Acorn Health & Recovery is a medical practice started by Dr. Karl Liebermann in Northborough in 2017. Dr. Liebermann has been practicing Addiction Medicine since 2006 and has been Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine since 2012. We offer medication-assisted treatment for individuals living with substance use disorder. Our approach is very simple; treat our patients with respect and provide them with a comfortable and relaxing environment.
Dr. Liebermann is one of our addiction specialists who has extensive experience working in the addiction treatment field starting in a rural family medicine practice in Bucksport, Maine in 2006. He has treated patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as an Addiction Specialist. He has treated individuals in two detox hospitals, outpatient medication-assisted treatment and as Medical Director of an outpatient addiction treatment center.
What Makes Us Different
There are key factors set us apart from “suboxone clinics”. All of our patients are given a full medical evaluation by a Board Certified Addiction Specialist Physician. The evaluation is done in a private medical setting which has been described by some as very peaceful and relaxing. The medical evaluation screens for other medical conditions that may be related to addiction including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It often involves treating these other conditions (at our office or by the appropriate specialist) and help with lifestyle choices. We screen for diseases that may have occurred as a result of the addiction including Hepatitis C and HIV. We will refer to the appropriate counselor, or program, and help arrange detox if needed. For patients who have a primary care physician, we accept referrals, and we can work with your PCP to ensure appropriate care for any other chronic medical issues. If you do not have a PCP, we can provide primary care as well (we do not accept patients for primary care for patients that have been referred by their PCP). Our practice specializes in Medication Assistance Treatment; Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone), and Vivitrol (intramuscular naltrexone) are just some of the medications we can utilize, and it is expected that the patient is involved in counseling and group support.