the patient would benefit from medical detoxification or adjunctive medications, such as anti-craving medications.

Medical Detox

In some cases, a patient’s medical assessment suggests that detoxification (detox)—the process of ridding the body of drugs or alcohol while managing symptoms and stabilizing overall health—is necessary. Medical detox may sound scary; but, in reality, its purpose is to help the patient remain comfortable throughout the withdrawal process.

During medical detox, patients receive 24-hour care from nursing staff. Levels of withdraw, physical and emotional health will be evaluated by the medical staff on a daily basis. Nursing staff will monitor patients for the need for withdrawal medications. The medical staff will determine when a patient is ready to progress to the next level of care and join their peers in the Caron treatment community.

At Caron Pennsylvania, patients undergo detox in an on-site, self-contained detoxification unit. Caron Renaissance is not an acute care facility but can arrange for transfers from hospitals and other healthcare centers once individuals have been stabilized. When clinically appropriate, Renaissance Case Specialists will work closely with patients and their families to make those arrangements.

Anti-Craving Medication

Anti-craving medications are prescribed to reduce cravings that occur when an individual abruptly stops using alcohol or drugs. Research shows that anti-craving medications work best as part of a program that also includes counseling and group support.

Anti-craving medications typically work by:

  • Reducing one’s experience of craving drugs
  • Reducing pleasure induced by drugs
  • Causing severe physical reactions, thus making the consumption of drugs a very negative experience

Caron’s approach to prescribing psychiatric medications, including anti-craving drugs, is conservative. Our medical staff and addiction specialists work together to diagnose each patient carefully, thus ensuring that all prescriptions are medically justified.

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Caron’s medical services team works with on-site, licensed psychologists to address co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Patients who require specialized medical care may be referred to outside providers for services. These outside providers have long-standing relationships with Caron and are well versed in treating addicted individuals.

World-Class Clinicians
Our full-time, onsite medical team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other skilled clinicians, most of whom are double-board certified, is experienced in handling complex medical cases. From chronic pain to diabetes to heart disease, we are proficient in treating multiple issues and prescribing psychiatric medications judiciously.

The medical team is integrated throughout an individual’s entire treatment process. The team works with other Caron staff members to address the medical, psychological, psychiatric, and spiritual components of addiction and behavioral health treatment.

Meet Our Staff

Joe Garbely
Dr. Joseph Garbely
Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services
Anthony Campo
Dr. Anthony Campo
Medical Director at Caron Renaissance