Long Island Neuroscience Specialists

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  • First Visit: $200
  • Booking Fee: $0
  • Follow Up Visit: $100
  • Visit Length: 30 minutes
  • Renewal: $150
  • Insurance Accepted: No
  • Discount Price: $0
  • Years in Practice: 20
Languages
  • English
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Get back to the things you love and enjoy a pain-free life with therapeutic wellness solutions from Long Island Neuroscience Specialists. Our clinic specializes in helping patients explore effective options to improve pain management and restore the of life.
Chronic pain is a condition that interrupts every aspect of daily living, from self-care to employment, and recreation. Traditional pharmaceutical approaches to pain management are not always effective for patients. Long term use of prescription pain relief medications can actually intensify the level of pain that patients experience on a daily basis.

New studies have demonstrated that opioids can increase nerve sensitivity when used for an extended period of time for pain management. After many years of using pain medications, patients can develop a tolerance for opioids and NSAIDs, and they become ineffective. The solution in conventional medical practice is to increase the dose of pain medication or try different combinations of prescriptions therapeutically. This approach can put patients at increased risk of many harmful side-effects associated with opioids and other pain management drugs.

Dr. Meeru Sathi-Welsch is a local physician, who trained at the University of Rochester, New York, and received a post-doctorate Fellowship in Pain Management from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sathi-Welsch is a member in good standing of the Medical Society of the State of New York.
At Long Island Neuroscience Specialists, our medical team is committed to helping patients find alternative treatments for comprehensive pain management. From acupuncture therapies to doctor-supervised medical cannabis options for patients with qualifying health conditions, we work closely with our patients to help them develop a functional wellness treatment plan that works.

Get a Long Island Medical Marijuana Card

Medical cannabis (with supervision from a certified marijuana doctor) is a new and legalized healthcare option for patients in Long Island. Cannabis has been used in functional medicine for almost 5,000 years to provide relief of symptoms of pain and other debilitating conditions. Changes in New York legislation have made this an accessible new wellness option for patients.

Before you can get your NY medical marijuana card, you must become a registered patient in the New York Medical Marijuana Program. If you have one of the qualifying health conditions (a medical diagnosis that is approved by the New York MMP, getting a medical marijuana card to buy cannabis products for therapeutic use is a four (4) step process:

  1. Discuss your health conditions and symptoms with a board-certified physician who is registered with the NY Department of Health (DOH). Your primary care provider may not be trained or authorized to recommend medical cannabis for your wellness needs. Our physician and Nurse Practictioners at Long Island Neuroscience Specialists will provide a letter of recommendation for the NY MMP if the patient meets the safety criteria and qualifying health conditions.
  2. Attend your medical marijuana health evaluation as scheduled with Long Island Neuroscience Specialists. If your health conditions qualify, you will receive a letter of recommendation from our physician.
  3. Create your patient profile and register yourself with the New York Medical Marijuana Program. You will need to provide government-issued photo identification, the letter of recommendation from our physician, and pay a fee to complete the registration.
  4. After registration, your card will be mailed to you within 15 business days. After you receive your card, you can visit a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Long Island to consult on different types of cannabis strains and products for your wellness needs.

After your health evaluation and letter of recommendation, getting your NY medical marijuana card can be completed conveniently online. A health evaluation is required again before your card expires, to renew your medical marijuana registration annually. Our physicians can assist you with that process.

Before You Schedule Your Medical Marijuana Health Evaluation With Us

Long Island Neuroscience Specialists need to review information about our patients’ health history, in order to determine whether medical marijuana may provide therapeutic benefit for pain management, nausea, other symptom management needs.

Please provide a copy of your medical records before you schedule your appointment and allow our physician to review your health history at least one week before you attend your medical cannabis health evaluation. Please include a list of your current medications, and any supplements you may be taking on a daily basis.

Visit our website to download and complete our patient forms, and fax or email them to our team before your appointment date.

  • 100% HIPAA-compliant and confidential medical marijuana health evaluations
  • Compassionate assistance for caregivers of minors and terminally ill patients
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Monday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Pre-Visit Requirements
  1. Complete medical records release and send it to the doctor who has your records
  2. Confirm that we have received medical records, or bring them to your appointment
  3. Patients must complete our intake forms prior to their appointment date.
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