Lorraine Crisci Ryan, MD is a local board certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ryan has been in practice for 28 years. She graduated medical school from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her internship and residency in Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Dr. Ryan currently holds a teaching position at Florida State University College of Medicine.
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.