Welcome to Premier Neurology Center in Stuart, Florida, where we proudly offer cannabis treatments to qualified patients. Schedule an appointment with our board-certified, medical marijuana doctors today. Let us help you find relief from pain, anxiety, cancer, chemo, Epilepsy, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s and more!
Medical Marijuana Certifications
When you arrive for your initial visit and see the physician your cannabis recommendation, along with required documentation is submitted to the Office Of Medical Marijuana Use. A new patient will need to meet the OMMU requirements, to become certified, and receive a medical marijuana card. Don’t worry our experienced staff will explain the specific details to you at your initial appointment. We offer step-by-step medical marijuana certifications, at our Stuart office location.
When you visit our medical marijuana doctors office, you will receive a customized cannabis treatment plan, to fit your healthcare needs.
To learn more, visit: https://knowthefactsmmj.com/resources/
Benefits of Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana offers more benefits than many available prescription drugs, without presenting major side effects. Our medical marijuana doctors understand the many medical applications for cannabis, which include:
How can you qualify?
Amendment 2, which went into effect on January 3, 2017, contains the following language in terms of qualifying conditions:
“Debilitating Medical Condition” include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
The last sentence “or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient” allows for our physicians to qualify you based upon their professional discretion.
There are two main factors that make you ineligible for Florida’s medical marijuana program:
• If you aren’t a Florida resident.
• If you have a personal history of schizophrenia or a have a direct family history of schizophrenia (mother, father, siblings)
Yes. According to existing regulation which may change, patients must be Florida residents (and be able to prove residency for at least 6 months) in order to be qualified for a recommendation.
It varies from one patient to another, please allow for 30-45 minutes for your initial appointment.
All of your medical records are 100% HIPAA compliant.
Contact your physician or health care facility where you were treated and request that your records be released to you. You need to bring any pertinent medical records from your primary care physician or specialist that you see. We highly recommend you provide us with as much health information and records from the past 12 months if possible for the doctor to review.
You can bring these records with you during your initial appointment or you can have your records faxed to (772) 261-4028.
Florida patients seeking medical cannabis must have one of the following listed Debilitating Medical Conditions. Doctors are also certifying patients for medical marijuana in Florida for other debilitating conditions which they believe the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
Official Debilitating Conditions List in Florida:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
- Chronic nonmalignant pain.
Additional Medical Conditions that have qualified patients in Florida:
These additional debilitating conditions have qualified patients for MMJ in Florida. These are not on the official Florida list of debilitating conditions however patients have been certified by a recommending doctor and received their Florida MedCard.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety Disorders
- Back Pain
- Bell’s Palsy
- Cachexia(Wasting Syndrome)
- Cyclical Vomiting
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Opiate Dependence
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
Frequently Asked Questions
For your initial appointment, you should arrive 15-20 minutes early to complete your patient forms before you see the doctor.
When you arrive, we’ll check your paperwork to ensure it is completed. Then we’ll accept your payment (services must be paid prior to seeing the doctor). The doctor will discuss treatment plan and review all documents with you. Once your exam is complete, we will schedule your follow up appointment before you leave.
Due to the fact we have a high volume of patients who are waiting to be seen, should you need to cancel or reschedule your initial appointment, refer to the confirmation email you received when you initially scheduled your appointment. If you no call/no show, we reserve the right to discharge you as a patient and charge your credit or debit card on file.
According to medical marijuana laws in Florida, patients are required to establish a relationship with a physician legally allowed to recommend cannabis for 90 calendar days and complete follow-up visits every 45 days to maintain eligibility. The medical marijuana Florida patients receive is in accordance with OMMU regulations.
We are legally required to provide new patients with a full physical examination and health history and record review. Because the first visit is much more intensive than the follow-up visits, our initial visits are priced at $200.
Because cannabis is still prohibited at a Federal level, we are unable to accept medical insurance. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment you can submit to the insurance company for reimbursement if allowed.
We accept all major credit cards and cash.
In order to receive your medical marijuana recommendation, you need to have a 90-day established patient relationship with that provider. After the first initial 90 days, our physician is able to write you a recommendation for medication. You must see the doctor every 45 days to maintain compliance.
You then take your recommendation to a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) for your medication. Our systems allow for instant verification of recommendation by the MMTC at any time – 24/7, 365.
We will refer you to the office of compassionate use’s website that has links to all current licensed dispensaries.
While the doctor may – at any point – elect to not refill your recommendation, there are a few things that can cause your recommendation to be revoked including:
• Non-compliance by not visiting with the doctor as recommended.
• No call/no shows to our clinic.
No. There is no reciprocity between states’ medical marijuana programs even if you have a license in California, Washington, Michigan, or any other state with a medical marijuana program.
Low-THC cannabis means a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization. Low-THC cannabis contains very low amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and typically does not result in the “high” often associated with medical cannabis.
Medical cannabis means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization for medical use by an eligible patient as defined in s. 499.0295. Medical cannabis contains significant levels of the cannabinoid THC, and can result in the euphoric “high” sensation.