Medical Marjiuna Card Evaluations Specialist

Chimezie C Amanambu, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Pax Internal Medicine Associates

Chimezie C Amanambu, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Akron, OH

If you have a chronic disease or experience long-lasting pain and want relief, you may be a good candidate for medical marijuana. At Pax Internal Medicine Associates in Akron, Ohio, board-certified internal medicine specialist Chimezie Amanambu, MD, offers medical marijuana card evaluations. Call Pax International Medicine Associates to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Medical Marijuana Card Evaluations Q & A

What are medical marijuana card evaluations?

Medical marijuana card evaluations at Pax Internal Medicine Associates are medical evaluations in which Dr. Amanambu assesses whether you’re a good candidate for medical marijuana treatment. If you have a qualifying medical condition, you might be eligible for a medical marijuana card.

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, comes from the cannabis sativa plant. It’s useful for treating or relieving unpleasant symptoms associated with some medical problems. Medical marijuana is a controlled substance, requiring a doctor’s approval and a medical marijuana card in the state of Ohio. 

What are the different forms of medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana comes in various forms, including:

  • Oral solutions
  • Dried leaves
  • Dried buds
  • Topical applications
  • Pills
  • Oils
  • Foods

After receiving the most appropriate marijuana product using your card, you can administer it yourself. Follow Dr. Amanambu’s instructions when using medical marijuana.

What is medical marijuana used for?

Depending on your health and symptoms, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Severe nausea

If other treatments haven’t worked or if you’d rather not take medications, medical marijuana might be the solution for you.

What should I expect during medical marijuana card evaluations? 

During a medical marijuana card evaluation, Dr. Amanambu reviews your symptoms and discusses your medical history. He checks your blood pressure, weight, pulse, and other vital signs. 

Dr. Amanambu completes a physical examination to evaluate your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, and abdomen. He may screen your vision and hearing. Dr. Amanambu might suggest you undergo heart function tests, urine tests, blood testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose specific medical conditions. 

After completing your exam and evaluating the results from diagnostic tests as needed, Dr. Amanambu lets you know if you’re a candidate for medical marijuana. He can fill out the paperwork required to obtain your card.

If you’re interested in using medical marijuana to treat or reduce the side effects of a medical condition, call Pax Internal Medicine Associates to schedule a medical marijuana card evaluation or book one online today.