From our Patients
We are happy to have the knowledge and experience to provide a way out of the dependency drugs can cause. Here are some of our patients that have chosen to apply this knowledge and work with us and counselors to get their lives back. These are people that have faced tough situations and are coming out winners. We thank them for sharing their experiences that others might find the way to freedom from drug dependency.
“Today was a great day, I have been dependent on OxyContin and Percocet for around 20yrs, sick of the roller coaster ride of addiction, not even remembering having a day that was not controlled by drugs, almost losing my life 3 times last year without any hope of a future, knowing that Drugs were not only controlling my life, but having a very negative effect on my family’s, Not only have I been a burden to my family, I also knew that I was very near death, but even though I wanted to get well and be the woman I once was, I really don’t remember how it even feels to be her anymore and how to stop, I was scared because from abruptly just stopping in the past, it put me into seizures, and I stopped breathing! Scared to death, I remembered talking to this woman after calling Dr. Readers office looking for help about a yr ago, and worried that I the woman that has raised to beautiful kids and had my own Childcare, soccer mom, Girl Scouts, you name it, was going to be judged, I thought I would be looked at like a failure. Well today I learned that I was wrong, Barbra’s encouraging words made me realize I am only human like everyone else, and that I could have enough courage to make my first step into the office that felt like I was welcomed in by old friends, and all my fear was gone, these girls were genuine and kind, you could tell that they really care, and not just because their paid to, and I’m sure most of us know from seeing so many different doctors to get our fix through the years how those places make you feel. I then met the most amazing doctor, he made me feel like I could tell him anything, and I did, I told him about all the years of drug abuse and how I really didn’t remember much of the last 2 yrs! Looking up at him as he listened patiently, I still just seen his warm and caring face, I mean his heart is truly about helping all of us that feel like we are not even worth helping! I know he has my best interest in mind, and I am trusting him with my life! Today for me was my last chance at living. The medicine he prescribed is already working,& I know God sent him and his staff to save me from myself! Thank You So Much! For anyone who is out there reading this, please just take the first step and call, when we are down as low as we can go , then we’ve got no where else to go accept up, right? So why not let the best of the best help you by taking your hand? WE CANNOT CHANGE WHAT WE DONT ACKNOWLEDGE! COME ON WE CAN ALL DO THIS TOGETHER, BECAUSE WITH GOD AND THOSE 3 ANGELS WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! XOXO”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Reader for more than 2 years. I can still remember my very first office visit – meeting Barbara, Helen, and the Dr. What an amazing feeling! I can truly say that I have NEVER before been treated with such unconditional compassion, and dignity. The staff in the office are just phenomenal, and ALWAYS exhibit such a genuine concern for their patients. If ever an issue arose (from needing to re-schedule an appointment, to a prior authorization), it was always resolved with a sense of urgency. Dr. Reader has the unique ability to be compassionate, fair, stern, and receptive to your individual treatment needs.
This is a delicate balance, that NOT many doctors in this field possess.
This is why I am absolutely grateful to be a patient here, and I thank the Dr., and the amazing staff with ALL my heart!!” – WC
Because from the moment I came into contact with Dr.Reeder and his staff my life got better and I had some hope and self esteem again. I was lucky to discover you and your location is very convenient for me. From the first you’ve been trying to help me and see just what will best help my situation. Dr. R has also encouraged me often with sincere advice, like a brother who really cares. This is SO MUCH better than methadone too, Dr.R’s treatment leaves me lucid and free from withdrawal, not dopey, pale, and high like methadone but normal, focused, and craving-free. This is a reasonably affordable way out of the pain pill chasing game curse. Thanks for treating me like a patient who has suffered from an illness who needs help and understanding. CW
I have seen more than 3 Suboxone/Buprenorphine doctors over the last few years and I can confidently say I lucked out meeting Dr Reader. Unlike other doctors, he is non judgemental, encouraging, and punctual. Helen and Barbara are always kind and accommodating to your personal life in those times you may need to reschedule. Dr. Reader works with you to find a correct dosage, and understands no two people are the same. He truly cares about your well being and wants you to live a happy, energetic, productive life! -S.E.J.
