Meet Angela Vaselaros, MA
ABT has a team of counselors and medical staff who specialize in Office-Based Opioid Treatment. One of the resident counselors on that team is Angela Vaselaros. In this conversation, she talks about treating a patient with depression, which is not uncommon among patients who are in the treatment program.
New to the team is Bridgette Vest, DNP, a Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in substance abuse. ABT’s OBOT medical team also includes Medical Director Leopold Campbell, MD, and Physician Assistant Anil Ganga.
In addition to Angela Vaselaros, the other counselors who treat OBOT patients are Darnell Barnes, Jim Pritchard, and Bethany Lee.
Dr. Campbell says the key to a patient’s success in the program is to include both medical intervention with Suboxone and mental health therapy.
“Working together with trained counselors is essential in the treatment of opioid addiction,” said Dr. Campbell. “Taking Suboxone together with counseling will restructure the brain, allowing the patient to relearn positive behaviors and function normally.”
Each patient enrolled in the program will see Dr. Campbell once per week and a therapist once per week. ABT Counseling has five offices throughout Southwest Virginia. Dr. Campbell sees patients at the main office at 4346 Starkey Road in Roanoke. There are five counselors that will see OBOT patients for therapy weekly, four in the Roanoke office, one in the Salem office.
For more info about ABT’s Office-Based Opioid Treatment program, or to schedule an appointment, click here.