REN Health of Milford, CT is a fully equipped and newly renovated medical practice that is in close proximity to New Haven, Monroe, Bridgeport, Hamden, Stratford, Fairfield, Norwalk, Waterbury, and Stamford. The REN Health team firmly believes in the health benefits of medical marijuana and its use in treating patients diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition. REN Health welcomes any Connecticut patients who would like to find out if they qualify to use medical marijuana and how it may alleviate their current ailments. Patients will be seen by a state approved certifying physician registered with the CT Medical Marijuana Program. This compassionate medical office provides a positive, stress-free, and confidential environment. The REN Health team will take the time to educate patients and their caregivers about the benefits & risks associated with medical cannabis treatment, and provide follow-up care for all of their patients. In addition, patients will be guided on how to obtain their legal medical marijuana card (registration certificate) from the CT Department of Consumer Protection Medical Marijuana program. REN Health is conveniently located in Milford, right off I-95 Exit 35, near Merritt Pkwy, Route 8, and US 1 and about 10-20 minutes away from New Haven, Monroe, Bridgeport, Orange, West Haven, Trumbull, Shelton, Westport, and Fairfield.
REN Health is the only medical practice in the state of connecticut that creates a patient-specific physician-recommended medical cannabis regimen (optional).
ATTENTION! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office will temporarily operate via TeleMedicine.
|Monday:||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Thursday:||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Friday:||9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
*If you do not have records on hand, or if you have difficulty in obtaining your records, please complete a medical records release and give the form to the doctor who has records of your qualifying medical condition.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Compassionate Discount - Veterans, Patients on Disability, and Hospice Patients Receive $15 off New Patient Medical Marijuana Evaluation and Certification (= $170).
REN Health is a compassionate medical office which provides medical marijuana evaluations and certifications for CT residents with a qualifying medical condition seeking to become legal medical marijuana patients.
Alex Bibikau M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been in practice for over 16 years. After completing his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he continued to work there as an Attending Physician, caring for patients with complex and often severe ailments and received multiple honors for his work. With an emphasis and a personal passion for Medical Cannabis Treatment, Longevity, and Preventive Medicine, Dr. Bibikau founded REN Health. As an activist and a member of Americans for Safe Access, Dr. Bibikau participated in the International Conference on Medical Cannabis held in Washington, D.C. in March 2016, where he contributed to finalizing the “Cannabis and Cannabis Resin: Critical Review Preparation Document” for the United Nations.
In Dr. Bibikau's own words, "The variety of medical applications of Cannabis are remarkable. A recent discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (internally produced cannabinoids and their receptors) found to be present in nearly every living organism - is one of the greatest breakthroughs in Physiology and Medicine. This helped us understand how one plant could safely and effectively treat a myriad of medical conditions since ancient times. The knowledge in this field is rapidly expanding with over 22,000 studies already published and 5 new studies coming out every day. I am excited that medical schools are starting to include this important subject into educational program. At present, each practicing physician is required to have extensive education before applying Cannabis and its numerous constituents to the treatment of patients. I am eager and enthusiastic to share my acquired knowledge with patients in order to help them relieve debilitating symptoms and heal with the help of this extraordinary medicinal plant."
REN health was great! They read through all my information, set me up with an appointment minutes after I submitted my request online, and got me into a telemed appointment (immunocompromised during covid I need to limit my contact with other people). The doctor was quick, attentive, and came with information about how it could help alleviate my symptoms. It was even extra information I never know about how it works on my specific diseases protein issues (scientifically backed). Thank you REN Health and Dr. Bibikau!
Very professional office. Clean and literally no waiting time. Very helpful and answers all your questions!
Great experience! Aleks and Dr. Bibikau are an amazing team. From the second you walk in the door Aleks makes you feel comfortable. They made the process so simple and easy while making sure I was given all the information and facts to make an informed decision and treatment plan.