“Coming to Dr. Reader is a life changing experience. No longer chasing a high to just feel normal. Coming here has changed my life. I can hold down a job, have a good family involvement, be the parent I’ve always wanted to be. Able to now own my own home, cars, etc. If you feel there is no hope or future, there is with this treatment plan, your life will be what it was before the addictions. No high, just feel normal. “ WJ
I love this treatment. Barbara, Helen and Dr Reader are helping me a lot and because of them I am getting through with a better lifestyle change ☺
Absolutely come in if you have an issue with substance abuse and you want to be a better you. Thank you VJ
I have been going to Dependency Relief Specialists for a year now, and Dr. Reader is the best doctor ever. He and his staff are very compassionate and caring, they are always there for me and without their help, I know my life wouldn’t be going as well today! They can truly help you overcome and conquer your addiction and keep you on a path to live a happy, successful, and sober life! M
Coming out of rehab and constantly relapsing, finally got out of treatment and started taking Suboxone and have been sober for over a year, working and bought a car. I am a changed person. This program has made the change in my life extremely easier. I recommend anyone who is struggling and can’t find a solution to consider the benefits of this medication. It has been a part to saving my life and furthering sobriety. KI
I absolutely love this place. Dr. Reader and his wife are great. This place has completely changed my life in the best way possible. No more chasing the pills. I feel great and know I’m clean. If you need any help with addiction please come see them, it will change your life. CM
I have had lower back pain for seven years and was a prisoner of opiates in that time. Discovering this practice has saved my life and returned me to my family. I am now living my life as happy as anyone can be. RS
It has been a pleasure meeting with these folks. They do care, which is very important. Thank you all. BJ
If you are dependent on a substance like I was, call Dr. Reader. I have been to many other offices and when I found Dr Reader it was a huge relief. His prices are fair and he and his staff are caring people who want to help. If you are looking for a prescription pusher go somewhere else, if you want help with your problem call Dr Reader’s office! RJ
Dr Reader has been one of the most compassionate and caring doctors and has helped me tremendously with my pain so I can have a pain free life and be a good mom. He goes above and beyond for me and his staff is amazing and supportive also. No other doctor like this! FP
Coming to Dependency Relief Specialists saved my life. Everyone is friendly and understanding. I got help the first day I came. Dr Reader has been a God send for me. SW
I’ve been on Suboxone for over a year now and it has saved my life. SK
This place has saved my life and family. I’m so thankful for everything Dr Reader and his staff have done for me. Also being able to have an appointment at 5am before work makes it even better. Thank you so much for helping me kick my bad habits, not sure where I would be without you! CC
Love this place, has been one of the greatest things I’ve done! Dr Reader and the staff really care about you and your well being. Been coming for a year and a half, has saved my life. SM
Dr Reader, Helen, and Barbara have been so welcoming and kind. They have made me feel very comfortable and have truly been a blessing. They are professional, knowledgeable, and have been a huge part of helping get my life back and stay on track. PJ
Dr. Reader helped me through a very difficult time. I truly feel as though this saved my life. He made it easy to get clean and supported me. If you are trying to get healthy and get your life back together please call and get the help. It is worth it!
Thanks to Dr Reader and his staff I am able to concentrate on the important things, my family, my career, and living a positive life. I couldn’t have done this without their support and guidance. They are a BLESSING! GS
Love Dr Reader’s office! Great quality of care. Always in and out on time and the staff is very friendly and helpful. RJ
Being able to meet Dr. Reader has been a life changer in many aspects. I’m a former college football player and now a construction worker…I’ve had my share of injuries to my back and when I met with other doctors the opiates were all that was given to me. I will say after years of taking pain pills there never was enough after while. I always needed and wanted more. Those pills hampered me from being me and affected my relationship with those that love me. Thank God I was able to alleviate the pain pills from my life before things became too bad. So after years of taking pain pills I was off and wanted to stay off but still needed to attack the pain in my back. Then one day the doors of heaven opened and my prayers had been answered. I was introduced to Dr. Reader and my life had been changed forever. The Buprenorphine is and has become a life changer. The worries, the doubt, were all gone after my first dose. I will never understand why it’s taken so long for me to hear or come in contact with this type of medications. If only years ago I knew about this, my life would have been so much better earlier in life. Everyday I thank God for this miracle in a pill form and a doctor (Dr Reader) that actually cares about you and wants you to have an opiate free life. Thank you to all in the practice, you all have made a change in my life. S.A.
