How Telehealth Australia Is Connecting Patients With Medical Marijuana Practitioners

 

Life has a way of impacting our mental and physical health. A whole host of conditions have been linked to the modern lifestyle; from anxiety and depression to chronic pain and other diseases. Sometimes, these conditions can be debilitating, drastically affecting our quality of life. That’s often the point at which we seek help.


Traditionally, that help would come through a visit to the doctor’s office, where a doctor would listen to symptoms, run a physical check, and prescribe medication where necessary. Since 2020, that process has been streamlined through Telehealth, a remote, over-the-phone service that makes it possible to access quality health care from anywhere in Australia.

 

The portal is especially useful for patients seeking alternative medicine, where conventional therapies have failed to provide relief. Greencare is one of the first online health care practices in Australia to work with medical marijuana in all its forms (herb, oils, and other derivatives made from hemp, CBD, and THC), offering hope for thousands of Australians suffering from chronic conditions.

 

Studies have shown that cannabis-derived therapeutics can treat conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and some neurological conditions. The TGA has approved the use of these therapeutics throughout Australia - but there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled in order for patients to obtain a prescription. 

 

The below will help you to understand the what, why, and how of cannabis prescriptions in Australia. Read through the guide carefully and don’t hesitate to ask for clarification from our team.

 

 

Who can a CBD medical practice prescribe cannabis products to?

For many patients, going to a CBD specialist is their last resort. They’ve tried conventional treatments, found little to no success, and continue to live with debilitating symptoms. For such patients, medical marijuana could be a treatment option - but only after all other possibilities have been exhausted.

 

Research like that of the National Library of Medicine shows that cannabis treatments are very effective in treating ailments and decreasing inflammation, a constant presence in autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia. Many patients who have tried cannabis have reported pain relief and have, in some cases, even replaced synthetic medications with this natural and effective alternative.

 

At Greencare, we focus on providing our patients with the best treatment and guidance. With highly trained doctors and nurse practitioners available for Telehealth consultations, we seek to resolve long standing problems in the most convenient and effective ways possible.

 

Greencare professionals have been trained in the use of medical marijana for the treatment of chronic conditions. Supported by contemporary studies, our practitioners assess the potential for treatment based upon medical history, prior drugs used, and the long-term risks and benefits associated with cannabis use.

 

Like all therapeutics, there are risks associated with the benefits, and these plant-based alternatives are not for everyone. The best course of action for determining whether they are safe and effective for you is to consult with a trained professional who has both knowledge and practice in the field.

 

Only two kinds of practitioners are able to prescribe cannabis to patients. These are:

 

  • Professionals who have been trained in the use of medical cannabis and pre-approved to prescribe by the TGA, or
  • General practitioners who have specifically requested approval from the TGA to prescribe cannabis therapeutics to a patient

 

All of the medical professionals in our practice have been granted this approval. Depending on your condition, we may be able to prescribe an oil, plant or derivative to provide relief for symptoms where other medications have not. By law, a consultation is required to determine if you qualify. Why not do it from the comfort of your home?

 

 

Get expert guidance through Telehealth, anywhere in Australia

Providing patients with the best treatment and guidance has always been the Greencare goal. The telehealth system allows us to easily reach patients across Australia, providing fast, efficient, and thoughtful medical care when it’s needed most. Within a 24 hour timeframe, our doctors speak to patients, assess their conditions, and, where applicable, prescribe medications which arrive the next day. No waiting, no extended delivery delays - and no need to visit the doctor’s office in person.

 

If you’d like to book an appointment with our professionals, simply follow the link and fill out the fields. Expect to receive a call from our experts at the time you’ve chosen, where you’ll be heard, assessed, and treated with care and understanding.

 

Disclaimer: This is not an incentive to use plant-based medicine. Greencare Clinics advise that you should always talk to a health professional for advice for your specific needs.