Referring Patients - CMClinic

Situations & Medical Conditions to Refer

Whether you’re an advocate on the leading edge of cannabinoid therapy or taking a more conservative approach, it’s important to understand and identify situations and circumstances under which patients might benefit from treatment options that include medical cannabis.
The following list of indications has been curated from the best available evidence currently published in medical literature, including key systematic reviews, meta-analyses and randomized control trials. It is important to note that research into the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids is constantly evolving, with new and promising data emerging continuously.

Well-Documented Evidence

  1. Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Epilepsy
  4. HIV/AIDS related Anorexia and Nausea 
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (Pain/Spasticity)
  6. Palliative Care of Cancer patients

Emerging Evidence

  1. Alcohol & Opioid Dependency
  2. Anxiety Disorder
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  4. Headache Disorders/Migraines 
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s)
  6. Neurodegenerative Disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
  7. Spinal Cord Injury
  8. PTSD

Should a patient present with one or more of the above noted conditions, our trained and experienced physicians may be able to suggest the appropriate treatment plan.

Why Refer into the Canabo Medical Clinic?

 
Innovation
Quite simply, members of our clinics are at the forefront of patient care in the field of cannabinoid therapy and medical cannabis. Our evidence-based approach combines an extensive knowledge base with ongoing, active patient engagement and access to a wide range of product offerings that maximize the success of patient treatment plans.

Patient Experience
Patients referred to our clinics undergo an initial medical examination to assess their needs and suitability for medical cannabis use. If deemed appropriate, the doctor will provide a medical document authorizing the use of medical cannabis. Our educators then help patients move through the process of selecting an LP and choosing suitable product offerings. Our patients are offered guidance on how to administer their medical cannabis treatment and accurately record their experiences so adjustments can be made to their individualized plans. Through regular follow up appointments, we ensure that the course of treatment continues to have its desired outcome.

Physician Engagement
The physicians and cannabinoid educators within Canabo Medical Clinics are your partners in providing effective care to your patients. We work to maintain an open dialogue with the referring physician, sharing treatment plan details and collaborating with you to ensure the patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.

Refer a Patient

If your patient may benefit from prescription cannabinoids or medical cannabis, please download and complete the Patient Referral Form below.

Referring a patient into our network couldn’t be easier - simply complete and submit the Patient Referral Form and a representative from our clinic network will be in touch to schedule a consultation.

Make a Patient Referral

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I REFER A PATIENT INTO THE Canabo Medical Clinic?

Quite simply, members of our clinic are at the forefront of patient care in the field of cannabinoid therapy and medical cannabis. Our evidence-based approach combines an extensive knowledge base with ongoing, active patient engagement and access to a wide range of product offerings that maximize the success of patient treatment plans. Patients referred to our clinics undergo an initial medical examination to assess their needs and suitability for medical cannabis use. If deemed appropriate, the physician will provide a medical document authorizing the use of medical cannabis. Our educators then help patients move through the process of selecting a Licensed Producer (LP) and choosing suitable product offerings.  Our patients are offered guidance on how to administer their medical cannabis treatment and accurately record their experiences so adjustments can be made to their individualized plans. Through regular follow up appointments, we ensure that the course of treatment continues to have its desired outcome. The physicians and cannabinoid educators within the clinic network are your partners in providing effective care to your patients.  We work to maintain an open dialogue with the referring physician, sharing treatment plan details and collaborating with you to ensure the patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.

HOW WILL I BE INFORMED OF MY PATIENT’S TREATMENT AND PROGRESS?

The physicians and educators at Canabo Medical Clinic are your partners in providing effective care to your patients. We maintain an open dialogue with the referring physician. Following your patient’s appointment at the clinic, we will send you a Consultation Letter, containing information on the prescription written, dosage recommended, and duration of use. Canabo Medical Clinic works collaboratively with you to ensure that your patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.

HOW MUCH DOES MY PATIENT HAVE TO PAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT?

There is no fee to see a physician in our clinics, although we do require a referral from a family physician or specialist. With their initial visit your patient will receive a consultation with a physician, as well as a free introductory education session with one of our trained  educators. Patients should never pay for a Medical Authorization document for medical cannabis.

HOW DOES A PATIENT PURCHASE MEDICAL CANNABIS?

The Cannabis Act now governs regulations from Health Canada for growing, buying and selling all forms of cannabis in Canada. It outlines a system for physicians, patients and large-scale commercial growers. These growers are called Licensed Producers. Under the regulations, healthcare providers are the only individuals legally able to authorize medical cannabis used by patients. A physician will provide the patient with a Medical Authorization document, indicating the condition being treated, the recommended dosage and the duration of the authorization to procure and use cannabis. To obtain access to medical cannabis, patients must send their Medical Authorization document to a Licensed Producer, who will then send the filled prescription to the patient via mail or bonded courier. No medical cannabis is available on-site at clinics in our network.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL CANNABIS?

Canabo Medical Clinic is dedicated to educating its referring physicians regarding the field of prescription cannabinoids and medical cannabis. The clinics host educational seminars on a variety of topics to help educate and inform patients, physicians and the community at large about this emerging field. Topics include chronic pain management, palliative care, offsetting side-effects of other drugs, regulatory framework of medical marijuana, proper administration of medical cannabis, addiction information, etc.