Common Questions Answered

Hemorrhoid Q&A

What is the best hemorrhoid cream?


While hemorrhoids may not be cured with topical treatment, symptomatic relief from pain and itching can be obtained with over-the-counter creams such as Preparation H and Lidocaine, or prescriptions medications like Nifedipine cream. We also recommend CBD topical relief cream (available in our online CBD store or in-office).




What are hemorrhoid symptoms?


What do hemorrhoids feel like? Watch out for these symptoms that may indicate you have hemorrhoids: • Painful swelling • Red marble-like growth or lump • Sharp rectal pain • Anal discharge • Irritation and itching • Rectal bleeding Usually, symptoms last only a few days and there are plenty of effective ways to treat. Contact us for quick, painless, easy treatment for hemorrhoids - performed in-office. We offer solutions without need for surgery, except in the worst case scenarios.




What does a hemorrhoid look like?


A hemorrhoid can appear as a sudden onset painful lump that may be red, angry, and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, swelling, rectal pain, anal discharge, and itching or irritation of the anus. These signs of hemorrhoids should not be ignored.




What is rubber band ligation (RBL) for hemorrhoids?


ColoWell America’s gold standard RUBBER BAND LIGATION - a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure with little to no pain or complications. -- Rubber band ligation is preferred for hemorrhoids because of its effectiveness and affordability compared to other more invasive interventions and non-beneficial over-the-counter remedies. -- How the treatment works: • The treatment targets the blood vessel which feeds the hemorrhoid ligating the blood vessel and cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. • The blood flow to the hemorrhoid is interrupted and it begins to shrink. • Since the hemorrhoid has lost its connection with the feeding vessel, it continues to shrink and fall off during the 3-7 days following treatment. Affordable, no time off necessary No hospital visits No need for special prep before procedure Performed in office in minutes




How are pregnancy and hemorrhoids related?


During pregnancy and delivery hemorrhoids can occur due to anal pressure, constipation, and pushing. Hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles. It is recommended to eat fiber during pregnancy to avoid constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoidal issues. See a proctologist if you are suffer from hemorrhoids during or after pregnancy.




How can you prevent hemorrhoids?


To help prevent hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid recurrence you can eat more high fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There are also fiber supplements like Metamucil or Citrucel. Our doctor also highly recommends daily flax seed powder ingestion (2tbsp/day). You can also help prevent hemorrhoids by drinking four to six glasses of water a day and exercising regularly to help the bowels to move normally.




What are surgery options for hemorrhoids?


We use rubber band ligation (RBL) as our standard for hemorrhoid surgery. The doctor places a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid, which in result stops the blood supply and causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off. A hemorrhoidectomy is another choice for hemorrhoid surgery. The procedure removes the hemorrhoid, blood clot and blood vessels. You may get partial anesthesia during this procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy is only performed for the most severe hemorrhoid cases.




What causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


There are many causes of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including excessive straining with bowel movement when constipated, diarrhea, abnormal and irregular bowel movements, pregnancy and postpartum state, and prolonged sitting (for example, during travel, working at a desk, etc.)




What is a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


Thrombosed hemorrhoids are blood clots in a hemorrhoid. This can result in itching around your anus, bleeding when you have a bowel movement, and swelling or lumps around the anus.




Are hemorrhoid treatments covered by insurance?


Yes! Contact us or your provider to verify your eligibility for services. We also offer Self-Pay rates.




Does rubber band ligation (RBL) hurt?


Rubber band ligation is the best treatment modality. Complications with banding are little to none. The procedure does not require surgery or a hospital visit, and you don’t have to take off work or require any difficult preparation!




Will I need to schedule multiple visits to treat hemorrhoids?


How to treat hemorrhoids is based on a patient's individual condition. Most cases require one to three appointments to prevent recurrence.




Will I heal completely from hemorrhoid treatment?


Many patients ask us: "Will the hemorrhoids go away on their own?" The answer lies in the lifestyle choices you make following treatment. Make FIBER a daily part of your diet. "Ground flax seed is an excellent source of fiber!" - Shiraz Farooq, MD • Choose a plant-based diet to avoid constipation • Be sure to drink four to six glasses of water throughout the day • Avoid strenuous activities




Do hemorrhoids bleed?


