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Medical Cannabis Recommendations
In October 2005 I began evaluating patients in California who were seeking the use of medical marijuana as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. In 2007, after the New Mexico Medical Cannabis law passed, I also began evaluating patients in New Mexico. Additionally I sit on the Medical Advisory Board to the Department of Health regarding the Medical Cannabis program.
I see patients regularly in Las Cruces, Truth or Consequences and occasionally in Albuquerque.
Below is the list of currently accepted conditions in New Mexico. Some have very specific requirements and therefore it is suggested that you read the Department of Health Website to verify if you are eligible for the program. We can help you find specialists – to help qualify under chronic pain or
List of Covered Conditions in New Mexico
(for more info regarding NM program:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity
Hepatitis C on treatment
Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
Severe Chronic Pain
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Patient Advocacy for Cancer and Critical Illness
Helping patients and families through the challenges of critical illness
When diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer there are three main phases that one goes through. My personal experience with cancer combined with my medical training and subsequent training in patient advocacy, has given me unique insight into these three phases of any serious illness:
Diagnosis, Treatment, and
Healing. I can guide you through one or all three of these phases by helping you manage your concerns and fears, supporting you through the challenges of treatment and assisting you to heal and build a vision for the future. (See link to Diagnosis, Treatment, Healing page separate PDF)
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Cure: For the third time in 19 years I am undergoing chemotherapy, having had my sixth recurrence, and now
with metastatic disease. I've chosen to go outside of the box for treatment, to the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. While treatments are working dramatically well, the cost is prohibitive because insurance won't pay for some of the drugs. And, due to side effects, I've had to stop working at my hospital job. Treatment, even with insurance, will cost over $100,000 dollars this year. I'm working to defy the odds and get this cancer to stay away.