My experience from start to finish was so polite, professional and relaxed. Alek the Practice Manager is so kind and helpful. She walked me through the paperwork and made the entire experience super easy. Dr. Bibilkau is very nice and so easy to talk with. He made it a point to read all my medical records so he can absolutely know my medical history. He is very professional and explained everything to me and made sure that I understood what he was saying. Overall I am super happy with this Practice and highly recommend it.
What you need to know before appt: -There's a credit union at the same address, but the office is just to the right, there's no big sign. -It's a really clean nice and relaxing eating room -Aleks was the Practice Manager rhat I checked in with and she was the nicest, sweetest, most caring person, and very understanding. -My primary doctor recommended MM but wasn't a certified MM doctor and let me know I had to go elsewhere for it. I have been taking many differnt meds trying to find something that helps but to no avail. So I came here to see if this would be a good fit to help make my life better and give me some pain relief. -I was approved by Dr. Bibikau to get MM I am just waiting on the background certification that you must do after Dr. Approval. Aleks helped me make sure my information was correct and they filled and sent out their part of the application, and she explains all about filling application, I just brought a bank statement and ID and passport to, Southern CT Wellness & Healing - Milford Medical Marijuana Dispensary and they did my photo and did everything for me, you do have to pay the $100 but even if you did it yourself you'd still have to pay, this was much easier and they are quick and kind as well. -Dr. Bibikau was amazing and taught me a lot about cannabis, he is very educated and is very careful to check that it doesn't interact with and meds you are taking. I have never used it recreationally so I didn't know very much, but I have had many people tell me that it really works wonders. He checks your heart and blood pressure as well. - To anyone who is fearful of going, I know I was you have nothing to worry about they are very kind, very helpful and informative, don't delay get relief. After the Dr. Says your a candidate go straight away to dispensary with bank statement and ID or passport with debit/credit card to pay the $100 because it can take up to 30 business days but is usually about 23 business days but not always. If you don't get an email back after 30 days it'll say where to email or call on the email you get. - To any people considering it, don't consider it, just go, don't wait for relief.
wonderful in all ways
The doctor and his Assistant are so knowledgeable and helpful. They really make you feel comfortable and have the answers your looking for. I highly recommended Ren health to everyone and I give them 5 stars
Very professional, They care about your health.
I was treated with so much respect. Both Dr. and sectary answered all my questions. The both explained completely. They are the BEST
I am a disabled healthcare provider and I did a lot of research prior to selecting REN Health, so I am very picky and know what it is like on both sides of the stethoscope and exam table. The staff is very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and has excellent communication skills. The facility is very easy to find, clean, and inviting. I was looking for an alternative treatment but have many other medical problems and Dr. Bibikau was well prepared to discuss them at the time of my visit, which I can say from experience in visiting many providers, most providers are not familiar with your history or medical records prior to your evaluation. He was very attentive and helped alleviate any anxiety I had since medical cannabis was new to me. Aleks, the office manager, got an appointment for me very quickly and explained the process for the facility and how she got the State MM program works. She told me what documents I would need to bring (or upload to their server or fax), and I completed the new patient paperwork online to expedite things. The process was very easy. Aleks was available by phone or email to answer any questions I had. At the time of my visit, there was no wait and they were prepared for me. Dr. Bibikau reviewed my history, asked numerous questions, asked my goals, taught me many things about medical cannabis and gave me recommendations as to the types of products and strains that would be best for my medical conditions that we were treating. Dr. B. is a medical physician, and believes in educating his patients on medical cannabis to improve their treatment and care, and I agree since I knew little about it and it can be overwhelming, but I felt much relieved after leaving the office and even more so after a week later when they emailed me more information for education and references. My appointment went very smoothly and it far surpassed my expectations. I wasn’t rushed out of the door like most healthcare providers do these days but instead was given plenty of time for all my questions to be addressed. I commend REN Health on the care they provide to their patients in helping those in need of an alternative treatment. We need more people like this in the world. I highly recommend REN Health to anyone interested in this type of treatment.
Super informational! I learned so much in my appointment. Dr. Alex Bibikau addressed all my concerns and answered all my questions. Very professional, from the front office staff to the doctor himself! Highly recommend!