Internal hemorrhoids that prolapse and protrude can often cause bright red bleeding. Mostly this is painless bleeding seen on the toilet paper with wiping. External skin tags or external hemorrhoidal tissue usually doesn't cause bleeding. These external hemorrhoids can cause itching and problems with hygiene.





Fissure and Fistula Q&A

What is the best hemorrhoid cream?


While hemorrhoids may not be cured with topical treatment, symptomatic relief from pain and itching can be obtained with over-the-counter creams such as Preparation H and Lidocaine, or prescriptions medications like Nifedipine cream. We also recommend CBD topical relief cream (available in our online CBD store or in-office).




What are hemorrhoid symptoms?


What do hemorrhoids feel like? Watch out for these symptoms that may indicate you have hemorrhoids: • Painful swelling • Red marble-like growth or lump • Sharp rectal pain • Anal discharge • Irritation and itching • Rectal bleeding Usually, symptoms last only a few days and there are plenty of effective ways to treat. Contact us for quick, painless, easy treatment for hemorrhoids - performed in-office. We offer solutions without need for surgery, except in the worst case scenarios.




What does a hemorrhoid look like?


A hemorrhoid can appear as a sudden onset painful lump that may be red, angry, and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, swelling, rectal pain, anal discharge, and itching or irritation of the anus. These signs of hemorrhoids should not be ignored.




What is rubber band ligation (RBL) for hemorrhoids?


ColoWell America’s gold standard RUBBER BAND LIGATION - a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure with little to no pain or complications. -- Rubber band ligation is preferred for hemorrhoids because of its effectiveness and affordability compared to other more invasive interventions and non-beneficial over-the-counter remedies. -- How the treatment works: • The treatment targets the blood vessel which feeds the hemorrhoid ligating the blood vessel and cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. • The blood flow to the hemorrhoid is interrupted and it begins to shrink. • Since the hemorrhoid has lost its connection with the feeding vessel, it continues to shrink and fall off during the 3-7 days following treatment. Affordable, no time off necessary No hospital visits No need for special prep before procedure Performed in office in minutes




How are pregnancy and hemorrhoids related?


During pregnancy and delivery hemorrhoids can occur due to anal pressure, constipation, and pushing. Hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles. It is recommended to eat fiber during pregnancy to avoid constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoidal issues. See a proctologist if you are suffer from hemorrhoids during or after pregnancy.




How can you prevent hemorrhoids?


To help prevent hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid recurrence you can eat more high fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There are also fiber supplements like Metamucil or Citrucel. Our doctor also highly recommends daily flax seed powder ingestion (2tbsp/day). You can also help prevent hemorrhoids by drinking four to six glasses of water a day and exercising regularly to help the bowels to move normally.




What are surgery options for hemorrhoids?


We use rubber band ligation (RBL) as our standard for hemorrhoid surgery. The doctor places a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid, which in result stops the blood supply and causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off. A hemorrhoidectomy is another choice for hemorrhoid surgery. The procedure removes the hemorrhoid, blood clot and blood vessels. You may get partial anesthesia during this procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy is only performed for the most severe hemorrhoid cases.




What causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


There are many causes of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including excessive straining with bowel movement when constipated, diarrhea, abnormal and irregular bowel movements, pregnancy and postpartum state, and prolonged sitting (for example, during travel, working at a desk, etc.)




What is a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


Thrombosed hemorrhoids are blood clots in a hemorrhoid. This can result in itching around your anus, bleeding when you have a bowel movement, and swelling or lumps around the anus.




Are hemorrhoid treatments covered by insurance?


Yes! Contact us or your provider to verify your eligibility for services. We also offer Self-Pay rates.




Does rubber band ligation (RBL) hurt?


Rubber band ligation is the best treatment modality. Complications with banding are little to none. The procedure does not require surgery or a hospital visit, and you don’t have to take off work or require any difficult preparation!




Will I need to schedule multiple visits to treat hemorrhoids?


