Why is Medical Marijuana important ?
It’s important to understand that most people considering marijuana for medicinal purposes have tried numerous other treatments. Plus, there is research suggesting patients have seen striking results when using medicinal marijuana to manage their symptoms. Several studies have also confirmed the therapeutic value of marijuana for certain ailments or illnesses.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), marijuana has been used for medicinal or therapeutic purposes for several thousand years. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looked at more than 10,000 studies involving medicinal marijuana.
Medical Marijuana Qualifications
In order to qualify for medicinal marijuana in Florida, you’ll need to have one or more of the debilitating medical conditions specifically covered under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. In addition to multiple sclerosis (MS), issues with chemo or radiation therapy side effects, migraines, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions, and PTSD and other anxiety disorders, qualifying conditions include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed
Chronic nonmalignant pain
Medical Marijuana Card Qualifications in Florida
To receive a medical marijuana card in Florida you must also be at least 18 years of age and be a year-long or seasonal resident in the state. Additional requirements include:
- Having legitimate medical records or documentation
- Being diagnosed by a physician in person
- Being entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry
- Applying for the card that’s needed to receive medicinal marijuana so you can receive a temporary ID card
BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Better management of chronic pain.
Improvements with results seen with addiction treatment for opioids or alcohol.
Better management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological conditions.
Relief from the more disruptive symptoms, like nausea and vomiting, associated with chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Less reliance on medications that have potentially serious side effects associated with long-term use.
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LAKE MARY OFFICE:
2605 W Lake Mary Blvd, Suite 119, Lake Mary, FL 32746
634 Deltona Blvd, Suite A, Deltona, FL 32725
We do not dispense medicinal marijuana. We determine if patients qualify for a medical marijuana card, which can be used at a designated dispensary. If you would like to determine your medical marijuana qualifications and whether it’s an appropriate option for your situation, visit one of our two clinics. We have locations in Lake Mary, FL, and Deltona, FL.
MEET MULTICARE WELLNESS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR
Dr. Ahmed is no stranger to taking care of patients in a family practice setting – managing patients with chronic medical conditions, providing weight loss management services and certifying patients for Medical Marijuana Eligibility.
DR. ABDUL QUYYUM AHMED
VP & CO-FOUNDER
“EACH DAY I WAKE UP WITH A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I TAKE TIME TO KNOW MY PATIENTS. UNDERSTANDING WHO THEY ARE AS A PERSON MAKES ME A BETTER PHYSICIAN.”
Hello! I’m Dr. Abdul
Board Certified weight Loss Management And Family Medicine Physician; Licensed Prescriber of Medical and Low-THC Cannabis
Dr. Abdul Quyyum Ahmed is a graduate of Ambedkar Medical College followed by a residency in general surgery with core rotations in plastic surgery at Apollo Hospital in India as part of his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Edinburgh U.K.
In 2008 Dr. Abdul Quyyum moved to the United States and in 2009 he started his Family Medicine Residency at Trover Health Systems AKA Baptist Health in Madisonville Kentucky in affiliation with University of Louisville and is board certified.
He attained his Board Certification as an Obesity Medicine physician serving Volusia and Seminole county. He also attained his license as an Authorized Prescriber of Medical and Low-THC Cannabis.
Dr. Ahmed believes in giving to his community. He is a past volunteer at the National Pulse Polio Program in India, Trover Free Clinic in Kentucky and an annual participant at Multicare Physicians Health Fairs.
Here’s what Dr. Abdul has to say about being a medical professional.
“I love my work and I am passionate about what I do. Over the years I have realized it is not always prescribing medication, sometimes it is about listening to the patient and reassuring them that brings about healing. I also believe that preventing a disease rather than treating it is the real success, and that is what I try to do with my patients. The human body has amazing power of healing and we as doctors should facilitate this healing.”
“primum non nocere“ – “first, do no harm“
Dr. Ahmed enjoys reading, working on DIY home projects, cycling, spending time with his four children and he also enjoys collecting coins and fountain pens.
Board Certified: ABFM, ECFMG, M.B.B.S, M.D., ACLS, BLS, PALS, ATLS
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