Dr. Jeff Blixt

Addiction Medicine
Colorado Springs, CO
24 years experience male

About

Bio

I am board certified in Family Practice, My areas of interest are Obesity and Addiction and chronic disease management in general. I am Board certified in Addiction Medicine. My passion is helping patients with issues that can be chronic. Addiction and Obesity are both diseases that tend to be chronic condition not unlike high blood pressure or diabetes. As a physician I frequently use medications to assist with both of these conditions, and while I see medications as great tools, my real goal is to help get patients into "recovery". One way to think of recovery is... getting to a place in life where a person has acceptance of themselves and their challenges. i.e. weight control issues and/or addiction problems. This becomes a starting point for embarking on a new life that never seemed possible. Though it may take a lot of work, real happiness and satisfaction are possible.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Bariatrics

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Find another Dr: If Suboxone was helpful for you try to find another prescribing provider in your area, you can use the Suboxone website or buprenorphine physician an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: 80-95 percent of alcoholics use nicotine, alcohol seeems to increase the pleasurable effects of nicotine. From a common sense and healthy choice nothi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Behavior: This biggest clue to a potential drinking problem is does the person continue to use despite negative consequences. Harm to their physical, mental or ... Read More

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Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Blixt’s is first-class, he treats you like a person. He actually CARES about his patients’! Want help with addiction…he is the BEST in the Springs.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blixt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Blixt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am30 on suboxone to get off the opiates I was RXduring 12 surgeries & a total hip rep & got a little carried away. Thanks 4 telling it like it is!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer! I'm not a heavy smoker of weed or cigeretes, I prefer chew tabbaco but I didn't know if it was normal or not
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What you said is a FACT! I've been on oxycodone for 8yrs and watched alot of especially young inexperienced KIDs do that and overdose!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Patients Choice Award 2010
Patients Choice Award 2011

Affiliations

Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine
Member of American Society of Bariatric Physicians
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