How to treat hemorrhoids is based on a patient's individual condition. Most cases require one to three appointments to prevent recurrence.




Will I heal completely from hemorrhoid treatment?


Many patients ask us: "Will the hemorrhoids go away on their own?" The answer lies in the lifestyle choices you make following treatment. Make FIBER a daily part of your diet. "Ground flax seed is an excellent source of fiber!" - Shiraz Farooq, MD • Choose a plant-based diet to avoid constipation • Be sure to drink four to six glasses of water throughout the day • Avoid strenuous activities




Do hemorrhoids bleed?


Internal hemorrhoids that prolapse and protrude can often cause bright red bleeding. Mostly this is painless bleeding seen on the toilet paper with wiping. External skin tags or external hemorrhoidal tissue usually doesn't cause bleeding. These external hemorrhoids can cause itching and problems with hygiene.





Fecal Incontinence and IBS Q&A

What is the best hemorrhoid cream?


While hemorrhoids may not be cured with topical treatment, symptomatic relief from pain and itching can be obtained with over-the-counter creams such as Preparation H and Lidocaine, or prescriptions medications like Nifedipine cream. We also recommend CBD topical relief cream (available in our online CBD store or in-office).




What are hemorrhoid symptoms?


What do hemorrhoids feel like? Watch out for these symptoms that may indicate you have hemorrhoids: • Painful swelling • Red marble-like growth or lump • Sharp rectal pain • Anal discharge • Irritation and itching • Rectal bleeding Usually, symptoms last only a few days and there are plenty of effective ways to treat. Contact us for quick, painless, easy treatment for hemorrhoids - performed in-office. We offer solutions without need for surgery, except in the worst case scenarios.




What does a hemorrhoid look like?


A hemorrhoid can appear as a sudden onset painful lump that may be red, angry, and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, swelling, rectal pain, anal discharge, and itching or irritation of the anus. These signs of hemorrhoids should not be ignored.




What is rubber band ligation (RBL) for hemorrhoids?


ColoWell America’s gold standard RUBBER BAND LIGATION - a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure with little to no pain or complications. -- Rubber band ligation is preferred for hemorrhoids because of its effectiveness and affordability compared to other more invasive interventions and non-beneficial over-the-counter remedies. -- How the treatment works: • The treatment targets the blood vessel which feeds the hemorrhoid ligating the blood vessel and cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. • The blood flow to the hemorrhoid is interrupted and it begins to shrink. • Since the hemorrhoid has lost its connection with the feeding vessel, it continues to shrink and fall off during the 3-7 days following treatment. Affordable, no time off necessary No hospital visits No need for special prep before procedure Performed in office in minutes




How are pregnancy and hemorrhoids related?


During pregnancy and delivery hemorrhoids can occur due to anal pressure, constipation, and pushing. Hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles. It is recommended to eat fiber during pregnancy to avoid constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoidal issues. See a proctologist if you are suffer from hemorrhoids during or after pregnancy.




How can you prevent hemorrhoids?


To help prevent hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid recurrence you can eat more high fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There are also fiber supplements like Metamucil or Citrucel. Our doctor also highly recommends daily flax seed powder ingestion (2tbsp/day). You can also help prevent hemorrhoids by drinking four to six glasses of water a day and exercising regularly to help the bowels to move normally.




What are surgery options for hemorrhoids?


We use rubber band ligation (RBL) as our standard for hemorrhoid surgery. The doctor places a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid, which in result stops the blood supply and causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off. A hemorrhoidectomy is another choice for hemorrhoid surgery. The procedure removes the hemorrhoid, blood clot and blood vessels. You may get partial anesthesia during this procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy is only performed for the most severe hemorrhoid cases.




What causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


There are many causes of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including excessive straining with bowel movement when constipated, diarrhea, abnormal and irregular bowel movements, pregnancy and postpartum state, and prolonged sitting (for example, during travel, working at a desk, etc.)




What is a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


Thrombosed hemorrhoids are blood clots in a hemorrhoid. This can result in itching around your anus, bleeding when you have a bowel movement, and swelling or lumps around the anus.




