I’m Dr. Brian Clear, Medical Director at Bicycle Health, the leading provider of virtual opioid addiction treatment. Today, I’ll be joined by Bicycle Health’s CEO + Founder, Ankit Gupta, to discuss opioid use disorder recovery and treatment in hon...
Hi Reddit! My name is Brian Clear and I’m the Medical Director at Bicycle Health, a leading virtual care provider of evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Today, I’m here to answer questions about OUD treatment and recovery in recognition of National Recovery Month, a time to honor the recovery community and discuss new evidence-based treatments for addiction.
A little background on me – I’m a board certified Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician with a passion for leveraging technology to modernize the way healthcare is accessed by patients. In my current role, I’m focused on improving the quality of care for those experiencing problems related to opioid use, which includes ensuring Bicycle Health’s clinicians have the training, resources, and support needed to provide evidence-based and high-quality care to all of our patients. Prior to joining Bicycle Health, I served as Medical Director for the integrated treatment of opioid use disorder and primary care services with BAART Programs in San Francisco.
I’ll also be joined by Ankit Gupta, Bicycle Health’s CEO and Founder. Ankit founded Bicycle Health after spending years studying the impacts of OUD firsthand. He’s passionate about how we can leverage technology to make medication for addiction treatment more accessible in the US and reduce the stigma surrounding opioid addiction.
We’ll be online for the next couple of hours and will try to answer as many questions as we can. Ask us anything!
Edit: Thank you for all of your questions so far – I've had fun engaging with everyone! Unfortunately, I need to step away from Reddit for a bit, but I'll try to answer any other questions that come in throughout the day.