Medical Marijuana Specialist

Nostalgia Family Medicine

Brandon S. Fletcher, MD

Family Medicine & Wellness Center located in Longwood, FL

With advancements in research, medical marijuana is being used to help relieve symptoms associated with a host of chronic diseases. As a Florida-qualified medical marijuana card practitioner, Brandon Fletcher, MD, of Nostalgia Family Medicine in Longwood, Florida, can perform comprehensive evaluations to determine if you’re eligible for medical marijuana. You can book your exam by using the online booking feature or by calling the office directly.

Medical Marijuana Card Q & A

Am I a candidate for a medical marijuana card?

In the state of Florida, physicians must be qualified through the state in order to perform medical marijuana card examinations. You need to have a prior diagnosis — or be newly diagnosed — of any of the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

You may also qualify for medical marijuana in Florida if you have certain medical conditions that are similar to any of the conditions listed above or if you have a terminal disease. In some cases, you can even obtain a medical marijuana card if you have chronic nonmalignant pain that persists long after your qualifying medical condition is treated.

What happens during a medical marijuana card exam?

At Nostalgia Family Medicine, Dr. Fletcher’s top priority is to improve your quality of life and relieve any pain or other symptoms you’re experiencing. He performs a head-to-toe examination to diagnose a qualifying condition or evaluate the severity of your symptoms if you already have a certain ailment. Your medical marijuana card exam may include:

  • Blood or urine testing
  • Blood pressure check
  • Neurological exam
  • Abdominal evaluation
  • X-ray or ultrasound imaging
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation

Dr. Fletcher spends time talking with you about your symptoms and how your condition affects your day-to-day life. This helps him determine if medical marijuana is right for you, as well as which dosage and which formulary is best.

How can I get medical marijuana in Florida?

Once you complete your medical marijuana card examination with Dr. Fletcher at Nostalgia Family Medicine, he helps you fill out all of the essential paperwork, which has to be entered into the state registry system. He then provides you with your patient ID number, and your medical marijuana card application is processed.

Once you receive your Florida medical marijuana card, you can go to any nearby dispensary to fill your prescription. Depending on your specific needs, you might need to have a medical marijuana card examination at Nostalgia Family Medicine several times per year to make any essential changes to your prescription.

Schedule your medical marijuana card exam at Nostalgia Family Medicine today. Click on the online scheduler, or call the office directly.