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Innovative Models of Primary Care for People who use Drugs


Published Date: 05/02/2023

CE Credit: No CE


Justine Waldman,MDJustine Waldman, MD is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician. For 15 years she has practiced emergency medicine in Ithaca, NY. Her interest in medicine has always been driven by access to care and health equity issues. In 2005, she spearheaded the opening of the Ithaca Free Clinic, a volunteer multidisciplinary clinic open to the uninsured. In 2014, she was part of the Harm Reduction Team that gave recommendations for the Ithaca Plan: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drugs and Drug Policy. Since her involvement on that team, she has focused most of her work on drug user health. In December 2016, she began providing medical services at the first Health Hub at a Syringe Exchange Program in New York State at the Southern Tier AIDS Program in Ithaca. At the Health Hub, Dr. Waldman provides Opiate Replacement Therapy, Hepatitis C treatment, and acute care to People Who Use Drugs. She is currently the Medical Director of Reach Medical in Ithaca, NY, a medical practice offering Opiate Replacement Therapy and medical care to People Who Use Drugs.
Judith Griffin,MD

Judy Griffin, MD is board-certified in internal medicine and works as a primary care physician and buprenorphine provider at REACH in Ithaca, NY. She serves as the Director of Research at REACH Medical and is the Director of the Rural Health Equity Training Collaborative (RHETC). Dr. Griffin also holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the Criminal Justice-Alternatives to Incarceration Advisory Board for Tompkins County.

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