Addiction Medicine Specialists

Opioid Management Clinic

Orticare is proud to announce the establishment of its Opioid Management Clinic (OMC) in Ballarat, serving the Grampians Loddon Mallee region. Our clinic is dedicated to providing expert guidance for patients experiencing opioid dependence, including those with chronic pain conditions. Our Addiction Medicine Physician, Dr Adam Straub, can assist in cases where:
  • There is concern about a patient’s opioid use – including chronic pain conditions
  • The patient may be suitable for or is currently on opioid replacement therapy
  • There are concerns about a patient’s opioid use combined with alcohol or other drugs
  • GP is considering opioid reduction/rotation to reduce risk
We welcome referrals from General Practitioners (GPs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and other medical practitioners (OMPs) for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) purposes. Initial consultations can be conducted either in person or through video conferencing, and secondary consultations are available by appointment. For complex cases, we also offer multidisciplinary case conferencing upon request. It is important to note that all consultations require a referral.
Referral pathways:
OMC new hours of operation:
  • Mondays 11:30-3:30 (telehealth only)
  • Thursdays 8:30-12:00, 28 Victoria St Bakery Hill 3350
  • Fridays 8:30-3:30, 12 Lilburne St Lucas 3350

Opioid Management Clinic Flyer

Opioid Management Clinic Referral Form

Opioid Management Clinic Multidisciplinary Case Conference Form

Pharmacotherapy Mentors

Victorian Opioid Management ECHO

What is ECHO?

The Victorian Opioid Management ECHO convenes each week, and is your opportunity to participate in a case-based educational clinic with a proven track record for assisting patient outcomes. Using simple video conferencing technology and featuring a team of expert addiction specialists and allied health professionals, the ECHO clinic allows you to:

– present a patient case related to opioids and seek expert feedback
– listen to other clinicians’ cases
– access a brief didactic lecture on a topic of interest
– claim CPD points.

All health care professionals are welcome to participate. To get started with ECHO register on the Victorian Opioid Management ECHO website and you will be sent an email with all the information you need to join a session.

Victorian Opioid Management ECHO

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