Medical Marijuana Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

Medical marijuana provides relief from health problems that cause disruptive symptoms such as nausea and chronic pain. At CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, the team of experienced doctors can prescribe medical marijuana cards and help you get the relief you need to restore your quality of life. Call CFP Physicians Group, or make an appointment online today to find out if medical marijuana fits into your treatment plan.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

How do I know if medical marijuana can help me?

The doctors at CFP Physicians Group provide comprehensive exams and testing to determine if medical marijuana is right for you. Even though medical marijuana is legal in Florida, you must meet specific criteria. It's only available to obtain from state-registered dispensaries with the prescription and oversight from a licensed physician. 

Florida has a list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions, which includes:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Crohn's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

In addition to this list of illnesses and diseases, your doctor can use their discretion to prescribe a medical marijuana card for other conditions such as severe menstrual cramps, chronic pain, or insomnia

What are the different medical marijuana administration methods?

Your doctor can provide advice on the best type of medical marijuana to address your needs. There are several different blends and hybrids of cannabis as well as a variety of consumption methods. Example, your physician may recommend:

  • Vapors
  • Capsules
  • Topical medical marijuana
  • Tinctures

State-registered dispensaries provide both either low-THC cannabis and medical-grade cannabis. The active ingredient in low-THC marijuana is cannabidiol (CBD). It doesn't cause any "high" or intoxicated feelings, although you may feel relaxed after using it. 

Regular medical-grade cannabis has normal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The doctors at CFP Physicians Group prescribe medical marijuana because it provides a range of benefits such as pain relief and reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Medical marijuana can also increase your appetite, which is often critical if you're having chemotherapy or have a chronic gastrointestinal problem. 

How do I know the best way to use medical marijuana?

Your physician can recommend the best methods of medical marijuana administration to the benefits you need. During your initial consultation and follow-up appointments, they observe your symptoms and talk to you about your overall health to determine the best treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and restore your quality of life. If medical marijuana is right for you, they prescribe a medical marijuana card and help you register to obtain and use medical marijuana legally.

Call CFP Physicians Group today, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about medical marijuana and how it can help you.