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Medicinal Cannabis

At Double Bay Doctors we now offer integrative medicinal cannabis consultations with Dr Zainib Cheema.

Dr Zainib Cheema is a prescriber of medicinal cannabis and is passionate about its potential to treat conditions that have not responded to other medicines, including chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia.

 

Medicinal cannabis can be used to relieve the symptoms of certain medical conditions, and the side effects of some treatments.
 

There is some evidence that certain medicinal cannabis products may be useful in treating the following conditions:

+ Epilepsy

Multiple sclerosis

+ Symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment (such as nausea, pain and loss of appetite)

Pain

Symptom relief in palliative care

 


Am I eligible for medicinal cannabis?

To be eligible for medicinal cannabis, you must: 

  1. Have a medical condition for which you have tried conventional medications and treatments, without success;

  2. Have discussed medicinal cannabis with your current treating practitioners, but they are unable to prescribe it to you, and

  3. Have read and understood the TGA patient information factsheet.

Fees

Initial consultations for medicinal cannabis are 30mins long, and incur a $220 gap fee. Follow up consultations for medicinal cannabis are 15mins long, and incur an $80 gap fee.