Posted on October 21, 2019

Marijuana Doctor Offers Telemedicine Examinations in Oklahoma, New York, Maine, Missouri, and California

Did you know that Marijuana Doctor offers telemedicine evaluations for patients living in Oklahoma, New York, Maine, Missouri, and California? You do now.

Now you can check your eligibility to experience the benefits of medical cannabis from your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

That means that prospective patients can be evaluated online in the comfort of their own homes, saving them time and money. No more waiting weeks for an appointment. No more trudging to a doctor’s office only to spend more time in the waiting room than in the examination room. And no more time lost or money spent getting to and from your appointment. 

 

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine seems like a relatively new concept; however, patients have been consulting with doctors via telephone since the late 1950s. 

Telemedicine refers to electronic communication between patients and health care providers via phone or the internet. The purpose of telemedicine is to simplify interactions between patients and their doctors. 

Telemedicine makes healthcare more accessible and cost-effective while increasing patient engagement, especially for patients who require special accommodations or live in rural areas. 

Which states offer telemedicine appointments for medical marijuana patients?

Currently, Marijuana Doctor offers telemedicine evaluation appointments to patients living in Oklahoma, New York, Maine, Missouri, and California. 

 

What are the qualifying conditions?

Each state has its own list of qualifying medical conditions that define the eligibility for a medical marijuana card. However, not all of those medical conditions qualify patients for telemedicine appointments. Moreover, conditions in each state might be revised from time to time. 

Depending on which state you live in, you might be eligible for telemedicine appointments if you suffer from one of the following medical conditions:

  • Nausea

  • Neuropathy

  • Seizures

  • Terminal conditions

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Chronic pain

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Cancer

  • Sclerosis

  • Arthritis

  • Cachexia

  • Hepatitis C

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Epilepsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Glaucoma

  • Migraines

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscle spasms

 

How much does it cost?

There are two expenses involved in getting a medical marijuana card: state application fees and doctor examination fees. State fees for a medical marijuana card vary from state to state. Your examination by a state-certified medical marijuana doctor will cost under $200 with Marijuana Doctor. We also offer membership plans to save you money. Click here to check out our patient plans. 

 

How long does the appointment take?

A telemedicine medical marijuana evaluation will generally take less than 30 minutes. However, it could last longer depending on your medical condition and medical history. 

 

Do I really need a medical marijuana card?

If you live in a state where the recreational use of marijuana is legal for adults, then, technically you do not require a medical marijuana card to purchase marijuana. 

HOWEVER, if you’re using marijuana for medical purposes, it should be done under the supervision of a qualified medical professional who has experience in treating patients with medical marijuana or cannabis-infused products such as edibles, oils, tablets, and topicals. 

Forgoing professional medical care not only puts you at risk of making your conditions worse, but it also sidesteps important ongoing evaluation as well as processes such as lab testing to determine the progression of your condition. 

Without proper medical supervision, you’re totally in the dark as to how medical marijuana is working for you. You might feel a reduction in your symptoms; however, you might also be causing new problems that are not palpable but require examination and testing. 

FURTHERMORE, if you live in a state where recreational marijuana is illegal, you not only risk spending time in jail and paying high fines, you also risk life-changing consequences such as possessing a criminal record, losing your license or job, and paying exorbitant legal fees. 

And that’s not all. In states where marijuana is legal, all products are required to undergo testing to determine the presence of toxic contaminants such as mold, pesticides, and heavy metals. Illicitly grown marijuana is often cultivated using low health standards and banned pesticides. 

Lab testing also determines the potency of the product, allowing patients to accurately determine dosage. Your doctor might recommend a particular strain or balance of THC to CBD. If you buy marijuana from an illegal dealer or friend, you’ll have no way of determining whether or not the product you purchased meets the recommended balance. Black market marijuana is often high in THC — the compound in cannabis that causes intoxicating effects — and very low in CBD. If your doctor thinks you should be using products high in CBD and low in THC, the only way to ensure that you’re getting the medicine you need is to purchase your medicine at a licensed dispensary with the assistance of a trained budtender. 

 

What’s the process for checking eligibility and making a telemedicine appointment? 

Checking your eligibility and making a telemedicine appointment for your medical marijuana card evaluation couldn’t be simpler. 

Schedule by phone - To check your eligibility and schedule an appointment for an evaluation for a medical marijuana card by phone, call our main office at (844) 442-0362.

Schedule online - If you want to save some time, you can sign up online and enter your pertinent medical information. To sign up for a medical marijuana telemedicine evaluation online, click here.

The team here at Marijuana Doctor understands that the medical system can be intimidating for many patients and would-be patients to navigate. We try to make the process as painless as possible, helping you with every step on your journey to find relief. That’s what makes us Florida’s #1 medical marijuana card referral clinic. 

If you’re a Florida resident, unfortunately, you are not eligible for a telemedicine appointment for medical marijuana evaluation. However, you can visit one of our 17 office locations throughout the state. We have multiple locations in Miami, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and other areas throughout the state. Click here for a complete list of locations.