No, it is not included in your Consultation Fee. Like any other prescription, only the Pharmacy can provide and dispense this medication.
The criteria to prescribe is very strict. Our Doctors need as much of your medical history as possible to provide to the TGA. A referral from your regular GP/Specialist informs them of your ongoing condition, previous medical history, what medications you have & are currently taking, any tests & procedures you have had – all valuable information that will be needed in order to process the request to the TGA.
In short, the Australian Government, Department of Health & Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) require it.
The Initial Consultation is for approximately 30 minutes. The cost is $250.00. We will also contact you for a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. If you have a current Australian Medicare Card you may be entitled to a rebate of $75.75
How much will it cost, and is it included in the Consultation Fee?
Patients typically take medical marijuana orally, as a sublingual extract, or by inhaling it through a vaporizer.
Medicinal marijuana is the use of the hemp plant, also known as Cannabis sativa or marijuana, for medical purposes. As with any other physician-administered medication, medical marijuana is overseen by a licensed physician and reserved for specific medical problems. For therapeutic purposes, doctors use medicinal-grade cannabis plants and their pure extracts to treat a medical disorder or help improve a patient’s symptoms.
What is medical marijuana?
Although doctors believe that cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in medical marijuana are the active ingredients responsible for its healing properties, researchers still don’t know exactly how medical marijuana works. There’s no question that it does work, however, for the patients who rely on it. Common uses for medical marijuana include:
Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, is now widely recognized as a potent pain reliever and a powerful form of therapy for patients with a range of painful and debilitating conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. The compassionate team of neurologists at The Neurology Group in Miami, offer cannabis therapy to qualified patients from communities throughout the southeastern region of Florida. If you want to find out more about the benefits and conditions of medical marijuana treatment, call the office or book your appointment online today.
Cannabis Q & A
Your neurologist at The Neurology Group knows the effects of each of these cannabinoids, and can help you understand which medical marijuana strains are best for treating your symptoms. If you’re most in need of pain relief, for example, you may be best off using a strain that’s high in two cannabinoids: THC, which is anti-inflammatory and acts a muscle relaxant, and CBD, which reduces the psychological effects of THC.