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Dr. Carl Christensen is an addiction specialist in Ann Arbor, MI, who diagnoses and treats patients addicted to certain substances, behaviors or activities.

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Christensen Recovery  


Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Carl Christensen is accepting new patients at this office.



Address

2301 South Huron, Suite 3A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Addiction Medicine & Pain Management
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Addiction Medicine
Languages Spoken English

University Physicians Group  


Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Carl Christensen is accepting new patients at this office.



Address

3901 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48201

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tue 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Wed 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thu 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fri 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Addiction Medicine & Pain Management
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Psychiatry
Group Practice Wayne State University Physicians Group
Health System Wayne State University
Hospital Affiliation
  • Detroit Medical Center
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Eleonore Hutzel Recovery Center  


Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Carl Christensen is accepting new patients at this office.


Phone


Address

4201 St. Antoine, University Health Center 4E, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Addiction Medicine & Pain Management
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Addiction Medicine
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

About Dr. Christensen
Dr. Christensen

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Bio


I have worked with patients who suffer from chronic pain and addiction since 2000.  

Many chronic pain patients are on high doses of pain medications and find that either they no longer work (tolerance) or their pain may even become worse (hyperalgesia).  If so, you may benefit from switching to a different type of medication, or detoxing off your pain medications altogether!  Although this is frightening at first, medical research shows that 75% of chronic pain patients do better.

Addiction is an often fatal disease that can involve dependence on opioids (prescription pain pills), alcohol, cocaine, sedatives, and more.  Treatment may involve medication assisted therapy (buprenorphine, naltrexone), 12 step recovery (AA/NA) or residential treatment.  If medications are used, it is important not to rely on them alone!  We can perform an addiction assessment, make recommendations for treatment, and coordinate your care.

Specialties


Special Interests  


  • Addiction in Pregnancy
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Chronic Pain and opioid detoxification
  • Chronic Pain in Pregnancy
  • Medication Assisted Therapy for Addiction
  • Opioid and Sedative Dependence

Education & Training  


Medical School


Residency

  • Hutzel Hospital/Detroit Medical CenterDetroit, MI
    Residency in OBGYN / Obstetrics & Gynecology • 1981 - 1985


Fellowship

  • Duke University Medical CenterDurham, North Carolina
    Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology • 1985 - 1988


Languages Spoken  


  • English