Welcome to MedWell Health and Wellness in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The practitioners and staff at MedWell Health and Wellness are friendly, compassionate, and patient-focused. Their primary goal is to help every patient explore holistic and alternative therapeutic approaches to chronic pain and symptom management.
Before medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts, patients had two options for managing pain and inflammation: prescription medications or physical therapy. Unfortunately, long-term use of conventional pain medications, like opioids and NSAIDs, can present other symptoms and side-effects.
Medical cannabis may be an alternative therapy that helps a variety of health problems, giving patients a successful method of relieving chronic pain, discomfort, and a better way to address mental health needs. These may include clinical anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Registering Minors Under the Age of 18 for Medical Marijuana in Marlborough Massachusetts
There are additional requirements for legal guardians or parents who are the designated caregiver of a minor who has a debilitating health condition. In Massachusetts, minors can become registered for legalized medical marijuana for pain or symptom relief.
Massachusetts residents under the age of 18 years are required to have two licensed certifying physicians (one of whom must be a board-certified pediatrician or subspecialist) who must diagnose the minor with a life-limiting illness or a terminal condition with a life expectancy of two years or less. Both physicians must also verify that the minor is not responding to conventional curative treatments to recommend medical cannabis as a treatment alternative.
If a child under the age of 18 years does not have a terminal condition but presents symptoms that are debilitating and preventing activities of normal life, the written consent of the parent or legal guardian is required, along with documentation reviewing the medical records and rationale for medical cannabis treatment recommendations. The DPH in Massachusetts also conducts random compliance audits of physicians who are recommending medical cannabis for patient safety.
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If you have one of the qualifying health conditions required by the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in MA, you will be required to have some information organized before your scheduled health evaluation.
Massachusetts state laws require that the physician is registered with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. Physicians must also have an established relationship with the patient, which includes an in-office visit prior to the health evaluation for medical marijuana certification.
Our practitioners at MedWell Health and Wellness in Marlborough, Massachusetts have completed the required training and certification to safely recommend medical cannabis to patients with qualifying health conditions. This allows our marijuana doctors to provide information on side-effects, dosage recommendations, prescription drug contraindications, and education on substance abuse for our patients.
After the patient has successfully received a recommendation for medical cannabis from our MedWell Health and Wellness practitioner, the next step is to register online with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in Massachusetts. The procedure is quite easy to register online, and there is a small fee involved.
What Health Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts?
Compassionate Care legislation has opened new opportunities and treatment options for patients with debilitating health conditions. There are many types of qualifying diagnoses that can allow a patient to become certified with the Department of Public Health and the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in MA.
Some of the qualifying health conditions include patients with cancer, who are suffering from symptoms caused by chemotherapy. Veterans and other individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also qualify for access to medical marijuana in Massachusetts.
You must be diagnosed by a primary care provider with one of the qualifying health conditions before you can proceed with your online medical marijuana health evaluation from MedWell Health and Wellness.
For more information call today or visit MedWell Health & Wellness.