anyone know of a cool Doc?

Discussion in 'New Mexico (NM)' started by waynester, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. CFO

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    Hey Suzie
    Not going to happen. The NM program is really strict and thourough in verifying patient applications. You cannot just "claim an address". Patients must be NM residents to participate in the NM MCP. There are still very few doctors who will even participate in our program. With it now legal in both Washington state and Colorado, you probably can go to either of those states and procure his medicine without seeing a doctor at all.
    Wishing you and your son well.
     
  2. olliegrow

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    Im a disabled veteran just diagnosed with PTSD from the VA. For all other veterans : when you have a primary care appointment, the intake nurse will take u in and get ur vitals and ask u questions, 1 one the questions is " do you have or suffer from depression or anxiety"? I said yes and then the scheduled me for a PTSD evaluation in BLDG 1. I told them my war stories and they agread I had PTSD and that it would state so in my medical records. I then attended 5 PTSD group sessions, got copies of my new medical records, called Dr. Nardacci up from the back of the Alibi for a medical marijuana patient evaluation. I showed up with my new VA records to Dr. Nardacci's office off 2nd street, they reviewed my records and asked some basic question like," have i ever used marijuana before and did it help"? I said yes and he approved my paperwork, made copies, made me up a addressed envelope to Santa Fe and off went my application in the mail, certified that is. 4 weeks later I have my patient and grow cards. Sooo for veterans it might take us some time to accomplish these tasks but it can be done if patient and persistant with the VA ! U may contact me for further assistance at olliegrow at yahoo....later new mexico....
     
  3. CFO

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    WTG Ollie! Will keep this info on hand.
     
  4. NMBRIEFRELIEF

    NMBRIEFRELIEF Banned

    How much did you have to pay to the DR.?
     
  5. NMBRIEFRELIEF

    NMBRIEFRELIEF Banned

    well if you get a new mexico state ID then you can get into the program.... but in order to get an ID you need to prove residency.. lol catch 22????
     
  6. NMBRIEFRELIEF

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    nope here in ABQ. NM.....
     
  7. olliegrow

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    The doc only charged me $90 cash for approval, it was easy, as long as u have a NM id or license an a approved disability on the NMDOH website.
    Mine was PTSD from the military but anyone can have PTSD..look into it...peace
     
  8. Jeffster

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    Any recent news to help find a doc in Albuquerque?

    Hi all,
    Does anyone have any more current suggestions to make for a compassionate doctor to see in the Albuquerque area? This would be my first time applying for the card in NM. I was a MMJ patient in California for 4.5 years before moving to NM. In CA I qualified due to chronic neck and back pain and also anxiety and depression. I have not been to a doctor visit yet here in NM since moving here last Oct. 2012, but I have saved all my "After Visit Summary" printout notes that my doctor gave me back in CA after my visits, which list these health problems and the prescription drugs to treat them. I also still have all the letters of recommendations I got from the CA MMJ doctor.

    The good news is that by using MMJ I was able to wean myself off of all the prescription drugs over time. The bad news is I'm not a medical cannabis patient (yet) in NM. To get MJ I have to go to the street. I really miss being able to go to a dispensary and choose among the strains to find the ones that treat my illnesses the best, and to have the herb tested for its THC and CBD percentages and cleanliness (some of my old favorites are Trainwreck, Sour Diesel, Super Silver Haze, Blue Dream Haze, Lambs Bread, Green Crack, Blueberry, Grand Daddy Purple, Headband, White Widow, Skywalker x OG, etc.).

    I see some of the advertised clinics on the back of the Alibi look to me like they are more of a referral service. I think I'd be better off finding an actual doctor who could become my primary care physician, and who would also be medical cannabis friendly. I need one who could also advise me, based on my condition and examination, whether it's better for me to try to qualify for the program with my chronic pain, or to try to show with my anxiety and depression that I qualify for PTSD. I've never had a diagnosis of PTSD before from a psychiatrist, but it seems to me from what I've read that I have it. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  9. StonerCasper

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    Brief Relief has a wonderful Dr. who ya i would not advise you to go through the Alibi people iv heard to many bad stories and people gettin ripped off. The people at BR give free consultations just to see if you do qualify. I would advise you to go to Brief Relief. Iv been on the Medical Canabis Program for $ years now and have seen a lot go happen.. good luck the number to there office is (505) 433-1773. there even next to a Medical Producer.
     
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  10. Jeffster

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    Hey StonerCasper, thanks for the advice! Brief Relief sounds like a good one to try. Now I've just got to pull my files together, and give them a call. I wish we were much further along as a society with this wonderful herb being more readily available to help so many of us get the relief we need.

    For the record, in your reply, it looks like some of your response got embedded in the quote of mine, "well, i went through Brief Relief..."
     
  11. StonerCasper

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    hey Jeffster no prob. I was gana say that if you have trouble gathering your medical records Breif Relief will help you to collect them for free. And remember all documentation that can be used has to be up to date with in the year.. oh and BR is the cheapest in town i called around to see and there going to my home next wek to help me set up my personal grow and even help me throughout my grow. Its called the "Seed to Smoke" program... lol
     
  12. crazybarfighter

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    So I know this thread is old, but I'm looking for a doc in Las Cruces for PTSD. I was initially going to go through brief relief but they want way to much, located to far and I also have medical insurance. I haven't been formally diagnosed with PTSD but have suffered from depression and involved with numerous life threatening accidents (not sure if that's to much info).

    I really would appreciate some feedback thanks a bunch guys.
     
  13. StonerCasper

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    well I do not know what Brief Relief quoted you at but I know that no Dr. will take medical health insurance if its has to do with Medical Cannabis because of the federal laws. that is also why patients must pay cash for there medical cannabis and cannot use there medial health insurance to offset the price. So not only do you need a Dr to refer you to the Medical cannabis program but your going to need a diagnosis from one. what Iv seen is Brief Relief is the cheapest in the state and the most helpful.
     
  14. crazybarfighter

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    I did not know doctors will not accept insurance for medical cannabis recommendations that's great info to know!!! I appreciate your input for brief relief, I will most likely set up an appointment and get things rolling with them.

    Thanks StonerCasper!!!
     
  15. nomoredrugwar

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    Full Circle Health Center (Hilda Chavez) in Las Cruces may be able to help.
     

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