Medical Marijuana Recommendation

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                WE DO NOT HAVE  ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IN OUR CLINIC

                      WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE FOR THIS SERVICE AT THIS TIME 


Cost : Initial consultation: $180.00 .  90 day follow up: $125.00. Monthly refill: $30.00.

 

For chronic pain patient,  90  day follow up required  per  medical board  chronic pain rules . For other medical conditions, follow up required every 4-6 months.


Medical records will be needed for review before recommendation can be made. If you have a qualified medical condition, we will contact you regarding future appointments.  you can email your medical record to doc@chermd.com OR you can fax to 337-570-1251.

 Please do not fax your whole medical records, only send in your most recent visit encounter with the doctor you currently see for your condition. If you want to send in more medical records, please email or drop your medical records  to the clinic. 


What are the qualifying medical conditions for recommendations?

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy/Spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Seizure Disorders/Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s
  • PTSD
  • Intractable pain  ( Chronic pain ) –    under certain conditions
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe muscle spasms


If you have a qualifying medical condition, a recommendation is still not guaranteed.

There are many additional criteria that have to be met by the patient to receive a medical marijuana recommendation according to the state medical board guidelines. For example,

 A Patient may be denied a recommendation for the following reasons:

  • is not a Louisiana resident
  • has not provided proper informed consent for medical marijuana treatment
  • evidence of abuse, diversion, or doctor shopping
  • previous mental health history or substance abuse history
  • complications from previous marijuana use
  • current liver problems, previous heart attack or stroke, blood pressure issues,      pregnancy or possible pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • has not attempted, undertaken, failed or declined conventional therapy


            Medical marijuana could interfere with conventional treatment,

       leading to worsening of the condition, or mask an acute or treatable condition.