After arriving at the office, you will be presented with your patient intake forms. It will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the forms. After you complete the paperwork, you will then be introduced to the doctor.
The doctor will then discuss with you the medical condition for which you would like to use medical marijuana, and the treatment that you received for the condition until now.
You will receive a physical examination, which would be focused on the medical condition for which you would like to use medical marijuana. If the physician feels that further testing is necessary, the need for this testing will be explained in detail. If necessary, the physician may refer you to another doctor for a second opinion.
You will discuss with the doctor the documentation that you have brought that confirms your condition. You will be able to discuss with the doctor how marijuana might work for your condition. If you qualify you will then receive your physician's recommendation for medicinal marijuana.
In order to evaluate your case properly, it is helpful to have medical records documenting:
- A history of the problem for which you are seeking an evaluation, with proof of its chronic nature.
- Proof that you have seen a physician in the last year for this condition and that someone is actively overseeing this condition. The reason for this is that they can evaluate if this condition: a) has changed or progressed, b) has a new treatment or c) no longer exists.)