Cannabis Card Chat with Dr. Gerald Kivett

Biography:

Dr. Kivett is a compassionate Medical Doctor (MD) offering comprehensive evaluations for medical marijuana treatment. As a part of Dr. Kivett ’s comprehensive treatment model they now offer medical marijuana evaluations to patients diagnosed with one or more state-approved medical condition(s). Those suffering from chronic ailments that have not responded well to traditional treatments may find that a natural, alternative treatment, such as medical cannabis, helps to provide them with relief. Once a patient has completed their consultation and has been approved, the physician will provide a written recommendation that is recognized by the Florida Medical Marijuana Program, allowing the therapeutic use of cannabis. Patients who are curious about the process in the state of Florida are encouraged to book an appointment today.

Dr. Kivett is conveniently located at 4711 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, Florida, USA and aims to serve patients in and around the local area of Orange county. Individuals located near Orlando who are interested in pursuing medical marijuana treatment are encouraged to book an appointment today to be evaluated for a medical marijuana card. Many patients throughout the state of Florida have returned to a life with less pain, stress, and anxiety thanks to medicinal cannabis treatment. Individuals throughout FL now have the ability to access medicinal cannabis with the assistance of Dr. Kivett, who can help patients determine if this form of treatment will be right for them.

Dr. Ryan chose the field of Anesthesiology due to a strong desire to help patients suffering with all types of pain. After many years as a successful Anesthesiologist, Dr. Ryan knew there was something more that she could do to help ease the pain and suffering of her patients.

Florida legalized medical cannabis for a broad range of illnesses in 2016. Naturally, Dr. Ryan became intrigued and keen on becoming a part of this novel holistic treatment. “I felt like this was a natural transition for me, to further my desire to help patients who are suffering from a variety of ailments. My own mother is a chronic pain patient and I knew that I needed to be part of the solution.” This desire inspired Dr. Ryan to begin researching medical cannabis and to become a qualified medical marijuana provider.

Her background in Anesthesiology gives Dr. Ryan a huge advantage in making recommendations for medical cannabis patients. Anesthesiologists use the titration method of medications in their routine approach to treating patients. Titration is the process of determining the medication dosage that reduces one’s symptoms to the greatest possible degree while avoiding as many side effects as possible. When your doctor titrates a dose, he or she is making an adjustment to how much medicine you’re taking. Essentially, a dose is given, an outcome occurs and is analyzed, and then a new dose is selected if necessary. This process continues over the course of treatment. Medical cannabis is also recommended on a titration basis. Because of this, Dr. Ryan feels uniquely qualified to participate, treat and recommend medical cannabis to you, her patient.

How long have you been recommending marijuana?

Our practice has recommended medical marijuana since October of 2018.

What do you typically prescribe marijuana for?

Most of my patients have either chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, cancer, and Insomnia.  It can be used for a variety of disorders. 

How big a part of your practice is this?

Medical marijuana recommendations accounts for only 10% of our practice.

Who is your typical patient?

Our typical patient is approximately age 60-70 yrs old. 

What do patients in Florida need to know about seeking and using marijuana as a medical treatment?

 That it can really help people.

Who would you recommend consider marijuana as a treatment?

Any patient with above conditions, can also help patients on narcotics lower the use of the narcotics.

Anything else patients should know about your practice?

We are a family practice office that also does the medical marijuana recommendations

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