Medication-Assisted Treatment

Project ECHO

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 12–1:30 p.m.
Next: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at clinic please complete the form below, and fax to (775) 327-5112 by noon on the day prior to the clinic. This form is a fillable PDF, but you may print and fill it in by hand as well.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Case Presentation Template

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.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Kelly Memon, LSW: Kelly graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in May of 2018 and has recently earned her clinical license. Kelly has worked in the co-occurring field of substance use and mental health for several years and is very passionate about the work she does. Kelly is currently working as the Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Case Manager at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Mark Broadhead, M.D. Dr. Broadhead received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for more than 30 years.
  • 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.
  • Shaleen Srivastava, PharmD. Shaleen is a pharmacist who has worked in multiple pharmacy settings including hospital, long-term care, and retail. He is originally from Reno, but went to pharmacy school in Portland. Since then, he has returned to northern Nevada to be near family and friends. Shaleen currently works in the pharmacy at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Traci Biondi, M.D. Dr. Biondi graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2003. She completed an Anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, followed by a Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 2017 she completed a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is a published author of the children's book Shawn the Stethoscope.
  • Echo Troop, MSW, LCSW. Echo is a native Nevadan with a passion for the Reno-Sparks community. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Echo is a licensed clinical social worker and works with clients who struggle with co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders. Echo is a therapist in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 1.50 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.50 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

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