The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Dr. Gasper spent the early part of his career at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) developing and implementing programs for the treatment of opioid addiction with office-based treatments such as buprenorphine in both mental health and primary care settings. Since leaving SFDPH he has continued to expand buprenorphine access into rural areas of California. He currently works at a substance use disorder outpatient clinic at Marshall Medical Center in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and is a consultant for the UCSF Substance Use Disorder Warmline which provides real time consultation for primary care providers throughout the country.