Both Dr. Bibikau and his assistant, Aleks make you feel comfortable and at ease. Dr was right on time for appointment and very informative in his knowledge on Cannabis. Its a little overwhelming all the info he gives you, but I feel Dr Bibikau is a wealth of information and knows a great deal. He did not rush and explains everything to you which will help me make the right decisions. Thank you DR and Aleks!
Staff is amazing and very sincere. Dr. B is extremely thorough and patient. He doesn't rush you out like so many doctors do today. And his assistant Alek is such a lovely lady. Always a great experience and always leave more educated than when I arrived. 5 stars in every category.
I am relatively new to medical cannabis and the knowledge of both the doctor and staff has provided such comfort. The doctor clearly outlined what I need to know to move forward, emphasizing what is best for my condition, and patiently answering all of my questions. The assistant reviewed the process clearly. I am very happy and confident in my choice of physicians to guide my cannabis journey. That said, I still feel overwhelmed by all the information that needs to be absorbed. The office's emailed links to additional education has been most helpful.
The appointment was easy and straightforward. They explained everything that I would need to obtain a MM prescription. The Doctor was pleasant and knowledgeable, The staff was very helpful in navigating the process.
Before making an appointment with Dr. Bibikau at REN Health to explore the use of medical cannabis I gave a lot of thought considering it, performed a lot of research, and read many reviews of various doctors and their practice. My research and reading proved fruitful and I can honestly say that my appointment was an excellent one that surpassed my expectations. All went smoothly, from the speedy and supportive response to my initial email inquiry that I received from Aleks the practice manager, to getting an appointment for the following day, to spending a significant amount of time with Dr. Bibikau who provided a wealth of information and answered all of my questions. It could not have been better! The office space is pleasant and Aleks makes you feel welcome and comfortable.. Dr. Bibikau was also very pleasant and attentive, and alleviated my anxiety about exploring this new treatment for my medical condition. He listened to my concerns, explored my goals for treatment, explained things in an easy-to-understand fashion, and took the time to learn about me. I am very pleased and thankful that I found Dr. Bibikau and Aleks, and highly recommend REN Health.
My overall experience at REN Health was extremely positive. The office staff is very knowledgeable and kind. They were extremely organized and accommodating in helping me to get started on this journey. I was prompted to seek REN Health services because it is a facility that focuses on patients seeking the use of Cannabis as an alternative treatment. Dr. Bibikau was very thorough in his explanation of cannabis and its benefits, uses, and indications. He was able to plan a program that made it easy for me to choose from the various treatment options. He helped me to understand the program and to develop a positive relationship with cannabis that would be beneficial to my needs. He took ample time to answer the many questions that I had prior to getting started so that I was able to fully understand the implications of initiating a medical cannabis program. I would highly recommend this facility because of the great care and interest they take in their patient's well-being.
I just had to write this review of my visit to your office last Tuesday. I have pancreatic cancer and arrived at the point where it seemed that medical marijuana would be the way to go to help me deal with the increasing pain I was feeling. The pain really got bad but this was happening on a Saturday so I knew it would be hard to see anyone until the next week. So, in the meantime, I got on the Internet to find out how to apply for a medical marijuana card and, fortunately, I found REN Health and Dr. Bibikau and Aleks. I signed up for an appointment and was told I would hear back in 2 business days. But, my pain was increasing so I did a “walk-in” Tuesday morning. From the moment I walked in, Aleks was right there…so welcoming, helpful and informative. So right away, I knew I had come to the right place. Then I met Dr. Bibikau who is so understanding, caring and professional…qualities which, as we all know, are so important during such a stressful time. He gave me so much information about the use MM in a way which I could understand and absorb since I am not a medically or scientifically-minded person. It was so easy to see how compassionate he is about what he is doing in life to help people. When I, at first, went on the REN website, I was so impressed by the rave reviews that were posted. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! Absolutely not. All so true and that’s the way I felt after my visit. I had come to the right place. Thank you so much, Ms. Aleks and Dr. Bibikau.
