Catholic Medical Center (CMC), a member of GraniteOne Health, has opened a new practice with an emphasis on treating the disease of addiction. CMC Addiction Medicine is led by Molly Rossignol, DO (pictured at right
), who is board certified in both family medicine and addiction medicine. Dr. Rossignol will offer medication assisted treatment (MAT) and evaluation and management of alcohol, drug and other addictions.
“CMC is committed to being a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic in our community,” says CMC President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD. “Dr. Rossignol’s addition to our team is an essential resource in that effort and I’m thrilled that she’s bringing her expertise and compassion to CMC.”
“Addiction is a disease that devastates individuals, families and communities,” says Dr. Rossignol. “As the science of addiction continues to advance, the most important aspects of care remain access and a non-judgmental approach. CMC has shown their commitment to treating people with empathy and evidence-based care and I look forward to caring for patients and working in a supportive system.”
While several providers at CMC are licensed to prescribe MAT, CMC Addiction Medicine is the first physician practice in the Manchester area to specialize in this treatment. MAT relies on carefully-prescribed medications, such as suboxone, to help control a patient’s craving to use an opioid or other addictive substance. It is offered in conjunction with counseling and other therapies to care for the whole patient and support their recovery needs. CMC is also taking part in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, initiating MAT to patients in the Emergency Department with the goal of reducing future overdoses and deaths and expediting treatment at point of care.