Dr. Carl W. Christensen, MD

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Dr. Carl W. Christensen, MD

Addiction Medicine | Male

Christensen Recovery Services 2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 3A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Get Directions
(734) 368-9871

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Addiction is an often fatal disease that can involve dependence on opioids (prescription pain pills), alcohol, cocaine, sedatives, and more....   Read More

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      2.9 based on 15 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Christensen says

      Addiction medicine is a field unlike any other....patients know that there is something wrong, that they want to change, but often do not know what to do next.  They will come to either a primary care provider or an addictionist to seek help.  Often they will not welcome the news that they will hear; that they need to discontinue the medications (opioids, sedatives or stimulants) that they believe are helping them; that they may need to go to treatment, sometimes for weeks to months, and that they need to continue supervision for an extended time.  The suggestion that they go to twelve step meetings or take medication is often rejected immediately.  It is also no surprise that there is also an urge to "shoot the messenger".  You will see all of this in the reviews on me or any addiction specialist!  My philosophy is that I am here to offer help; it is OK to decline, and the "door is open" for the future.

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      Brooklyn, MI |
      Spent no time with me and handed me some paper work and said if you run out of meds go to the ER and we all know how that works and he was treating a hole room full of people i guess that how i rate ...
      in Waterford, MI |
      Dr. Christensen is an amazing doctor. He literally gave me my life back by helping with my pain management. He is always honest, thorough and comprehensive with his assessments. He is kind, professional, sympathetic, thoughtful, and caring and has the best wife and dog in the world. :) Anyone who has a negative review to offer on him and his practice does so because they are going to him for the wrong reasons. I would follow this man to the ends of the earth in order to have him as my doctor.
      in Canton MI |
      I've been seeing Dr. Christensen a number of years now. He's always very professional and courteous. He's also been very helpful when working around insurance issues. I wouldn't want to see any other Doctor.
      Detroit, MI |
      I found him to be very full of him self. He refused to treat me without explanation. Simply gave me 2 letters to hospitals that (according to the letters) and upon further searching, found he has been banned from further practice at these hospitals per administration. St. John's&St.Mary's. Further, though the Internet may say so he is not a practicing pain management specialist nor does he treat for so. A little research goes a long way. Do your homework before getting wasting time and money.
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      Specialties

      • Addiction Medicine
      • High Risk Obstetrics
      • Obstetrics & Gynecology
      • Pain Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Obstetrics & Gynecology

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Addiction
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Back Pain
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
      • Endometriosis
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
      • Headache
      • High Risk Pregnancy
      • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Knee Disorders
      • Low Back Pain
      • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
      • Migraine
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Pain
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Sexual Dysfunction
      • Sickle Cell Disease
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Uterine Diseases

      Procedures Performed

      • Cholesterol Screening
      • Detoxification
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Fetal Monitoring
      • Gonorrhea Screening
      • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
      • Hepatitis Screening
      • HIV Screening
      • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
      • Pain Management
      • Pregnancy Ultrasound
      • Rh Incompatibility Screening
      • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
      • Smoking Cessation Counseling
      • Thyroid Screening

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      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Wayne State University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U

        Completed in 1982

      • Residency Hospital
        Hutzel Hospital Wayne St

        Completed in 1985

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Duke University Med Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Undergraduate School
        Wayne State University

        Graduated in 1976

      • Other Education
        American Board Of Addiction Medicine

        Completed in 2009

        American Society Of Addiction Medicine

        Completed in 2004

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Christensen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Addiction Medicine
      • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
      • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Christensen's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Christensen

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      Dr. Christensen's Care Philosophy

      Addiction is an often fatal disease that can involve dependence on opioids (prescription pain pills), alcohol, cocaine, sedatives, and more. Treatment may involve medication assisted therapy (buprenorphine, naltrexone), 12 step recovery (AA/NA) or residential treatment. If medications are used, it is important not to rely on them alone! We can perform an addiction assessment, make recommendations for treatment, and coordinate your care.

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      Dr. Christensen says...

      Addiction medicine is a field unlike any other....patients know that there is something wrong, that they want to change, but often do not know what to do next.  They will come to either a primary care provider or an addictionist to seek help.  Often they will not welcome the news that they will hear; that they need to discontinue the medications (opioids, sedatives or stimulants) that they believe are helping them; that they may need to go to treatment, sometimes for weeks to months, and that they need to continue supervision for an extended time.  The suggestion that they go to twelve step meetings or take medication is often rejected immediately.  It is also no surprise that there is also an urge to "shoot the messenger".  You will see all of this in the reviews on me or any addiction specialist!  My philosophy is that I am here to offer help; it is OK to decline, and the "door is open" for the future.