Are hemorrhoid treatments covered by insurance?


Yes! Contact us or your provider to verify your eligibility for services. We also offer Self-Pay rates.




Does rubber band ligation (RBL) hurt?


Rubber band ligation is the best treatment modality. Complications with banding are little to none. The procedure does not require surgery or a hospital visit, and you don’t have to take off work or require any difficult preparation!




Will I need to schedule multiple visits to treat hemorrhoids?


How to treat hemorrhoids is based on a patient's individual condition. Most cases require one to three appointments to prevent recurrence.




Will I heal completely from hemorrhoid treatment?


Many patients ask us: "Will the hemorrhoids go away on their own?" The answer lies in the lifestyle choices you make following treatment. Make FIBER a daily part of your diet. "Ground flax seed is an excellent source of fiber!" - Shiraz Farooq, MD • Choose a plant-based diet to avoid constipation • Be sure to drink four to six glasses of water throughout the day • Avoid strenuous activities




Do hemorrhoids bleed?


Internal hemorrhoids that prolapse and protrude can often cause bright red bleeding. Mostly this is painless bleeding seen on the toilet paper with wiping. External skin tags or external hemorrhoidal tissue usually doesn't cause bleeding. These external hemorrhoids can cause itching and problems with hygiene.





Proctology Q&A

What is the best hemorrhoid cream?


While hemorrhoids may not be cured with topical treatment, symptomatic relief from pain and itching can be obtained with over-the-counter creams such as Preparation H and Lidocaine, or prescriptions medications like Nifedipine cream. We also recommend CBD topical relief cream (available in our online CBD store or in-office).




What are hemorrhoid symptoms?


What do hemorrhoids feel like? Watch out for these symptoms that may indicate you have hemorrhoids: • Painful swelling • Red marble-like growth or lump • Sharp rectal pain • Anal discharge • Irritation and itching • Rectal bleeding Usually, symptoms last only a few days and there are plenty of effective ways to treat. Contact us for quick, painless, easy treatment for hemorrhoids - performed in-office. We offer solutions without need for surgery, except in the worst case scenarios.




What does a hemorrhoid look like?


A hemorrhoid can appear as a sudden onset painful lump that may be red, angry, and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, swelling, rectal pain, anal discharge, and itching or irritation of the anus. These signs of hemorrhoids should not be ignored.




What is rubber band ligation (RBL) for hemorrhoids?


ColoWell America’s gold standard RUBBER BAND LIGATION - a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure with little to no pain or complications. -- Rubber band ligation is preferred for hemorrhoids because of its effectiveness and affordability compared to other more invasive interventions and non-beneficial over-the-counter remedies. -- How the treatment works: • The treatment targets the blood vessel which feeds the hemorrhoid ligating the blood vessel and cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. • The blood flow to the hemorrhoid is interrupted and it begins to shrink. • Since the hemorrhoid has lost its connection with the feeding vessel, it continues to shrink and fall off during the 3-7 days following treatment. Affordable, no time off necessary No hospital visits No need for special prep before procedure Performed in office in minutes




How are pregnancy and hemorrhoids related?


During pregnancy and delivery hemorrhoids can occur due to anal pressure, constipation, and pushing. Hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles. It is recommended to eat fiber during pregnancy to avoid constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoidal issues. See a proctologist if you are suffer from hemorrhoids during or after pregnancy.




How can you prevent hemorrhoids?


To help prevent hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid recurrence you can eat more high fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There are also fiber supplements like Metamucil or Citrucel. Our doctor also highly recommends daily flax seed powder ingestion (2tbsp/day). You can also help prevent hemorrhoids by drinking four to six glasses of water a day and exercising regularly to help the bowels to move normally.




What are surgery options for hemorrhoids?


We use rubber band ligation (RBL) as our standard for hemorrhoid surgery. The doctor places a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid, which in result stops the blood supply and causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off. A hemorrhoidectomy is another choice for hemorrhoid surgery. The procedure removes the hemorrhoid, blood clot and blood vessels. You may get partial anesthesia during this procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy is only performed for the most severe hemorrhoid cases.




What causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


There are many causes of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including excessive straining with bowel movement when constipated, diarrhea, abnormal and irregular bowel movements, pregnancy and postpartum state, and prolonged sitting (for example, during travel, working at a desk, etc.)




What is a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


Thrombosed hemorrhoids are blood clots in a hemorrhoid. This can result in itching around your anus, bleeding when you have a bowel movement, and swelling or lumps around the anus.




Are hemorrhoid treatments covered by insurance?


Yes! Contact us or your provider to verify your eligibility for services. We also offer Self-Pay rates.




Does rubber band ligation (RBL) hurt?


Rubber band ligation is the best treatment modality. Complications with banding are little to none. The procedure does not require surgery or a hospital visit, and you don’t have to take off work or require any difficult preparation!




Will I need to schedule multiple visits to treat hemorrhoids?


How to treat hemorrhoids is based on a patient's individual condition. Most cases require one to three appointments to prevent recurrence.




Will I heal completely from hemorrhoid treatment?


Many patients ask us: "Will the hemorrhoids go away on their own?" The answer lies in the lifestyle choices you make following treatment. Make FIBER a daily part of your diet. "Ground flax seed is an excellent source of fiber!" - Shiraz Farooq, MD • Choose a plant-based diet to avoid constipation • Be sure to drink four to six glasses of water throughout the day • Avoid strenuous activities




Do hemorrhoids bleed?


Internal hemorrhoids that prolapse and protrude can often cause bright red bleeding. Mostly this is painless bleeding seen on the toilet paper with wiping. External skin tags or external hemorrhoidal tissue usually doesn't cause bleeding. These external hemorrhoids can cause itching and problems with hygiene.





Privileges and Insurances Q&A

What is the best hemorrhoid cream?


While hemorrhoids may not be cured with topical treatment, symptomatic relief from pain and itching can be obtained with over-the-counter creams such as Preparation H and Lidocaine, or prescriptions medications like Nifedipine cream. We also recommend CBD topical relief cream (available in our online CBD store or in-office).




What are hemorrhoid symptoms?


What do hemorrhoids feel like? Watch out for these symptoms that may indicate you have hemorrhoids: • Painful swelling • Red marble-like growth or lump • Sharp rectal pain • Anal discharge • Irritation and itching • Rectal bleeding Usually, symptoms last only a few days and there are plenty of effective ways to treat. Contact us for quick, painless, easy treatment for hemorrhoids - performed in-office. We offer solutions without need for surgery, except in the worst case scenarios.




What does a hemorrhoid look like?


A hemorrhoid can appear as a sudden onset painful lump that may be red, angry, and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, swelling, rectal pain, anal discharge, and itching or irritation of the anus. These signs of hemorrhoids should not be ignored.




What is rubber band ligation (RBL) for hemorrhoids?


ColoWell America’s gold standard RUBBER BAND LIGATION - a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure with little to no pain or complications. -- Rubber band ligation is preferred for hemorrhoids because of its effectiveness and affordability compared to other more invasive interventions and non-beneficial over-the-counter remedies. -- How the treatment works: • The treatment targets the blood vessel which feeds the hemorrhoid ligating the blood vessel and cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. • The blood flow to the hemorrhoid is interrupted and it begins to shrink. • Since the hemorrhoid has lost its connection with the feeding vessel, it continues to shrink and fall off during the 3-7 days following treatment. Affordable, no time off necessary No hospital visits No need for special prep before procedure Performed in office in minutes




How are pregnancy and hemorrhoids related?


During pregnancy and delivery hemorrhoids can occur due to anal pressure, constipation, and pushing. Hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles. It is recommended to eat fiber during pregnancy to avoid constipation, which can lead to hemorrhoidal issues. See a proctologist if you are suffer from hemorrhoids during or after pregnancy.




How can you prevent hemorrhoids?


To help prevent hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid recurrence you can eat more high fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There are also fiber supplements like Metamucil or Citrucel. Our doctor also highly recommends daily flax seed powder ingestion (2tbsp/day). You can also help prevent hemorrhoids by drinking four to six glasses of water a day and exercising regularly to help the bowels to move normally.




