Our Treatment Philosophy
As experienced medical providers, we often see how traditional medicine fails to help patients suffering with serious health conditions. We also see how often traditional medications cause negative or even dangerous side effects. (For example, with powerful opioid medications used to treat severe pain.)
We at Natural Clinic MD believe there is a better way. A more natural and holistic way. A way that helps patients live with less physical and emotional misery on a daily basis. A way that helps patients live the best life possible even when facing a serious medical condition or a terminal diagnosis.
Most of all, we believe no one should needlessly suffer. Life is hard enough as it is without enduring physical or emotional distress that can often be reduced or relieved with non-traditional medical care.
While medical marijuana is not right for every person or every condition, it can improve the quality of life for many people currently suffering without hope of relief. We at Natural Clinic MD are committed to helping our patients achieve their health goals and live life to the fullest.
We opened our doors in 2017 with a deep commitment to providing compassionate individualized care for adult patients suffering from serious medical conditions and terminal illnesses. Please contact us to arrange a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION if you think you or a loved one might qualify for care with our clinic.
Tanmay Patel, MD
Tanmay Patel, MD, is a board-certified internist with over 15 years of clinical experience. Throughout his career he has treated many patients suffering with chronic pain and debilitating diseases. The legalization of medical marijuana in Florida offers new and effective treatments options for these conditions. Dr. Patel strives to serve all his patients at Natural Clinic MD with the highest degree of compassion and professional expertise.
With a stroke of the pen on March 18, 2019 , Governor Ron DeSantis expanded treatment options for citizens suffering from serious medical issues throughout the state of Florida. Senate Bill 182 , signed into law, now allows authorized medical marijuana physicians like Dr. Patel to recommend cannabis in a smokable form to their patients. (This new measure repeals an earlier law that prevented patients from smoking medical marijuana under any conditions.)
This is an exciting development for individuals urgently seeking relief from distressing or disabling medical or psychological conditions. Some patients find that smoking marijuana provides greater symptom relief than using oils, edibles, or other cannabis products. For these individuals, smoking marijuana can significantly improve their overall wellbeing and quality of life.
There are several important points to keep in mind regarding smokable medical marijuana:
- By law, patients can possess no more than four ounces of marijuana at home at a time.
- Patients can only smoke marijuana inside their homes. Even with a medical recommendation, smoking is not allowed in the workplace or in public places such as restaurants.
- Patients must sign a consent form before Dr. Patel can write a recommendation for smokable marijuana.
As with all decisions related to medical marijuana, it is important to carefully discuss your particular medical case with Dr. Patel. Smokable marijuana is not a miracle drug and is not the best option for every patient.
Most importantly, regardless what medical marijuana product is used, it is vital to keep all follow-up appointments with Dr. Patel. By closely monitoring the details of your particular case, he can ensure that you are receiving the safest and most effective treatment possible.
As always, we at Natural Clinic MD wish you the best of health and look forward to serving you in the future.