ABOUT PROGRESSIVE MEDICAL SPECIALISTS INC
Progressive Medical Specialists is a private methadone maintenance facility located in Pittsburgh, Penn. The outpatient center focuses on treating adults with opioid addiction through Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Progressive Medical Specialists offers individual and group counseling as well.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Progressive Medical Specialists works to treat adults with substance abuse issues by providing daily methadone doses, individual and group counseling, and education on the disease of addiction. It’sacross the state of Pennsylvania (26 percent). Treatment time is based on individual needs.
The facility has four main goals: preventing the onset of withdrawal from opiates for 24 hours or more; reducing or eliminating cravings for opiates; blocking the effects of any illicitly-acquired, self-administered opioids; and increase in functioning of daily life activities.
The staff also provides referrals to Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
The center has a staff of licensed clinical and medical professionals who are able to offer and regulate methadone dosages. The facility is also accredited through the Joint Commission Accredited Behavioral Health Organization,.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Little information is available regarding amenities. Photos show a sparse building in an extremely industrial area. The building has street parking available.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date a single alum offered the center five stars overall. The alum wrote that treatment helped them get closer to family. In addition, the reviewer commented, “Helpful getting off. Help treat problem.”
On Google, three reviewers offered a varying ratings. One offered four stars, another two stars, and the third offered a single star. None left commentary.
On Yellowpages, one reviewer offered three stars while another offered two. The former wrote, “great clinic and councillors. Front office manager should be fired.”
The other wrote, “Front office staff member is probably the rudest person I’ve ever met no matter how nice you are….unless you are one of the very few people she likes.” However, she added, “Other than her though, it’s an awesome place to go…counselors are very nice and seem to want to help.”
In addition to state health insurance plans, Progressive Medical Specialists accepts self-payment and cash.