Dr. John Massey has over 20 years of diverse experience, especially in pain management and treatment of chronic pain in Nebraska. At Pine Lake Behavioral Health & Medical, Dr. Massey provides primarily addiction medicine services in addition to his other skill sets. As a DATA 2000 waived physician, Dr. Massey knows the value of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for those struggling with addictions or substance use, and he takes great pride in working closely with the entire treatment team to help individuals succeed in recovery from substances.
As a pain expert, Dr. Massey knows that the intersection of addiction and pain is narrow at best. He is focused on helping patients return to their normal lives and remain in the community free from the grip of addiction. Dr. Massey utilizes various medications to assist individuals in treatment for substance use including buprenorphine, naloxone, naltrexone, etc. Dr. Massey knows that a relationship with a prescriber and a therapist truly does produce the best outcomes and living a healthier life free of substances is a journey, not an outcome.