John Budnick, PA-C

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John Budnick, PA-C

John Budnick, PA-C

John is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who is experienced in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. He has obtained a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Grand Valley State University, and has practiced in the field of addiction medicine since 2002. John is an adjunct instructor in the department of Psychiatry for Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. He is also a faculty member of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship starting at Pine Rest in 2018.

John has had extensive experience with evidence-based and system-based practice of different aspects of addiction psychiatry including; outpatient substance abuse treatment, inpatient detoxification, medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine and naltrexone, management of patients with dual diagnosis and consult addiction service at Pine Rest.

John’s area of expertise is in the diagnosis and medication management of psychiatric and substance use disorders in adults 18 years and older.


  • Substance Use / Substance-Related Disorders

Patient Ages

  • Adult


  • Retreat Clinic

Blog posts written by John Budnick, PA-C

Why is it so difficult to stop using opiates?

Posted on: Sep 05, 2018

Addiction: A Disease, Not a Moral Weakness

Posted on: Mar 19, 2018

How Prescribers Can Address the Growing Opioid Epidemic

Posted on: Dec 01, 2017