Pain Management Physicians of South Florida

Center For Medical Marijuana

The physicians of Pain Management Physicians of South Florida have been treating chronic pain in a comprehensive manner for more than 20 years. We are board- certified and fellowship trained in pain management.

While we perform many state of the art procedures and have years of experience with pain medications and non-pain medications, we recognize the true value of medical marijuana as an alternative option or supplement to treating pain.

The most immediate advantage of using medical marijuana over narcotics is providing pain relief while AVOIDING the unpleasant side effects of constipation, nausea, and respiratory depression. You are unlikely to experience any “high” from the use of medical marijuana.

At Pain Management Physicians of South Florida, not only do we provide assistance in the completion of your marijuana registry application to help get you started, we also offer personalized one-on-one care as we adjust your doses to optimize your medical marijuana treatment. Furthermore, our staff is available to you at every step of the way to meet your needs. Our primary goal is to ensure that you receive the very best treatment possible.

Do I Qualify?

Do you suffer from any of the conditions listed here or another debilitating condition?

Have you failed traditional treatment options for this condition?

Do you live in Florida or have a residence in Florida?

Are you over 21 years of age?

If you answered yes to all of the questions above, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Florida.

If you believe you qualify and would like to have a consultation, please call our office at (954) 975-8233.

Dr. Andrew Goldberg will review your records personally and determine if you qualify for a consultation with our office. Once you are determined to be a candidate, our office will be in contact with you to schedule an appointment.

Medical Conditions Which Qualify for Medical Marijuana Registration Include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Amytrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.
  • Other conditions that may also be considered include, but are not limited to:

Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain, Cerebral Palsy, Degenerative Disc Disorder, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Hepatitis C, Herniated Disc, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (chronic), Lupus, Lyme Disease, Migraine, Muscle Spasms, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Myositis, Neuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Post-Polio Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome), Seizures, Severe and chronic pain, Sickle Cell Anemia, Scoliosis, Spasticity, Spinal Stenosis. Ulcerative Colitis

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a consultation?

Scheduling an appointment is easy! Simply call our office at (954) 975-8233 or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. Our office staff will be in contact with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Are your services covered by my insurance?

Unfortunately not, as medical marijuana is yet to be legalized federally, medical marijuana treatment is not covered by any insurance. All patients are required to pay on a cash only basis.

Do I need to have a medical marijuana registration card before I am seen?

No, you do not. In fact, a certified medical doctor like Dr. Goldberg is required to approve your registration.

What formulations of the medical marijuana are available? Does it come in gummy or brownie forms?

The medical marijuana is available in the following formulations:

  • Capsule
  • Sublingual oil (under the tongue)
  • Vape, fast-acting

Dr. Goldberg will work with you to determine the best treatment method to suit your needs and concerns. Medical marijuana is not yet available in edible forms, but is eventually expected. We do not offer or recommend smoking forms of medical marijuana.

Can I get a high from the medical marijuana?

It is extremely unlikely with proper usage.

Will I be allowed to work while taking the medical marijuana?

This decision is in the hands of your employer. Please consult your employer prior to starting treatment to avoid any issues.

Once the medication is ordered, when I can I get it? where do I go to get it? Can someone else pick up my medication for me?

Once you complete the marijuana registry card application (which we will help you with), the medical marijuana number will be sent to you after it is processed by the state. This could take up to two weeks to receive. Your marijuana prescription will already have been ordered the day of your consultation. Once you receive your medical marijuana number, you can immediately pick up the medication at any licensed medical marijuana treatment center in the state of Florida. If you request, we will assist you in finding dispensaries nearest to your home. You can also have the medical marijuana shipped to your home. If you wish, an individual who registered as your caregiver can pick up your medication for you.

If I travel out of state, will I be able to take my medication with me?

No, you will not. While medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, it is illegal federally. Traveling across state lines with medical marijuana is considered a federal crime and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for a first time offense. We strongly advise that you do not travel out of state with your medical marijuana.