What are surgery options for hemorrhoids?


We use rubber band ligation (RBL) as our standard for hemorrhoid surgery. The doctor places a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid, which in result stops the blood supply and causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off. A hemorrhoidectomy is another choice for hemorrhoid surgery. The procedure removes the hemorrhoid, blood clot and blood vessels. You may get partial anesthesia during this procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy is only performed for the most severe hemorrhoid cases.




What causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


There are many causes of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including excessive straining with bowel movement when constipated, diarrhea, abnormal and irregular bowel movements, pregnancy and postpartum state, and prolonged sitting (for example, during travel, working at a desk, etc.)




What is a thrombosed hemorrhoid?


Thrombosed hemorrhoids are blood clots in a hemorrhoid. This can result in itching around your anus, bleeding when you have a bowel movement, and swelling or lumps around the anus.




Are hemorrhoid treatments covered by insurance?


Yes! Contact us or your provider to verify your eligibility for services. We also offer Self-Pay rates.




Does rubber band ligation (RBL) hurt?


Rubber band ligation is the best treatment modality. Complications with banding are little to none. The procedure does not require surgery or a hospital visit, and you don’t have to take off work or require any difficult preparation!




Will I need to schedule multiple visits to treat hemorrhoids?


How to treat hemorrhoids is based on a patient's individual condition. Most cases require one to three appointments to prevent recurrence.




Will I heal completely from hemorrhoid treatment?


Many patients ask us: "Will the hemorrhoids go away on their own?" The answer lies in the lifestyle choices you make following treatment. Make FIBER a daily part of your diet. "Ground flax seed is an excellent source of fiber!" - Shiraz Farooq, MD • Choose a plant-based diet to avoid constipation • Be sure to drink four to six glasses of water throughout the day • Avoid strenuous activities




Do hemorrhoids bleed?


Internal hemorrhoids that prolapse and protrude can often cause bright red bleeding. Mostly this is painless bleeding seen on the toilet paper with wiping. External skin tags or external hemorrhoidal tissue usually doesn't cause bleeding. These external hemorrhoids can cause itching and problems with hygiene.





Medical Marijuana Q&A

Is medical marijuana safe to use?


Yes, we teach our patients and counsel them about plant medicine. During the appointment we educate on usage and dosing. Most patients find the experience helpful.




How will I take medical marijuana as a treatment?


There are several possible ways to consume medical marijuana, including: · Smokable products · Vaporize and inhalation techniques including nebulized inhalers · Use of a lotion or cream on the skin · Edibles · Placing a few drops of liquid medicine under the tongue · Topical skin patches During an appointment, we will go over all potential options and determine which one works best for you.




Are there any side effects from using medical marijuana?


Side effects are minimal to none. We help our patients understand the dosing and usage instructions and our patients report many positive changes.




How long will the medical marijuana treatment last?


Medical marijuana or medical cannabis is not a quick fix. Plant medicine takes time and that is why the certification is 210 days. During this time period, with regular follow-up appointments, our patients improve and get healthier. A plant-based diet and a moderate exercise regimen will help.




How to find a medical marijuana doctor near me?


Consult your general practitioner or www.google.com for medical specialists in your area. We are located on Armenia Ave., near the Hillsborough Ave. intersection, next to Pin Chasers bowling alley. We are easily accessible from I-275.




How to qualify for medical marijuana in Florida?


The following are the conditions that qualify a patient for medical marijuana in Florida:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed above.
  • Terminal condition
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain
  • Symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other debilitating conditions
Patients must create a profile on the Florida State Medical Marijuana Registry before they can utilize the different methods. Recently, due to changes in Florida legislation, some patients may qualify for smokeable whole flower.




What is the difference between medical marijuana and medical cannabis?


There is no difference between medical marijuana and medical cannabis, the terms can be used interchangeably.




Who supports legislation for medical marijuana in Florida?


Governor Ron DeSantis has supported medical marijuana initiatives in Florida, along with our Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried.





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