Maternity care and buprenorphine prescribing in new family physicians

Joshua St Louis, Aimee R. Eden, Zachary J. Morgan, Tyler W. Barreto, Lars E. Peterson, Robert L. Phillips

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The American Board of Family Medicine routinely surveys its Diplomates in each national graduating cohort 3 years out of training. These data were used to characterize early career family physicians whose services include management of pregnancy and prescribing buprenorphine. A total of 261 (5.1%) respondents both provide maternity care and prescribe buprenorphine. Family physicians who care for pregnant women and also prescribe buprenorphine represented 50.4% of all buprenorphine prescribers. The family physicians in this group were trained in a small number of residency programs, with only 15 programs producing at least 25% of graduates who do this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Addiction medicine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Family medicine
  • Maternity care
  • Opioids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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