No, Any doctor can not prescribe Suboxone/Subutex. They must go through a short course to become a Certified Buprenorphine Provider. Upon completing they are issued a seperate DEA # that allows them to prescribe sub. This number is only used in the writing of buprenorphine scripts. Upon completion, for their first year I believe they can only have a load of 30 patients that they can prescribe to. After that year is up, they can prescribe up to 100 patients. This is why Suboxone clinics/docs have such long waiting lists.
I would suggest using the physician locator service on the National Alliance and Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment. You can find it at
Good luck, I hope this helps!
Hello. Hope Henry gave you info to help you.This seems to be an issue with all the maintenance programs,that you can be suddenly left out in the cold. Hope you make out well with Henry's good info. karl