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Pez Abrahams, MD
(818) 888-4063
6742 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, CA 91306

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Sean Alridge, MD
(818) 386-1273
Aldridge Medical Care
4849 Van Nuys Blvd.
Palm Springs, CA

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Michael Anselmo, MD
(310) 420-8634
1223 Wilshire Blvd , #704
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Morris Aron, MD
(805) 400-5074
Medical Marijuanacentralcoast
1111 Las Tablas Road, Suite R
Templeton, CA 93465

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Roger A. Barnes, MD
(626) 344-7596
1224 East Green Street, Suite 101
Pasadena, CA 91106
Appointments available Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays.
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David J. Barton, MD
(916) 366-6016
Medical Associates
9700 Business Park Drive, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95827
By appt. only; Physician fluent in Spanish
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Scott Bickman, MD
(424) 269-1599
Healing Touch Alternative Care
13841 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Judith Boston, MD
(714) 366-9129
2050 Chapman Avenue, #177
Orange, CA 92868

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Daniel B. Brubaker, MD
(559) 248-0117
3724 North First Street
Fresno, CA 93726

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Phong Bui, MD
(714) 618-1054
Orange County Wellness Center
14482 Beach Boulevard, Suite D
Westminster, CA 92683

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Robert Charlap, MD
(815) 505-3943
12400 Ventura Blvd., Suite 523
Studio City, CA

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Barry Cogen, DO
(805) 340-1470
2772 Johnson Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

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Paul Daniels, MD
(323) 231-0659
Health & Wellness Medical Clinic
4405 South Main St
LA, CA 90037

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George DeTarnowsky, MD
(949) 574-5026
355 Placentia, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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John Dimowo, MD
(909) 287-7474
Alternative Medicine Consultants
5857 Pine Avenue
Chino Hills, CA 91709

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Zbiginew Dworak, MD
(951) 751-1450
Serenity Medical Evaluations
3845 La Sierra Avenue, Suite D-200
Riverside, CA 92505

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Austin Elguindy, MD
(877) 229-4201
Compassionate Consulting for Wellness (CCW)
115 Pine Avenue, Suite 640
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Austin Elguindy, MD
(877) 229-4201
Compassionate Consulting for Wellness (CCW)
5301 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 116
Valley Village, CA 91607

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Austin Elguindy, MD
(877) 229-4201
Compassionate Consulting for Wellness (CCW)
34255 Pacific Coast Highway, #114
Dana Point, CA 92629

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Joseph Freitas, MD
(909) 548-7747
Serenity Medical Evaluations
3757 Riverside Drive, #F
Chino, CA 91710

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Olivia Galvan, MD
(951) 751-1450
Serenity Medical Evaluations
3845 La Sierra Avenue, Suite D-200
Riverside, CA 92505

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Juanita Gandy, MD
(559) 261-4768
Pacific Referrals
4021 North Fresno Street, #109
Fresno, CA 93726

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Juanita Gandy, MD
(805) 543-4768
Pacific Referrals
2360 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

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Bruce Hector, MD
(818) 894-4200
Compassionate Care Consultants
8660 Woodley Avenue
North Hills, CA 91343

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Paul Ironside, MD
(951) 782-9898
THCF Medical Clinic and Patient Center
647 North Main Street, Suite 1B
Riverside, CA 92501

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David Kapelusznik, MD
(951) 204-5829
Chronic Disease Consultants
41690 Enterprise Circle North, #102
Temecula, CA 92590

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Wayne Kelly, MD
(951) 473-3840
Compassionate Harvest Medical Clinic
640 North San Jacinto, Suite B
Hemet, CA 92543

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Ann Lee, MD
(510) 465-0420
Compassionate Health Options
1322 Webster Street, Suite 308
Oakland, CA 94612

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Ann Lee, MD
(408) 298-0420
Compassionate Health Options
25 North 14th Street, Suite 740
San Jose, CA 94590
Parking entrance on 13th Street
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Cary Less, MD
(909) 548-7747
Serenity Medical Evaluations
3757 Riverside Drive, #F
Chino, CA 91710

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Frank Lucido, MD
(510) 848-0958
2300 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Margaret Peterson, MD
(805) 648-5683
The Claudia Jenson, M.D. Center for Integrated Medicine
8 North Fir Street
Ventura, CA 93001

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Thomas Powers, MD
(714) 843-0400
Compassionate Cannabis Care
16511 Goldenwest Street, Suite 105
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Steven Presser, MD
(909) 981-7850
1332 West 9th Street, Suite A
Upland, CA 91786

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Godron S. Raskin, MD
(510) 222-0420
Access 420 Medical Services
3672 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

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Gordon Raskin, MD
(888) 941-8999
Can-Care Wellness Center
5081 Lone Treet Way, Suite B
Antioch, CA 94531

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Beronie Richardson, MD
(877) 789-9339
Affordable Evaluations
1040 Elm Avenue, Suite #201
Long Beach, CA 90813