My experience at Ren Health was wonderful! Starting with Aleks, the Practice Manager, who was not only professional and very efficient, but also very compassionate. She explained everything up front, so there were no surprises. The pre-appointment paperwork was more thorough than any I have ever encountered, and took a bit of time to complete. That being said, it showed a professionalism that I have never experienced, and gave me a sense of security that my needs would be met. Dr. Bibikau was right on time for my appointment - another thing that is meaningful. He spent a full hour with me, which again is very unusual! He thoroughly interviewed me, and then gave me appropriate suggestions for cannabis strains that would be most helpful for my condition. He also explained the chemistry behind his recommendations - this was an educational experience for me, and for that I am grateful. To any potential patients, I would say to be aware that Dr. Bibikau and Aleks are a cut above the ordinary cannabis practitioners out there, and combine knowledge, professionalism and compassion. I highly recommend REN Health.
As the previous reviews already state, this clinic is well reviewed which is the reason I decided to choose them in the first place. Not having any experience with the process and how to go about it, the overwhelming positive review of this office aided in making the decision to choose them; that and the unavoidable fact that their visits are priced better than the alternatives ranging from $200-$250 (Ren Health's price is $185 and offer veteran's discount of $15). My actual experience was in pair with the reviews it has. Proactive, courteous, professional, and charismatic are amongst the adjectives I could use to explain my experience with both Aleks (the office manager and first point of contact) and Dr. Bibikau (the attending physician). Shortly after requesting an appointment through this site (the same day), I was contacted by Aleks who accommodated me into an appointment slot for the next day. Not only was I scheduled promptly, but I was also provided with the necessary forms for the appointment ahead of time. This gave me time to fill the paperwork without having to sacrifice my appointment time with Dr. Bibikau. By the time I step foot on the clinic, I was completely ready to proceed with the scheduled doctor visit (there is a number of forms to be filled for the purpose of going through with the medical marijuana license). The first sight when entering the clinic is one of comfort. The waiting area is filled with informative material on the subject of cannabis, while a large screen tv displays a number of "relaxing" sights of nature. I made no use of these since I was attended to shortly after arriving. Aleks was very welcoming and professional, something that will put at ease anybody coming in nervous or anxious because of the lingering stigma that marijuana has. I was then greeted by Dr. Bibikau, who had already clear knowledge of the information I had provided. While in the office of Dr. Bibikau I was treated politely and listened to when either raising concerns or adding information about my history. Dr. Bibikau worked as an Internal Medicine doctor prior to his current practice. He attends to multiple conventions involving the uses of cannabis and is very informed in the subject. Overall, I have no complains, I feel more than informed to make a decision in the subject and was provided with extra information on cannabis and offered assistance (by both Aleks and Dr Bibikau) anytime after the appointment if I needed it. I was also encouraged to keep records and follow up on my progress for future reference and to aid in future appointments. Guidance on how to proceed with the application with the state was also provided together with choices for dispensaries. Truly worthy to be the example to follow for others. I hope that this review helps you move forward on your process as a patient of cannabis and that everything works out.