Dr. Reader and his staff have been instrumental in my recovery. They are professional, knowledgeable, and caring. As an addict, my life centered around drugs. It consumed me. I felt helpless and just could not kick the habit. Luckily, I found Dr. Reader and became confident that I could become opiate free. So far, so good! I now have a plan of action and have learned how to live life the right way. Dr. Reader did not ever judge me and I am so appreciative of him. If anyone struggles with addiction, I highly recommend Dr. Reader. He will help change your life! -SJ
I have been seeing Dr Reader for 8 months now. 8 months of having my life back and I can’t be more appreciative. When you hit rock bottom and see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel, there really aren’t words to describe that. When you become addicted to meds, you feel so ashamed and most people make that feeling stronger by their judgement. This office NEVER ONCE JUDGED ME or made me feel ashamed. It was always only caring and concern for my well being! Starting with the first phone call and Barbara. Helen welcomes me everytime I come with a smile. They understand that we have lives and sometimes have to reschedule and they never make you feel bad for having to do that. It’s my hope that someone reads this and realizes that they too can get help and get their life back. It starts with this amazing office and this amazing doctor… Dr Reader, thank you from the bottom of my heart- RY
“I love this office! The staff is friendly, the office is clean, & Dr. Reader is great. I appreciate the comfortable atmosphere during every appointment. Being a patient of Dr. Reader has greatly improved the quality of my life. I can manage a job & a family without any issues. It has been a huge blessing to find this group!”
“I’m writing this in hope it can help someone. I was dependent on pain killers for over 5 years. After about 3 years it became a roller coaster. Pain killers didn’t help. I started abusing them. Always running out a couple day before it was time to see the doctor. My doctor asked me to see Doctor Reader. I hit rock bottom. I lost everything, marriage, house, friends, bankrupt. Didn’t want to live. I was so scared of the pain of the withdrawals. I finally made an appointment. With Doctor Reader’s help I am free of the addiction. He helped save my life. I hope this will help someone to take that step and make an appointment with Doctor Reader, he can help you too.” Thanks A.G.
“I think that this practice is better than the first I went to. My reason is I was handed my script before the Dr looked at me. I was in and out in 1 minute. I didn’t feel valued as a patient. My first visit and call with Dr. Reader’s office I knew I was in the right place. Informative, caring, and kind. I’ve been a patient for 5 months. Also, his fees are less than I paid before.” -LL
“Dr. Reader genuinely cares for the well-being of all his patients and helps guide you to live a life without opiates!” -PJ
“The reason I chose and continue to choose Dr. Reader and Dependency Relief Specialists are the quality of care, and the excellence and commitment to improving their patients’ quality of life. Dr. Reader is an amazing, caring doctor with a positive attitude, who is passionate about helping me to have the best life I can. Dr. Reader isn’t here to punish you or post judgement, he’s here to help you. I require long term pain management, and from top to bottom I wouldn’t choose anyone else, they are simply the best. “ –MB
“I started taking Buprenorphine for pain in my legs, I have numbness and restless leg syndrome. When I got up to 10 pills a day with opiates I got scared and found Buprenorphine and it worked without being drugged up. I met Dr. Reader at Dependency Relief Specialists and have been seeing him for 5 months. He is so knowledgeable of medication so I trust him completely.” –MJ
“Why go here? Because I have had nothing but the best care, no judging. Also one of the most important reasons I continue to go to this clinic is because Dr Reader doesn’t force you off your medication, your happiness is his number 1 priority. I will continue my care with Dr Reader as long as I need to. I’ve been a patient for a couple of years now, and I would highly recommend this office. Thanks for making mine and my family’s life so much better. You guys have all changed my life for the best!” _T.E.
“Dr. Reader is a great doctor. He is completely understanding. He has a great office with an incredible staff. He pays close attention to his patients and does everything he can to help them. I was in a severe accident that had me in a lot of pain yet I did the wrong things to live with the pain like spending way too much time at the hospitals. Not to mention I have chronic migraines and it’s hard to deal with them. Dr. Reader is the best, he paid a lot of attention to me and has me living a much better practically pain free no migraine life.” –LSL
“Finding Dr. Reader was one of the best things I’ve ever done. From the moment I stepped in his office, I knew this was a man that truly cared about his work. This extends to the entire staff. Helen is a sweetheart, always kind, and just a delightful person to be around, while Barbara helped me through a very difficult time and was never too busy for my calls. I am eternally grateful for her helping to make it a little bit more bearable until I could get in to see him. If you are suffering from opiate addiction, you really cannot go wrong with Dr. Reader. I have never ever felt like “just another patient” with him. He cares about your recovery and let’s you go at your own pace, never pushy. And best of all? He loves to laugh and joke! I cannot give a high enough rating to Dr. Reader and all of his wonderful staff.” – ML