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Dr. Reiss is registered in New York State to prescribe Medical Marijuana.

If you're a new patient seeking such a prescription, the initial visit will be one-half hour, for $250. You should bring in all radiology reports, lab tests and physician records that support any of the following diagnoses - these being the only conditions NYS allows Medical Marijaua to be prescribed for:

  • cancer
  • chronic pain - as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi) see below
  • neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • epilepsy
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • positive status for HIV or AIDS
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    Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
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The doctor will take your medical history, do a physical exam, and (assuming qualifications are met) register you with the state for cannabis use. After you'll need to sign up online with the state's program (an easy process with a one-time $50 fee) and wait to receive in the mail an ID card from them with your driver license photo on it. That card you'll then take to a licensed dispensory.

A follow-up visit (also one-half hour) will be necessary in three months for the doctor to assess your status - this to maintain your Marijuana certification. Cost $185. Then after, every six months, ongoing.

Now then, if you have the need for Medical Marijuana, your body could likely use all the help it can get. It is thus the hope of this office that you also consider additional visits with Dr. Reiss to take advantage of all her holistical modalities to further ease pain, restore mobility and speed healing.

Call for details if you're already an established patient seeking this service.
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Please note that Medicare does NOT pay for office visits where Medical Marijuana has been prescribed. These visits will be a non-reimbursable out-of-pocket expense if that is your primary insurance.

The same is likely true if you have commercial insurance - even a good plan, since cannabis is still a federal Schedule 1 Controlled Substance. Contact your plan for their New York policy for when obtaining Medical Marijaua is the sole reason for the visit.
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10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi), on the NYS Codes, Rules and Regulations website here, reads, "Any severe debilitating pain that the practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications, has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options; and where there is documented medical evidence of such pain having lasted three months or more beyond onset, or the practitioner reasonably anticipates such pain to last three months or more beyond onset."