About Dr. Gregory BurzynskiFounder of Houston Concierge Medicine
Dr. Burzynski earned his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He studied medicine at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2007. He completed his internal medicine residency through the University of Texas Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program at Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin.
Dr. Gregory Burzynski has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine for over five years and is licensed to practice medicine in Texas. He is also a licensed US Civil Surgeon and he is authorized by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to conduct Immigration Physicals and Immigration Exams for the Department of Homeland Security. Greg Burzynski is proud to play a role in the adjustment of immigration statuses for individuals.
Dr. Gregory Burzynski sees a myriad of primary care issues and offers integrative options. He is qualified per the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) to treat opioid dependence with FDA-approved medications. Dr. Burzynski offers genetic testing services to offer better treatment and preventative care.
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000), Title XXXV, Section 3502 of the Children’s Health Act, permits physicians who meet certain qualifications to treat opioid addiction with Schedule III, IV, and V narcotic medications that have been specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration for that indication. Such medications may be prescribed and dispensed by waived physicians in treatment settings other than the traditional Opioid Treatment Program (“methadone clinic”) setting.
Since there is only one narcotic medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction within the Schedules given, DATA 2000 basically refers to the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone and LAAM are Schedule II narcotics approved for the same purpose within the highly regulated methadone clinic setting.
Under the Act, physicians may apply for a waiver to prescribe Suboxone or Subutex for the treatment of opioid addiction or dependence. Requirements include a current State medical license, a valid DEA registration number, specialty or subspecialty certification in addiction from the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Society of Addiction Medicine, or American Osteopathic Association. Exceptions were also created for physicians who participated in the initial studies of buprenorphine and for State certification of addiction specialists. However, the Act is intended to bring the treatment of addiction back to the primary care provider. Thus most waivers are obtained after taking an 8-hour course from one of the five medical organizations designated in the Act and otherwise approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. When a physician qualifies for the waiver, he is given a second DEA number. Once a physician obtains the waiver, he or she may treat up to 30 patients for narcotic addiction with buprenorphine. Recent changes to DATA 2000 have increased the patient limit to 100 for physicians that have had their waiver for a year or more and request the higher limit in writing.
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A Proponent of the Concierge Business Model
Greg Burzynski supports the concierge business model in medicine, or one which is between the patient and doctor not a third party.
He is passionate about taking a more well-rounded and thorough approach to health and wellness. Through the hybrid nature of concierge membership, patients can fully benefit from a two-tiered medical support system. Concierge medicine supplements traditional insurance by emphasizing regular preventive measures and proactive care —so that patients feel a greater partnership with their physician.
Dr. Gregory Burzynski is a Spring 2017 graduate from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson. He is an expert in the pillars of integrative medicine, which include mental health, heart health, and disease prevention. He and the team at Houston Concierge Medicine share insights on everything from healthy family relationships to proper eating habits and the importance of exercise, all of which factor into your health both day-to-day and long-term. Although Dr. Gregory Burzynski is board-certified in internal medicine he also takes the time to propose personalized health plans and treatment options for patients that aren’t starkly pharmaceutical.
Dr. Greg Burzynski is involved in cancer research and has co-authored studies which have been published in industry journals such as the Journal of Cancer Therapy and Neuro-Oncology. He has also presented reports at international scientific and medical conferences.
For more information about the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, visit www.azcim.org/Fellowship.
The Society of Neuro-Oncology
American College of Physicians
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association
Dr. Burzynski was friendly, informative, and thorough. He listened to my concerns, took care of the issue, and made sure I was comfortable with the treatment plan.Gregory M.