Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for August, 2009

Are Cannabis Docs Seeing Too Many Patients?

August 31, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Check out this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/30/colorado-attorney-general_n_272227.html Apparently in Colorado, there are 10,000 Medical Cannabis patients. The latest issue is that there are claims that these patients for the most part are being seen by a small number of Cannabis Physicians. In…

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A Patient With Fibromyalgia Improved With Cannabis

August 27, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Dear Dr. Frankel, I cannot thank you enough for the consultation and education you gave me last week. After flailing around for many years, I am so grateful to have found you and to have my world open up to…

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More On Multiple Sclerosis

August 8, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Yesterday, I saw another MS patient. This one was different than the prior one who had severe MS neuropathy. BTW, she remains pain free using the Sativa Tincture AM and PM! Very exciting. The MS patient I saw yesterday did…

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Medical Cannabis and Arthritis

August 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Over 31 million Americans suffer from arthritis. There are two common types, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Both affect the joints causing stiffness, pain and swelling. The use of cannabis for musclo-skeletal pain in western medicine dates to the 1700s. Recent…

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Reminder Concerning the “Card”

August 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I know I already blogged once on this topic. However, so many patients call and ask about the level of their privacy and the so-called “list”. Here are the facts: 1. The state/county card is OPTIONAL. If a patient chooses…

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Psychopharmacology and Cannabis

August 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I practiced “straight” Internal Medicine for 24 years. Over those years, I would estimate that 1/3 of my patients were seeing me for various mood disorders. I became very active working with these patients with low dose medications. I didn’t…

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