Information for Lahey Health Providers About Our Tobacco Treatment Program
It is recommended that you talk with patients who use tobacco about quitting at every visit – not only WHY they should quit tobacco and smoking, but HOW Lahey Health can help them do it.
You can feel confident about referring your patients to our highly regarded tobacco and smoking cessation program. We’ll provide the education and support they need to quit, and we’ll keep you in the loop as they go through our program.
Here is some information for providers about Lahey’s Tobacco Treatment Program. For further information, we invite you to call us at 781-744-QUIT (7848).
Q: How does Lahey support smoking cessation?
A: Lahey Health has a Tobacco Treatment Program that is free to all patients with a Lahey Health Primary Care Provider. We encourage referrals from our physicians and providers, but patients may self-refer as well.
Q: Who runs Lahey’s Tobacco Treatment Program?
A: The Tobacco Treatment Program is overseen by Lahey Clinical Performance Network, LLC. Lahey’s Tobacco Treatment Specialists are Eleana Conway, NP, and Ami Dolan, M.Ed..
Q: Where is the Tobacco Treatment Program based?
A: The Tobacco Treatment Program is based at Lahey Clinical Performance Network, LLC in Beverly, but sessions also are held at various times at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Lahey Medical Center Peabody, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, and at the Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers.
Q: What tobacco cessation curriculum does Lahey offer?
A: Lahey offers the Freedom from Smoking® program developed by the American Lung Association, which is considered America’s gold standard in smoking cessation programs. It is based on proven addiction and behavior change models.
Q: How do I refer a patient to the Tobacco Treatment Program?
A: You may refer patients to our program using EPIC by placing order REF100 Ambulatory Referral Tobacco Treatment. Patients may also self-refer by calling 781-744-QUIT (7848) or emailing TobaccoTreatment@Lahey.org.
Q: What if a patient needs medication or nicotine replacement therapy to quit?
A: Medication can double a patient’s chance of success. We are happy to serve as a resource to you and your patients to help determine what product(s) might be the best options.
Q: What support do you offer patients once they quit?
A: We offer ongoing bi-monthly support groups at various Lahey Health Locations. We also offer free one-on-one counseling when requested.