Medication-Assisted Treatment

Project ECHO

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 12–1:30 p.m.
Next: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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:

  • 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.
  • 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 Program Coordinator 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.
  • 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.
  • Kim Nischik, MS, PA-C. Kim received her Master's degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in OR. She works at Northern NV Hopes for the MAT program and also works as a primary care provider in adult medicine.

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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.

Previous Medication-Assisted Treatment

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

    • Topic: MAT Clinic Process and Workflow: The Nuts and Bolts of MAT

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

  • Topic: Principles of Harm Reduction

  • Topic: The Basic Science of Addiction

June 2018

  • Topic: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

  • Topic: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

May 2018

  • Topic: Tapering off Suboxone

  • Topic: Suboxone or Vivitrol?: A Comparative Study Summary

April 2018

March 2018

  • Topic: Polysubstance Use and Abuse

  • Topic: Behavioral Health and Available Resources

February 2018

  • Topic: AB474 Changes: A Pharmacist Perspective

  • Topic: Patient Retention and Responding to Behaviors

January 2018

  • This clinic will cover how to identify the appropriate patient for MAT with information on: Assessing appropriate level of care and acquiring Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements.
    Topic: Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements

  • This clinic will also cover monitoring strategies such as; UA, film counts, observed dosing
    Topic: Outpatient Detox and Starting on Maintenance Therapy

December 2017

  • This session will discuss methods to create an inviting experience and support the use of non-judgemental language.
    Topic: Training Staff to Work with Patients Who Struggle with Addiction

November 2017

  • This session will discuss how Suboxone and Vivitrol work, evidence to support their use, and adverse reactions.
    Topic: Suboxone & Vivitrol

October 2017

  • Topic: The Principles of Harm Reduction

  • Topic: The Basic Science of Addiction

September 2017

  • This first session will cover MAT medications and information about the importance of providing Narcan to patients.
    Topic: What is Medication Assisted Treatment?