Resources For PhysiciansBy Mayo Clinic Staff
The Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC) is committed to supporting medical professionals in their efforts to help people end their dependence on nicotine. Prompt access is available at Mayo Clinic for patient appointments.
All programs are physician-supervised so that treatment of nicotine dependence is coordinated with treatment of other medical problems, as needed. The six-month stop rate among outpatients who receive a tobacco treatment specialist consult at the NDC is over 25 percent versus less than 5 percent for people who attempt to quit without any treatment for tobacco dependence.
The NDC offers programs for medical professionals who want to incorporate nicotine dependence treatment into their practice or specialize in treating tobacco dependence. Learn more about nicotine dependence educational offerings.