From the beginning, my experience with REN Health has been nothing but positive. It began with me looking for alternative medical treatment for various ailments. Someone recommended Marijuana Doctors. I chose REN Health because it was close to where I live. I filled out the on line form requesting an appointment. Because I messed up my application, I ended up speaking with Ms. Alexs Petrova, the office manager. Very kind, very patient, Alexs steered me through the problems of my own making. I arrived at REN’s easy-to-find office (just off of I-95), and I was soon made comfortable by Alexs and met Dr. Alex Bibikau. Now, Dr. Bibikau is an advocate of Medical Marijuana (MM), but first and foremost he is a medical doctor. More than that, as someone who has seen many medical practitioners (civilian, military and VA), I can honestly say that Dr. Bibikau is a physician, not a technician. He cares. Ready for a shocker: he listens to his patients. Yes, you heard me right. He doesn’t prejudge; he listens to what you say. First of all, he wanted to know about me. He’s a practitioner of whole health: there is more to the patient than this or that problem. I talked about my background, what my particular ailments were, what medications I was currently taking (suggestion: bring a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications you are using), lifestyle and so on. Dr. Bibikau’s manner was very relaxed. His questions were on point, and they, and his responses to my queries, filled me with confidence. He then began to discuss cannabis, mostly in ways that I had not even considered before. I learned a great deal from his explanations, especially how MM was hardly new and how it was still evolving. Much of the opposition to MM has been – and continues to be – politically driven. This much I knew, but I did not realize how much this anti-MM has slowed medical usage and testing. Old, hidebound ideas color the MM political landscape, although this is changing. Dr. Bibikau patiently explained this to me, and answered all of my questions. It was time well-spent, and the readings that the doctor suggested that I do on my own are proving to be well worth it. Newcomers to MM or cannabis in general need to educate themselves. As with all medicine, patients should express themselves to their healthcare providers about MM. Always start slowly. Think about the effect the MM is having on you. Maybe the strain of MM that you selected was not right for your particular problem and needs to be adjusted. Patients: you need to be proactive in your treatment. And when Dr. Bibikau suggests reading certain materials to familiarize yourself with cannabis in 2017, do it. Regarding REN Health, I have nothing but praise. I highly recommend Dr. Bibikau, Alexs and REN Health.
I was blown away by my experience with Bibikau. Given the stigma against Marijuana Medicine I was a little uncomfortable at first, but The doctor and his support staff were amazing. They had excellent communication before the appointment (something the first doctor I tried to see did NOT do). Dr. Bibikau even had a thorough understanding of the complex condition I was visiting him about. Having the ability to do a lot of the "paperwork" online cuts down on time wasted in the office. Which leads me to my next compliment. Dr. Bibikau spent all the time with me that I needed. I did an excellent job of educating myself on the subject so I was floored when I learned even MORE valuable information because the doctor is THAT knowledgable. His office even emailed me additonal articles that I had expressed interest in. The "establishment" could take a lesson from a doctor that doesn't try to kick you out of the office as quickly as possible. I am a picky, picky patient that can't say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Bibikau and his staff.
Aleks and Dr. Bibikau are extremely professional, friendly, and courteous. You can tell that they both sincerely and genuinely care about you as a person and patient. Dr. B listened to everything I said with honest and genuine concern and care for me as a patient. He obviously truly cares about his patients and is unbelievably knowledgeable about the medicine. I look forward to being his patient and having him help me.
Dr bibikau made me feel that I was making the correct choice in seeking medicinal marijuana treatment. He is extremely knowledgeable and informative. He did not rush me like most doctors tend to do with patients. He answered all of my questions and then some. I would recommend seeking his treatment
Alex and Dr. Bibikao were very helpful and professional. I had a spinal fusion and laminectomy recently and Alex fit me in even though it meant she and the doctor would stay late. The doctor was friendly and intelligent. I started to learn about Marijuana in medical ways that have since proven a great aid for me in pain management. The Marijuana help I received also has enabled me to reduce the opioid intake and I'm grateful for the good start I received during my visit.
I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in my 70 years. After much research on cannabis and its many applications and healing powers, I was recommended to Dr. Bibikau and his staff. Aleks, the practice manager was very helpful and made my office experience very pleasant. I found Dr. Bibikau to be very knowledgeable and compassionate. He helped alleviate any fears and concerns about the use of an alternative approach to my aliment. I have and will continue to recommend REN Health.
Great experience with Dr. Bibikau. First and foremost, listened to me and offered expertise, warmth, consideration during a very difficult time for myself. Dr. B was extremely thorough in his explanation and I learned a ton of new information which will ultimately be helpful for me as an individual. Thank you.
I've had a spinal fusion and a total knee replacement and suffer with chronic post surgical pain down my right leg. REN Health was clean, Quiet and Professional. Dr Bibikau took the time with me to review my health concerns and discuss the best plan to address my needs. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of medical marijuana and kind and non judgmental in his approach. His assistant Alex is kind and compassionate and will help you navigate the process of getting licensed.