About Dr. Gregory Burzynski

Greg Burzynski, the founder, and CEO of Houston Concierge Medicine and Wellness Center, advocates for optimal health with a focus on both mind and body wellness.  Through various personalized plans offered at Houston Concierge Medicine, Greg hopes to more accurately address common adult health issues such as obesity, metabolic abnormalities, age-appropriate screening, depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Greg incorporates mental health and opiate addiction treatment options into the holistic services offered through Houston Concierge Medicine and Wellness Center. He works with numerous mental health counselors, who provide the support and guidance that patients need in matters of marriage and family issues, trauma/crisis issues, addiction/chemical dependency, and more. Greg Burzynski is qualified per the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) to treat opioid dependence with FDA-approved medications.

Greg has a particular passion for helping people use holistic methods to treat underlying issues that patients experience. One of the reasons why Greg feels particularly passionate about integrative medicine is its focus on health holistically, taking into consideration both the body and the mind. While mind and body medicine have been split into two different fields.

Under the Act, physicians may apply for a waiver to prescribe Suboxone or Subutex for the treatment of opioid addiction or dependence. Requirements include a current State medical license, a valid DEA registration number, specialty or subspecialty certification in addiction from the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Society of Addiction Medicine, or American Osteopathic Association. Exceptions were also created for physicians who participated in the initial studies of buprenorphine and for State certification of addiction specialists. However, the Act is intended to bring the treatment of addiction back to the primary care provider.

Thus most waivers are obtained after taking an 8-hour course from one of the five medical organizations designated in the Act and otherwise approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. When a physician qualifies for the waiver, he is given a second DEA number. Once a physician obtains the waiver, he or she may treat up to 30 patients for narcotic addiction with buprenorphine. Recent changes to DATA 2000 have increased the patient limit to 100 for physicians that have had their waiver for a year or more and request the higher limit in writing.

However, the Act is intended to bring the treatment of addiction back to the primary care provider. Thus most waivers are obtained after taking an 8-hour course from one of the five medical organizations designated in the Act and otherwise approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. When a physician qualifies for the waiver, he is given a second DEA number. Once a physician obtains the waiver, he or she may treat up to 30 patients for narcotic addiction with buprenorphine. Recent changes to DATA 2000 have increased the patient limit to 100 for physicians that have had their waiver for a year or more and request the higher limit in writing.

Greg Burzynski graduated in the spring of 2017 from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.

Greg is incredibly dedicated to his craft and feels that focusing on mental health is of utmost importance. Even in today’s connected, digital world, people can still feel isolated and forgotten. As more and more prominent public figures discuss their issues with mental health, the taboos associated with the subject are beginning to fade away, and Greg Burzynski is very happy about this. He believes that an open discourse about the topic is necessary to improving the societal mental health overall.

For more information about Dr. Burzynski’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine visit the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s website