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Louis Rosner, MD
(866) 624-1191
280 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite G
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Alan Ross, MD
(800) 259-3619
26302 La Paz, Suite 103
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Gonzalo Ruiz, MD
(213) 273-8432
2010 Wilshire Boulevard, #502
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Marshall Salkin, MD
(888) 420-7354
Go Green Medical
73655 El Paseo, Suite N
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Eleanor Santiago, MD
(877) 789-9339
Affordable Evaluations
1665 South Brookhurst Street, Suite #A1
Anaheim, CA 91802

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Josef T. Schwartz, MD
(805) 481-7300
California Medical Consultation
405 East Branch Street, Suite 109
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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Charles Schwarz, MD
(310) 375-7546
Tikkun Holistic Medicine
24241 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505

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Douglas Smith, MD
(707) 554-1000
Alternative Medicine
1416 Tennessee, Suite 3
Vallejo, CA 94590

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Cristal Speller, MD
(818) 701-0420
West Coast Evaluations
8349 Reseda Boulevard, Suite F
Northridge, CA 91324

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Cristal Speller, MD
(888) 633-5874
West Coast Evaluations
2421 Haley Street, Suite 420
Bakersfield, CA 93305

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Kenneth Stoller, MD
(916) 732-9030
Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic of Sacramento
1936 Stockton Blvd, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Daniel Susott, MD
(650) 669-4062
Be Legally Green LLC
603 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

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Sean Thomas, MD
(951) 751-1450
Serenity Medical Evaluations
3845 La Sierra Ave, #200D
Riverside, CA 92505

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The Physician’s Approval of the Medicinal Use of Cannabis

Although there are laws that protect the physician’s right to approve or recommend the medicinal use of cannabis, the physician still has significant risks and liabilities in approving a patient’s therapeutic use of cannabis.

The Attending Physician

To qualify as a participant in California’s Medical Marijuana Program, a licensed physician, in good standing with the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board, must approve or recommend the use of cannabis.

Under SB 420, the physician who approves or recommends the medicinal use of cannabis, is the “Attending Physician”.

Physician’s Risks and Liabilities

While the Medical Board of California recognizes medicinal cannabis as an emerging treatment modality, the Board continues to investigate and litigate physicians who are not following the Board’s guidelines for approving or recommending medicinal cannabis.

What the physician says to the patient regarding cannabis can be in violation of federal drug laws. There is the possibility of federal sanctions that could affect the physician’s DEA registration.

There is also a potential third party liability because the patient was not sufficiently informed regarding risks and side effects.

Patient’s Medical Record

Under the Medical Board guidelines, it is essential for the physician to have documentation of the medical condition for which the patient is seeking the use of cannabis.

If the physician is not the primary physician, the patient must provide a copy of that portion of their medical record that documents the medical condition for which medicinal cannabis may have therapeutic benefits.

By law, a patient is entitled to a copy of his/her medical record(s).

The Good Faith Exam

Under Medical Board guidelines, the physician is required to perform a good faith examination as a part of the medical cannabis consultation.

Risks, Side Effects and Informed Consent

An essential and required part of the physician’s consultation is the discussion of the risks and side effects related to the use of cannabis.

The patient should expect to sign an Inform Consent document that verifies the patient’s understanding and acceptance of the potential risks and side effects.

“Aiding and Abetting”

The cultivation, possession and use of cannabis, even for medical purposes, is currently illegal under federal law.

Federal law is very strict regarding what a physician can and cannot say. For example, the physician is permitted, by law, to discuss benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis; however, answering a question regarding “dosage” would be in violation of federal law and construed as “aiding and abetting” on the part of the physician.

The physician, including the physician’s employees, may not provide information regarding where medicinal cannabis might be obtained. Doing so would be a violation of federal law.

Physician’s Authorization to Exceed Limits

Under SB 420, the physician has the authority to extend the cultivation and possession limits.

At the same time, federal law prohibits the physician from discussing dosage or amount of cannabis to use. Doing so would be “aiding and abetting.”

SB 420 sets possession and cultivation limits at no more than 1/2 lb. of dried cannabis, in addition to 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants, per qualified patient.

Release of Medical Records

Before a Collective/Cooperative can provide medicinal cannabis, they are required to verify that the physician is licensed and the patient’s approval is valid.

In order for the physician to make this verification, the patient is required to sign a Release of Medical Records.

Physician’s “Verification” that Patient’s Approval is Valid

The patient’s access to medicinal cannabis can be delayed if the Collective/Cooperative operator is unable to verify that the patient’s approval or recommendation is valid.

Many physicians use a 24/7 on-line verification system to insure prompt verification.

Patient’s Healthcare Insurance

Under California’s Medical Marijuana Program, there is no requirement for governmental, private or any other health insurance provider or health care service plan to be liable for any claim for reimbursement for the medicinal use of cannabis.

Physician’s Professional Liability Coverage

Different malpractice carriers have different policies. Some refuse to insure for harms resulting from medications, including cannabis, that are not approved by the FDA.

How Does the Qualified Patient Obtain Medicinal Cannabis?

In accordance with the California Medical Association, physicians may refer the patient to Internet resources that provide a wide spectrum of information regarding cannabis.

Examples include: CANORML.org or MCCDirectory.org.

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