PrestoDoctor is officially live in New York! This means New Yorkers will now be able to get online medical marijuana card evaluations through the PrestoDoctor platform. PrestoDoctor has years of experience serving California and Nevada, through their #1 patient-rated online medical cannabis recommendation service.
New York is now able to get the medical access they’ve been waiting for!
A Service New York Can Count On
New Yorkers have been dealing with appointment access issues since their first introduction to the medical marijuana program. With a population of over 20 million and the registered doctor count around 1200, there is a clear lack of service to this vast population. Through PrestoDoctor, potential patients can save hours of time (and money) by doing an online appointment from the comfort of their own home. The best part is if you don’t qualify, you don’t have to pay – so there really is no risk in speaking with a PrestoDoctor licensed physician.
PrestoDoctor is already the leading medical marijuana card provider in California and Nevada, with the highest customer service rating in the industry. Patient care has always been at the heart of PrestoDoctor’s values, as pursuing medical marijuana treatment can come with a variety of questions and concerns.
PrestoDoctor’s Custom Care
In addition to easier access to medical cannabis card evaluations, PrestoDoctor offers custom treatment plans. Custom treatment plans are recommended after talking to one of our licensed physicians. After your online appointment, our physicians will email you a customized plan based on your symptoms and lifestyle. The plans are a comprehensive way for patients to understand what method, dosing level, and strain recommendation are best suited for your needs.
“This is a state with a lot of folks who are interested in medical marijuana treatment, but a bit unsure about where to start,” said Robert Tankson, COO, and Co-Founder of PrestoDoctor. “We are very excited to provide an easier way for aspiring New York patients to talk with a knowledgeable physician.”
Often a big barrier to pursuing a medical marijuana card is simply the confusion surrounding the process of treatment. The PrestoDoctor platform makes it easy to discuss these issues with a knowledgeable and licensed physician.
New York’s Qualifying Conditions
Another key question New Yorkers are asking themselves is if they are qualified to obtain a medical marijuana card. To qualify with New York’s medical marijuana program, a patient must have one of the following conditions:
- Chronic Pain
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Opioid Replacement
- Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with the objective neurological indication of intractable Spasticity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Inflammatory
- Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Huntington’s Disease
You will also need to show proof of residency in New York. Any of the following can be used:
- ID number from your New York State Driver’s License or New York State Non-Driver ID Card.
- Copy of a government-issued identification card that contains your name and New York State address.
- Copy of a utility bill or other document showing your residency issued within the previous two months. The document must contain your name and address.
- Copy of a current lease or similar document showing your residency within New York State.
- Other documentation as approved by DOH containing sufficient information to show proof of residency in New York State.
After the doctor’s approval, you will be sent a patient certification form. The only thing left for you to do is register with the state online (we will send detailed instructions on how to do so post-appointment).
Medical Marijuana’s Impact on New York
New York is one of the many states in the United States suffering from the opioid epidemic. Currently, many of the conditions listed above are being treated through opioids. In 2015, overdoses from opioids killed more than 20,000 people. The seriousness of this issue has many turning toward the alternative treatment of medical marijuana.
“The opioid epidemic is one aspect we are hoping to help with through our service,” Tankson comments.
Medical cannabis has potential as an opioid replacement with evidence suggesting that marijuana is effective for chronic pain, PTSD, and more. Even The American Legion, the largest veteran organization in the United States, has recently announced its complete support of medical marijuana treatment for conditions, like PTSD. Many have experienced the debilitating symptoms associated with prescription medication.
Medical marijuana is serving as a way to lower dependence on these drugs, or even replace them altogether. As always, it’s best to discuss the best medical options with your doctor before making any major changes.
How To Get A Medical Card With PrestoDoctor
To get a medical marijuana card recommendation with PrestoDoctor, simply sign up for an account and complete a quick profile. Then choose an appointment time, and video chat with a physician. After your appointment, PrestoDoctor will email you the appropriate documentation and will send detailed instructions on how to complete the New York State registration process.
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