Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Travelogue: Seattle, Washington

 
By
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.


If you've been following our blogs this week, you have been learning about our travels on Sunday to La Mirada, California (Dr. Zaret's office) and then on Monday as we traveled to San Francisco (Drs. William and Daniel Glatt's office).  Today's blog will focus on our arrival in Seattle to speak with Dr. Rosenfield. It's not very often that someone gets to see the Golden Gate Bridge AND the Space Needle in one day within about 3 hours of each other but we did!  Ah, the miracles of modern travel!  
(The Space Needle just 10 minutes from the office of Dr. Rosenfield (a.k.a. Emerald City Medical Arts)

  We had a great visit with Dr. Rosenfield and his staff.  Dr. Rosenfield is a very intelligent man who is filled with humor and compassion.   There is a lighthearted yet professional feeling in his office.  We also had a great lunch from California Pizza Kitchen which was absolutely delectable!
 
(Dr. Michael Rosenfield of Emerald City Medical Arts)

One of the nice things about this office is that local artists' paintings and drawings adorn the walls of the waiting area as well as the treatment rooms.  Emerald City Medical Arts also houses local art for displays and showings as a gallery after business hours.  It is a great way to connect the local community with the practice and show support for artists.  

(Local artwork adorns the walls of the front office at Emerald City Medical Arts)

During our visit, I had the opportunity to discuss both The Coleman Institute and Emerald City Medical Arts' focus on aftercare follow-up after the completion of detox.  Aftercare is important because it helps the patient to learn the fundamentals of recovery and how to stay clean.  The detox process gets a patient clean.  However, to stop there, would be a travesty, as a patient needs to learn new coping skills for dealing with life without drugs or alcohol.  Participation in an aftercare program helps them do just that.  For each patient, in all our locations, I personally create an individualized treatment program utilizing local resources near the patients home.  I try to keep resources within a 30 minute drive whenever possible to help ensure flexibility and follow through on the patient's part. 

       (L-R: Chris Newcomb, M.Div., Aftercare Coordinator interviewing Dr. Rosenfield about the importance of aftercare after detox)

At The Coleman Institute, we love to see people get clean and stay clean.  That is why we are committed to having a strong national provider network of intelligent, compassionate, and innovative doctors to assist us as we fight addiction together.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox off of alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869 today!


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