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Manhattan, 10001 (Tuesday)
5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York,10001 On 8th Ave between 33rd & 34th Street. One block north of Madison Square Garden on the opposite side of the street.
Hicksville, 11801 (Thursday)
100 Duffy Ave Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801 On the corner of Duffy avenue & Newbridge Rd. Located in the NY Community Bank Building. 1 Block South of the Hicksville LIRR station
New Hyde Park 11042 (Friday)
1979 Marcus Ave, Suite #210 Parking available underground Take East elevator to 2nd floor, turn right when exiting elevator and the 210 is the first first door on your left.
Do I qualify for treatment?
95% of the time this question can be answered by using our online interactive tool tool.

In general, anyone with a qualifying condition and symptoms being treated (or treated in the past) with prescription medications will qualify for treatment.

List of Qualifying Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Painful muscle spasms
  • Neuropathy
  • PTSD

that hasnt responded to prescription medications, OR

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Inury
  • Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)
  • Huntington’s Disease

that has been treated with prescription medications and is associated with one of the following symptoms:

  • Severe Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome (weight loss)
  • Non-Painful Muscle Spasms
  • Spasticity
Does Anything Else Qualify?
Yes and no. There are individuals who can qualify even if they don’t recognize their condition on the list.

In general, this occurs in 2 situations.

1) When the diagnosis falls under a general category that is an approved condition. For example, “Leukemia” is not on the list. But since it is a form of cancer it is actually approved.

2) When a condition that isn’t on the list is associated with a condition that is on the list of qualifying conditions but isn’t officially diagnosed. For example, someone with a diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome may experience severe chronic pain. Even if they don’t have an official diagnosis of chronic pain, since they actually suffer from chronic pain, they may qualify for treatment with medical cannabinoids, if other prescription medications have been used to treat their restless legs (and associated chronic pain).

I have XYZ. Do I qualify?
Side note: We strongly suggest trying our interactive tool  since it can answer this question around 95% of the time and takes less than 1 minute. 

XYZ can be anything. In general, if XYZ causes chronic pain, painful muscle spasms, or is a type of one of the qualifying conditions (Cancer, PTSD, Neuropathy, M.S., Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord injury, Seizure disorder, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Huntington’s disease) you may qualify.

However, you may need to have a diagnosed condition as well as an associated symptom (a diagnosis of M.S. without associated pain, muscle spasms, spasticity or another qualifying symptom).

You will also need to have been treated with other conventional prescription medications first.

When these conditions are met, the doctor will usually recommend medical cannabinoids because it is considered to be in a patients best interest.

However, there are some situations where the doctor would not recommend medical cannabinoids. If he decides it is not in a patient’s best interest, for example, if a patient is allergic to cannabinoids, or a patient is pregnant (since it can harm the baby) then the doctor would not recommend it to them.

While the only way to definitely know whether you would qualify is by meeting with the doctor who will thoroughly review your medical records and examine you, nearly 95% of the time you can find out if you qualify by using our interactive tool.

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Does It Work? Yes
Medical Marijuana works best for Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis & Cancer or any condition associated with pain, muscle spasms or spasticity (stiffness). Many patients also find that it helps with nausea, seizures and insomnia.

  • Chronic pain: 90% of patients say it works better than powerful painkillers like Percocet or Oxycodone (Opioids).
  • Most patients are able to reduce their painkillers.
  • For patients who have pain related to cancer, MS, ALS, Crohn’s disease or another condition it also works really well.
  • Multiple Sclerosis It helps many patients with MS who have pain and muscle spasms or spasticity. For other conditions like PTSD or Parkinson’s disease there is less evidence but many patients find that it helps them a lot.
  • Cancer patients often report that it helps with pain and nausea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost? First Visit: $250 Follow up: $150
Unfortunately, at this time insurance does not cover the cost of visits or the medicine.
Insurance? No. Credit or debit
No. Unfortunately, at this time insurance does not cover these evaluations or the cost of the medicine.

We accept all credit cards or debit cards as payment. If you do not have one then we will also accept cash payments.

Medical Records to bring?
You can fax, email or bring a copy of a recent medical record that list your

  • diagnosis and prior treatments
  • a medication list if you have one

We don’t need all of your records. We just want to verify your diagnosis and prior treatments.

What if I can’t get my records before the visit?

To avoid any delays in treatment, we recommend you come to the intial visit even if you have difficulty obtaining records prior to the visit. Sometimes, the doctor can access your records online or through a statewide database.

How do I go about getting records? 

Call any of your doctors and request that they email or fax (both to yourself and to us  (email:[email protected] fax: 516-778-7534) a copy of a recent medical note or other documentation that includes documentation of your qualifying diagnosis and prior treatment.

Other documentation that might have this information on it could include:

  • Physicians letter
  • Diagnostic study reports (EMG, EEG, Colonoscopy)
  • Imaging reports (MRI, CT scan, PET
  •  scan)
  • Pathology reports
  • Lab tests (HIV)
  • Genetic tests (Huntington’s disease)
Certified at the first visit? No
Certification takes place at the second visit. During the first visit the doctor will conduct a detailed analysis of your medical history, records, and order lab tests. He may also request additional documentation. If the doctor does not feel you would benefit from treatment you will be told during the first visit. Around 95% of patients who ‘qualify’ using our interactive tool will qualify for treatment.

Before providing a certification, at the second visit the doctor will review your labs and any other requested records. He will then develop a customized treatment plan and provide you with education about the plan, explain the benefits and risks of treatment.

# Visits? Every 1 - 3 Months
Seeing a physician for medical cannabinoids is like seeing other physicians or specialists for consultation. The doctor requires follow up visits to make sure the medicine is working optimally and that there are no adverse effects. Most patients require 1-month interval appointments in the early stages of treatment to fine tune the dosing to control symptoms appropriately. Once this is completed, follow-up intervals are between 1 and 3 months based on the patients overall medical condition and response to treatment. A typical patient may see the doctor around 6 times in the first year of treatment.
Did You Receive My Fax?
The doctor usually will verify that your records are received during your visit. If it’s not received by the first appointment, it won’t delay your treatment. If you are concerned:

  • You can ask your doctor if it was sent
  • You can ask your doctor to send you a copy
  • You can bring your records with you to the appointment
  • If you leave us your email (email us), we will also send a message to the doctor to check but it sometimes takes a while for other offices to get back to us so we can’t guarantee that we will be able to get back to you about this before your visit. (see Medical Records to Bring above for more information)
Haven't seen doctor yet, can he call me?
In general, the doctor is not available to call individuals before they are seen unless our staff cannot answer the question (or the information is not readily available on our website)

He will reply to specific questions that are

  • sent by email to [email protected]
  • that cannot be answered by our staff
  • Make sure to leave your email as well as your phone number for the fastest response time.

How to Get Medical Marijuana Treatment

Obtain certification & recommendation from a qualified physician

Apply online and receive your medical cannabinoids card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medical cannabinoids

Follow up with your provider and adjust treatment