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Medical Cannabis:


Medical Cannabis Certifications:

I am certified by the State of Florida to certify patients for medical cannabis for qualifying (and similar) conditions.  I follow state law on certifications, which can be a maximum of 210 by statute. 

To be certified, you must bring medical records indicating your qualifying condition (unless you are already a DPC patient).  I cannot diagnose a qualifying condition (again, with the exception of current DPC patients), but am here to certify you as meeting the requirements, and identifying if it is an appropriate treatment for your condition. 

I do not guarantee that you will receive a medical cannabis certification, but we do speak to every patient by phone prior to the first visit, to ensure a visit is appropriate.

My approach to medical cannabis is the same as my primary care practice: quality.  I am not there to just certify you and send you on your way.  I explain how cannabinoids work, discuss what regimen will be the best for your condition, walk you through the registration process, going to the dispensary, and answer any questions you may have.  I have seen time and again that other cannabis physicians out there will either nickle and dime their patients, or worse yet, completely scam them out of their money.  I think that is absolutely unconscionable.


Qualifying conditions (per state statutes):

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

"Similar conditions":

Similar conditions can include depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and neuropathy.  I also have a lot of patients that have chronic pain (from knees, backs, necks, etc.) and have been on opiates for years.


Pediatric Cases:

I also treat pediatric cases with medical cannabis.  There are only a few medical cannabis physicians in the state that treat pediatric cases.  We typically see children with epilepsy, autism, and cancer.  In the case of minors, 2 physicians (myself being one of them) must concur that the patient is appropriate for medical cannabis.  Most cases are treated with low-THC cannabis (cannabidiol or CBD).


State of Florida links for Medical Marijuana:


State of Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use

State of Florida's general website for Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Registry Identification Card Information

Info regarding the Florida Medical Marijuana ID Card

State of Florida Medical Marijuana Registry Login

Where to login to see your patient profile in the registry

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