Medication-Assisted Treatment

Project ECHO

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 8–9:30 a.m.
Next: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce an entirely new ECHO clinic that will focus on providing support to providers who are currently Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) certified or are interested in becoming MAT certified. We understand the gap that exists between obtaining MAT certification and actually beginning to prescribe different Medication Assisted Therapies to patients. We have assembled the very best multidisciplinary team of MAT providers available to us to help you navigate that process and serve as a resource for you as you gain the confidence and experience you'll need to become a MAT prescriber.

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If you would like to submit a case for discussion at the next clinic, please complete a MAT Case Presentation Form and fax it to (775) 327-5112 by noon on the day prior to the clinic.

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This clinic team consists of:

  • Kresh Rogina, PharmD, MBA. Kresh is a fifth generation Nevadan and a UNR graduate who has worked in a variety of practice settings for over 15 years. He is currently the Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacist at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Saide Altinsan, MD. Dr. Altinsan is a board certified psychiatrist who has practiced in Reno for over 20 years. She received her Master's degree in Psychology from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Altinsan completed her psychiatric residency at State University of New York at Buffalo. She is currently working at Northern Nevada Hopes Clinic as a supervising psychiatrist and heads the Medication Assisted Treatment program.
  • Peter Ludlow, RN. Peter was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and attended BYU with a major in Physiology and Developmental Biology followed up with RN/BSN at Carrington and Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is currently seeking an MSN in Informatics and pursuing advanced nurse practitioner degree. He has worked with adolescents and adults in mental health services for six years as a psychiatric nurse and is now working specifically in substance abuse and currently the MAT nurse case manager at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Carol Hayne, PA-C. Carol is a graduate of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant program and practiced in internal medicine for more than 20 years in Iowa. For the past six years she worked in a Reno private pain practice providing her experience using buprenorphine/naloxone for patients with opioid dependence and chronic pain. She has been part of the Medication Assisted Treatment program at Northern Nevada Hopes Clinic since June, 2017.
  • Danica Pierce, MSW, LCSW. Danica is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Danica is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. She is the lead therapist for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.

Upcoming Medication-Assisted Treatment

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