I expect my patients to call me after one week of therapy. They are asked to call earlier if they have any concerns.

So, I say I EXPECT my patients to call me back for multiple reasons:

1. I want to help them adjust their medication

2. I need more information on what works for whom. I NEED the follow up.

So, sometimes we are good about it and we call people, but for sure many still fall through the cracks. We must do a better follow up job.

The question I always have, however, is why doesn’t a patient call back? Are they all doing perfectly? No, they are not. So, why do patients try a cannabis product and then give up saying “cannabis does not work for me”? I think it is because many people are not aware that cannabis is an unlimited number of medicines; that is why it is a very tough pharmaceutical venture. We can make medicine with different amounts of Mercene, an important terpene, by harvesting earlier or later. So, not only are there an unlimited number of strains, just growing a specific strain in a different way will yield new medicines.

So, don’t give up!! Call your doctor and ask what you might try next.

It could’t hurt. :))

Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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