In this week’s show, Dr. J and Dr. Bunny examine the current opioid crisis. Both professionals have a lot of experience and developed great expertise in working with addicted patients.

Each person/patient is different and one must understand the underlying causes of the addiction.  If a person has cancer and is also taking opioids, they are “not addicted but have a serious medical condition that depends on treatments,” Dr. J says.

Some opioids come from the opium poppy that can be processed into heroin, percocet, narcotics, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid and many times stronger than heroin, cheaper and therefore deadlier.  The most common cause of death is when people forget to breathe.

The addiction to opioids crosses all class boundaries from the super wealthy to the poor.   Dr. Bunny has even  treated a minister who found out he was addicted after a surgery!   Both professionals agree that there is no way to taper off from addiction.  You must just stop.

There is now a mandate out against opioid addiction – but it is very important that people are not criminalized for their addiction, Dr. J says.  That drives people to the street for cheap and dangerous solutions.

The bottom line:  We need to find the reason for living besides getting high.

Listen to Dr. J and Dr. Bunny today for no-nonsense pertinent information.  It will help you understand this crisis on a new level and may help save your life or the life of someone you love.

Contact Dr. J at (805) 485-8515.  Dr. J’s address:  750 W. Gonzales, Suite 120, Oxnard  CA 93036.

Website: http://www.johannesramirezmd.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohannesRamirezMdObGyn/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 216-6773 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

About Dr. Johannes Ramirez (from his website):

Dr. Johannes Ramirez is a leading provider of obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in female reproductive health issues, weight loss, and gynecological health issues as well as testosterone replacement treatment for men and women.

Dr. Ramirez has a Master’s in Physiology and Neurobiology and over 20 publications in print.  He has been a practicing OB/GYN for 28 years and has the unique experience and qualifications which blend together to provide a cohesive approach to patient care.  He stays abreast of the latest developments in women’s health issues and renews his certification with the American College of OB/GYN board annually.

The practice is committed to staying up-to-date with new developments in obstetrics and gynecology and informing patients through consultation and regular educational seminars.  Dr. Ramirez can help with a variety of issues.  Dr. Ramirez and his staff are also dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in a way that takes into account their own personal needs and medical profile.

A physician-supervised medical weight loss program is the safest method for weight loss and maintenance.  The practice offers strategies and nutritional plans available only to medical doctors and provide results that no other program can duplicate.  The practice’s weight loss plans not only result in patients feeling better about their appearance but put them on the road to better health as well.

When not with his patients, Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children, kite surfing, and golfing. He is also a private pilot with over 500 hours flight time.Whatever a patient’s needs or concerns, call Women’s Care Center today for a free consultation. To accommodate the busy schedules of today’s patients, the practice also supports email and tele-medicine visits.

 Contact Dr. Ramirez at (805) 485-8515.  750 W. Gonzales, Suite 120, Oxnard  CA 93036 

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 216-6773 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com