Spotlight: Dr. Nadia Bowen
She is our physician liaison for the Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM) Clinic. The goal of this clinic is to provide expedited, barrier-free treatment for patients who are addicted to alcohol or opioids. The clinic provides quick access to care for addiction issues, including assessments, counselling and prescriptions for medications that may help with lessening cravings and withdrawal symptoms. “My role with the RAAM team is to provide guidance and support on the medical management of those who are suffering from substance use disorders,” says Dr. Bowen.
In addition to her work with the RAAM clinic, Dr. Bowen is also the lead physician for the Withdrawal Management, a short-stay unit at SAH where clients are detoxified from substances, stabilized and an individualized discharge plan is developed. Services include counselling, education and referral to other agencies. “Our team is dedicated to the treatment and advocacy of those who suffer from addiction, stigma, and marginalization.”
We thank Dr. Bowen for her dedication to these critical services for our community.