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The goal of SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) is to create a medical home in the pediatric primary care clinic for parents in recovery and their children. SOFAR provides ongoing support for families to enhance child development as well as ongoing support for recovery, with access to specialty care and social services.
SOFAR works to coordinate infants’ primary care visits with any additional care that parents and babies need, to minimize the number of visits required.
Listen in on Dr Eileen Costello talking about why family centered addiction care is so important
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For questions or referrals, please contact:
Kristin Reed, Patient Navigator
[email protected] | 617.414.5988
Conditions We Treat
- Developmental Delay
Pulmonary complications are exceedingly common among patients infected with HIV. Moreover, the longer life expectancy of HIV-infected individuals has led to the recognition of many infectious and non-infectious pulmonary complications, including the well-established association between HIV and pulmonary hypertension (HIV-PH). The practice is the referral group for all HIV providers within Boston Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of the pulmonary and mycobacterial complications that occur in HIV-infected individuals.
The Family Medicine clinic provides care to patients with substance use disorders (addiction to opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and other substances). Providers are trained to initiate treatment with Suboxone, Naltrexone and Vivitrol, and host weekly group visits where patients taking Suboxone can meet with a doctor and a behavioral health specialist to discuss long-term maintenance therapy.
Treatments & Services
- Primary care
- Pediatric infectious disease care
- Developmental assessment and links to early intervention services
- Social work support (DCF follow up, links to other social resources)
SOFAR is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, and coordinators who provide high-quality, coordinated medical and psychosocial care for families to maximize their ability to successfully navigate parenting and substance use recovery. SOFAR expands on the multidisciplinary prenatal care provided by Project RESPECT for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
Child Development, Cross Cultural, Compassionate, Evidence Based, Advocacy
Pediatric Primary Care, Primary care of children on the autism spectrum, Primary care of children with mental health disorders
Special InterestsPediatric, Adolescent and Young Adults with HIV, Pediatric ,Adolescent and Young Adults with Hepatitis C
Pediatric Primary Care, Children who have recently immigrated
Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E.Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 Aug;49(8):100637. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2019.07.002. Epub 2019 Sep 5.
Low Barrier Tele-Buprenorphine in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Report. Harris M, Johnson S, Mackin S, Saitz R, Walley AY, Taylor JL.J Addict Med. 2020 Jul/Aug;14(4):e136-e138. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000682.PMID: 32433364 Free PMC article.