Medical Services Provided

Services: 
Addiction Treatment
Outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment (Suboxone)
Detoxification
Pain Management
Individual Counseling
Other services: 
Suboxone Maintenance- Chronic Pain Management- Transitioning Off /Taper Oxycontin-- IV Heroin Addiction Treatment Referrals to Inpatient Treatment made.
Treatment approach or philosophy: 
We are a progressive, patient-centered outpatient opioid treatment center that delivers the best outpatient personalized care available utilizing Suboxone. Our patient-centered care puts the focus on each special individual. Our practice is a smaller practice where the focus is on you the patient. Dr. Famiglio is uniquely qualified to treat the addicted patient and he becomes your "Coach in the Recovery Arena". He is Board certified in Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Famiglio is the Medical Director at St. Joseph Institute--a holistic and spiritual Residential Treatment Facility in Port Matilda, PA. He also serves as a Consultant in Pain Management. http://www.stjosephinstitute.com/ Dr. Famiglio also serves as the Medical Director at Mt. Laurel Recovery Center in Westfield, PA. Mt. Laurel is an internationally recognized private and exclusive drug and alcohol treatment center and detoxification program. Our 90 day rehab transitional living facility complements the Detox and Residential Facility. It is situated on a 25 acre estate, with rolling hills and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Dr. Famiglio retired as the Medical Director of SCI-Muncy the woman's state prison after eight years. Dr. Famiglio is an expert on weaning chronic pain patients off prescription pain meds and onto a more stable alternative in order to taper effectively. He directs the Pain Recovery Center. He uses other less addicting, holistic methods to allow patients to return their lives to normal. Drs. Famiglio & Landsberg specialize in the pregnant addict....they are welcome where most clinics turn them away. Dr. Famiglio also accepts selected alcoholic patients for outpatient detox. Family Recovery Solutions prefers all of its patients off other mood altering chemicals and will never prescribe benzos or amphetamines to its patients. Currently we are avoiding taking patients asking for the mono product-buprenorphine (Subutex) unless you are pregnant or having a true documented allergy to naloxone. If you insist on continuing on/or seeking these meds this is not the clinic for you....don't ask. We look out for and exclude the patient who appears to be diverting meds for financial reward and will cooperate with police authorities when patients deal drugs. Dr. Famiglio has nearly thirty years of experience in medicine. His team of physicians collectively has nearly 250 years of medical experience. As partners in your well-being, we share the common goals of maintaining or improving your health and recovery skills. While our team of physicians may be experts in a variety of medical specialties, we consider you to be the expert regarding your specific needs and values. Our team will work together to nurture your mind, body, and soul. UNITED STATES VETERANS ARE WELCOMED OPENLY AND ENCOURAGED TO VISIT! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Most opponents of buprenorphine are missing the point about what buprenorphine is for. Saying it "isn’t a cure" is a straw man argument, because nobody is saying it is a cure, nobody. It also is not switching one addiction for another. The purpose of buprenorphine is to suppress symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, which allows the patients to make behavioral and environmental changes in their life. It is these changes, and gaining experience with these new changes, that is the recovery. The medication only makes these changes possible by suppressing the debilitating symptoms of addiction. Addiction is the manifestation of abnormal brain adaptations. These brain adaptations cause cravings which influence behavior. Reversing these brain adaptations to the extent possible, and learning techniques to deal with the rest, is what the recovery process is. When signs and symptoms of a disease disappear, that disease is considered to be in remission. Buprenorphine suppresses signs and symptoms of the disease, which is consistent with addiction remission rather than switching addictions. This is why people stable in treatment can quickly return to work, care for children, and stop destructive behavior while they make the long-term changes. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Maintenance treatment with buprenorphine is more effective than short-term buprenorphine treatment followed by medication tapering. A recent study examined use of buprenorphine to treat patients dependent on prescription opioids. The study compared use of a buprenorphine taper (6 weeks stabilization plus a 3-week taper) with ongoing buprenorphine maintenance and found that maintenance was superior to tapering in both patient retention and rate of relapse to opioid use. Earlier, Weiss et al found that patients being treated for prescription opioid dependence were most successful at reducing opioid use while receiving buprenorphine (with naloxone) treatment. Even after 12 weeks of medication treatment with concurrent counseling, tapering was associated with very high relapse rates (higher than 90 percent, 8 weeks post-taper). Studies have also assessed the efficacy of treatment with buprenorphine products in primary care settings and have found that buprenorphine can be safely and effectively used in these settings. One characteristic of buprenorphine, a partial mu opioid agonist, is that it is safer than full agonists (e.g., methadone) because of its relatively poor bioavailability and its ceiling effect. The ceiling effect means that as the buprenorphine dose increases, its effects (including respiratory depression) increase but only to a point. A plateau is reached at moderate doses, meaning the effects no longer increase even as the dose is increased. This ceiling effect also means that buprenorphine carries a lower risk of misuse, dependence, and side effects than full agonists. However, there is still some risk of overdose, particularly if the patient concurrently uses another opioid, benzodiazepines, alcohol, sedatives, or certain medications that interact with buprenorphine.
Languages spoken: 
English

About Me

Specialties: 
Addiction Medicine
Anesthesiology
General Practice
Specialties:
Noninvasive Pain Management
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical School: 
Thomas Jefferson Medical School
Degree(s): 
MD
Residency: 
Harvard Medical School
Residency: 
Georgetown University
Qualifications and other information: 
Diplomate - American Board of Addiction Medicine
Diplomate-American Board of Anesthesiology
Member American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists
Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Consultant in Pain Management
Medical Director at St. Joseph Institute
Medical Director of Seabrook House West
Medical Director of Summit Behavioral Health - Westfield Facility
Director of FRS Forensic and Legal Consultants
Previous Medical Director of State College Medical Methadone Facility
Previous Medical Director SCI Muncy
Consultant to Pennsylvania Physicians' Health Programs

Office Information

Family Recovery Solutions
1101 East Third Street
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
Phone : 
570.505.3180 / 570.560.4782 hotline
Fax : 
570.505.3184
Office hours: 
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: Closed
NO WALK INS; Appointments for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 AM- 5 PM every four weeks for Dr. Maturani; additional hours by appointment on certain Saturdays.
Other doctors in practice: 
Dr. Larry Marturani, MD Internal Medicine / Hospitalist
Dr. Ralph Roger Barnard, MD Internal Medicine / ER
Dr. Xiaping Xie, MD Psychiatry
Dr. Vance Good, MD Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Dr. Albert Dworkin, MD OB/Gyn
Dr. Richard Huskey, MD Internal Medicine / Geriatrics-Accupuncture-Trad. Chinese Med
Dr. Lori Rinker, DO, Family Practice
Dr. Sanchita Yadalla, MD OB/GYN
Dr. Baogang Xue, Psychiatrist
Dr. Paul K. Simpson, MD Internal Medicine
Dr. Neal Handly , MD Internal Medicine
Insurance accepted: 
No insurance accepted (for buprenorphine treatment)
We will assist you in preauthorization for your prescription coverage and supply necessary documentation to submit claims to your insurer for reimbursement directly to you.