A medical toxicologist focuses on the diagnosis, management, and
poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications,
occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents.
An addiction specialist has education, training, and experience to provide prevention, intervention, and treatment for substance use disorders. Addiction specialists can recognize and treat the psychological and physical complications of addiction to alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse (heroin, methamphetamine), and prescription drugs.
Medical Toxicology is an approved subspecialty by the American Board of
Medical Specialties. Public Health and General Preventive Medicine is an approved specialty
by the American
Board of Medical Specialties.
Physicians practicing public
health and preventive medicine receive advanced training in
epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, human health
behaviors, and the organization of health care systems.
Daniel L. Sudakin, MD, MPH, provides consulting services in Addiction Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Preventive Medicine.
Areas of specific expertise include:
Epidemiology (causation and prevention of illness and disease)
Occupational and environmental epidemiology (including solvents, gases, pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, bioaerosols, food poisoning)
Pharmaceutical toxicology (including adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, dietary supplements)
Addiction medicine (alcohol, heroin, methadone, Suboxone/buprenorphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, overdose, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, postmortem toxicology, drug-induced impairment, driving under the influence, fitness for duty)