Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Doctor in Lake Wales FloridaAt Navarro Medical we understand the desire to avoid medicines that have been produced in a factory. Sometimes it is best to look to nature for herbal remedies that can help you achieve your goals of health and prosperity. This is why Dr. Navarro has become certified to recommend medical marijuana patients that meet state qualification. If you would like to pursue qualification for medical marijuana, here are a few things to know prior to your visit.At Navarro Medical we understand the desire to avoid medicines that have been produced in a factory. Sometimes it is best to look to nature for herbal remedies that can help you achieve your goals of health and prosperity. This is why Dr. Navarro has become certified to recommend medical marijuana patients that meet state qualification. If you would like to pursue qualification for medical marijuana, here are a few things to know prior to your visit.

  • Though approved by the state of Florida, marijuana remains Federally ILLEGAL.

  • Insurance will not cover your doctor visit to be qualified for medical marijuana.

  • The initial office visit is $175, with $75 for each subsequent visit. Please read the below information carefully prior to your visit as this fee is NOT refundable, even if Dr. Navarro finds that you do not qualify for medical marijuana.

  • Please note that the following are the only conditions accepted by the state of Florida for medical marijuana qualification
    • Cancer
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV / AIDS
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Amyotrophic Lateralizing Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Chron’s Diseaseo Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Medical conditions of the same kind or class or that are comparable to above *
    • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the physician issuing the certification for medical marijuana
    • Chronic non-malignant pain CAUSED BY ONE OF THE ABOVED MENTIONED CONDITIONS.

  • An order per Florida state statute is only valid for 70 days. You will be asked to return for reassessment at this time.

  • Once you have found a dose that manages your symptoms Dr. Navarro can place up to three (3) orders at a time which will be left to his discretion.

  • While every patient is considered on an individual basis, please note that Dr. Navarro tends to avoid the recommendation of vaping devices due to increased incidents of pulmonary disease and disorders as well as potential increased risk for seizure and cancer.

  • Please bring any medical records that support your qualifying diagnosis. We will be unable to complete your certification until we receive documentation confirming your diagnosis.

  • Any visit with Dr. Navarro may include random drug screening at no cost to you. Dr. Navarro reserves the right to discontinue the medical marijuana certification and potentially discharge any patient whose drug screens suggest that they are using illicit drugs or diverting their prescription/recommended medications.
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Medical Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions

It is our goal to make the process of going to the doctor a more comfortable experience by offering a wide variety of services in one location to save you time and money. We work with patients in need of wellness visits and screenings as well as those requiring pre-op clearance and chronic disease management.

We also use an Osteopathic approach, which is a non-invasive method of assessment to evaluate the health of the whole body as opposed to looking for illness based on symptoms and blood work alone.

By using the osteopathic medicine, Dr. Navarro and his staff can often find undiagnosed problems in the body before they become a larger issue. Additionally, the non-invasive methodology allows the patient to feel more at ease and confident with the findings.

There are variety of illnesses from Chron’s Disease to Epilepsy where marijuana can help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for certain individuals. Dr. Navarro and his staff are trained to assess and qualify individuals suffering from chronic diseases who wish to explore this form of treatment in accordance with state law. Contact our office at (863) 949-6541 or schedule your appointment at https://navarro-medical.com/contact/ to discuss if you are a candidate for this treatment method.

For those who qualify, symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, inflammation or seizures can often be reduced with the use of marijuana.

There are many potential side effects such as extreme confusion, anxiety, paranoia, panic, fast heart rate, impaired judgment and overall functioning, delusions or hallucinations, increased blood pressure, lung damage, severe nausea or vomiting. For more information, visit the CDC website.

 

  • CBD and THC are both molecules found in the marijuana plant that our body has naturally occurring receptors for
  • CBD and THC are both molecules found in the marijuana plant that our body has naturally occurring receptors for
  • CBD has been found to have a calming and anti-inflammatory effect. It has been suggested that CBD can help conditions ranging from anxiety, arthritis, insomnia, epilepsy, and many more.
  • CBD can be purchased without a prescription , but it should be purchased from a reputable source
  • THC is the psychoactive molecule in marijuana. This is the substance that causes a “High” after the use of marijuana products.
  • THC has been found to be primarily beneficial for pain relief

Mixing drugs of any kind may affect how the body responds, which may alter the intended result or may increase the negative side effects. Before mixing any prescribed medications with other substances, you should always check with your doctor for known harmful affects.

While there is always a risk of addiction with any medication or drug that helps someone with pain or anxiety, Dr. Navarro will discuss the signs of addiction with you so that any incident of addiction can be caught early on.

No. Synthetic marijuana has been sprayed with unknown chemicals and should not be trusted. We recommend using the pure marijuana plant in compliance with your prescribed medical treatment plan. For a negative reaction such as being unable to breathe, collapsing, or uncontrollably shaking as the result of taking synthetic marijuana or any other substance, dial “911” and seek immediate medical care.

Many things that a mother eats, drinks, or inhales is passed down to her baby through breast milk. If you are breast feeding Dr. Navarro recommends AGAINST the use of medical marijuana.

Yes. Anyone inhaling secondhand smoke may also experience any and all of the harmful side affects mentioned above.

The primary difference is you may feel a more potent effect at a delayed rate. Be careful to adhere to the recommended dosage to avoid increasing the risk of negative side effects. Also, keep all edible products containing marijuana out of the reach of young children.

Consuming food laced with marijuana can be extremely hazardous to anyone, especially a growing child. If you child is having difficulty breathing, shows signs of severe swelling or is seizing, call “911” immediately. Otherwise, contact the poison control center at (800) 222-1222.

This depends on a number of factors as each individual is different. Be sure to ask Dr. Navarro or a team member about the approximate length of time you should allow for the effects to wear off before driving, working or supervising children. Performing these actions while still under the influence of marijuana can have serious consequences.