What You Should Look For in a Louisiana Marijuana Doctor
What makes the Louisiana medical marijuana program stand out above the rest is that almost anyone can qualify for medical marijuana treatment!
Louisiana is, what we call, an “all conditions” state meaning that all medical conditions can potentially qualify you for a medical marijuana card. Other states have a specific list of conditions you have to be diagnosed with in order to obtain a card. In Louisiana, any medical condition can qualify you!
But there is a lot more that goes into getting your medical marijuana card that goes beyond the basic “do I qualify” question. What you really should be asking yourself is how do I find the right doctor?
There can be some roadblocks that come with finding the doctor that will recommend medical marijuana for you.
Some Louisiana residents have been going to the same family doctor since they were kids. It can feel a little awkward to have a marijuana conversation with someone who has been treating your parents and even grandparents!
Others may be going to a doctor that has medical group or hospital affiliations which prohibit them from recommending medical marijuana to their patients regardless if they believe in the healing properties of marijuana or not.
There are many more doctors that do not even understand the current research on medical marijuana and are hesitant, or even resistant, to recommending it for their patients.
These three are definitely issues but are also only issues for those that are insured! There are thousands of people in Louisiana who do not have health insurance to even make going to the doctor an option for them. For some, doctors simply are not accessible for them.
Although this sounds like a lot, we are here to help! At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we know that finding marijuana that is right for you is an investment of not only your hard earned money but your time and effort.
Beyond that, it is an investment in hope. Medical marijuana can deliver to you the natural relief that you have been needing! But the first step in the process is finding a medical marijuana doctor that can walk with you step by step, give you advice on what products to use for your condition and work one on one with you to develop a treatment plan that is personalized for you!
Challenges That Come With Finding a Marijuana Doctor in Louisiana
I am sure you have all seen a lot of ads out there that promise Louisiana marijuana cards to patients but, unfortunately, this field has its fair share of scammers!
There have been cases around that country where marijuana doctors have fake licenses or provide an evaluation for you and then ghost you, taking your money and leaving you with no recommendation and no refund.
Not all the scammers out there are as malicious as those mentioned above, some are just simply negligent. They give recommendations to patients for medical marijuana but then leave you high and dry without any follow ups or additional consultations after you get your card. This robs you of the opportunity to make adjustments to your treatment plan which leaves you all alone to figure it out.
What You Should Be Looking For in a Louisiana Marijuana Doctor
Here at Louisiana Marijuana Card, we put people first! This means that we want to make sure you have the best experience possible with a medical marijuana doctor, even if it’s not with us. Below is a list of things to keep in mind when finding the best fit in a doctor for you!
Choose a Marijuana Doctor That Has a Good Reputation
We know that there is a lot of stigma surrounding the use of marijuana as a medication since it is still a Schedule I drug. So you may be wondering how you can find a doctor with a good reputation if the industry has a dark cloud over it. Believe us you can!
Here at Louisiana Marijuana Card, we make sure that we provide the highest quality of service to our patients. We guarantee that our doctors will bring you value and assist you every step of the way.
This sounds like a no-brainer but for some marijuana doctors that are more sleazy, it’s not.
We make sure to offer daily discounts and specials not only for new patients but for those looking to renew their medical marijuana card too.
We also have the lowest price in the industry since we price match! This means that no matter what, you know that with us you are getting the best price in the industry.
Look For a Doctor That Has Been Serving Patients For Some Time
There are a lot of doctors trying to get into the marijuana industry simply because it is a booming industry and they’re looking to make a quick dollar. Although not all new marijuana doctors have those intentions, there are a lot that do. So looking for a marijuana doctor that has been in the industry for some time is key!
Louisiana Marijuana Card has been around since the medical marijuana program started in the state. Our parent company is operational in several different states and has seen close to 100,000 patients over the past couple of years!
Louisiana Marijuana is not going anywhere. We will be here for you when you get your first medical marijuana card, we will be here 12 months after when you renew your card, and every 12 months after that!
Make Sure That You Doctor Offers Patient Resources For You
You definitely do not want a marijuana doctor that only offers you a medical marijuana recommendation. You want to make sure that they offer you additional resources to help you along your journey.
Getting a medical marijuana card can be expensive for some, but one way to make it worth the price is to get a bang for your buck!
At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we provide many resources for you to utilize, one of which is our blog! With our blog and our dedicated patient resource pages, you will be able to stay up to date on the latest news, education and just all things medical marijuana in the state of Louisiana!
We know that education is key in making knowledgeable decisions about health care so we make sure to provide our patients with the tools they need to make those good decisions for themselves.
We have an awesome patient support staff which you can call to get one on one advice and direction. We also provide follow-up consultations free of charge! For one payment, we are a one stop shop for all the medical marijuana services you need all year long.
Our staff at Louisiana Marijuana Card makes it our priority to help you get the relief you deserve!
Are You Able to Contact Your Doctor Easily?
It should be very easy to contact your marijuana doctor! There should be a person to talk to so you can make sure that you have that personal touch. If you’re scrolling through a website make sure there are locations and phone numbers that go further than just scheduling an appointment.
If you don’t look for this before, you run the risk of making an appointment with a doctor that you can’t reach after. It is very important to have continued contact so the door is open for you to ask questions and have assistance along the way.
At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we want to make it easy for you! We make sure that you can reach your marijuana doctor and our patient support staff at any time. You can call us at 833-253-2943 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to support you every step of your medical marijuana journey!
We know that finding a marijuana doctor for the first time takes courage and requires you to step out of your comfort zone. It also is an investment of your time, money and energy.
When starting a new treatment routine, you are going to want a doctor that you can trust, build a relationship with, and that understands where you are coming from.
Of course, we want you to feel like Louisiana Marijuana Card is the right choice for you. But more than that, we want to arm you with the tools and the information that you need to make an informed decision for yourself. We hope this article helped!
Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.
At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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