Eric J Exelbert MD
Eric J Exelbert MD is a board-certified pediatric intensivist and board-certified pediatrician. He is also registered in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, meaning he is permitted to authorize the use of medical cannabis for qualifying patients.
Dr. Exelbert sees patients of all ages and all diagnoses, and he has great interest and expertise in complex pediatric and adult cases. These complex cases often require a non-traditional treatment approach, which may include the use of medical cannabis when other methods are simply ineffective.
Dr. Exelbert obtained his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean and he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Exelbert went on to complete his pediatric critical care fellowship at Denver Children’s Hospital, where he nurtured a true passion for pediatric medicine in particular.
As an Intensive Care Physician, Dr. Exelbert interacts with thousands of patients each year. Through handling such a wide scope of diagnoses, an extensive experience base has been cultivated from which he is better equipped to make critical care decisions for unique patient cases.
Through his pediatric ICU experience, Dr. Exelbert has amassed significant understanding of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of endogenous cannabinoid receptors that are located primarily throughout the mammalian immune and nervous systems.
It is this endocannabinoid system which mediates the therapeutic effects of medical marijuana. In many conditions, dysfunction of the endocannabinoid system is involved in pathogenesis. Therefore, the therapeutic administration of cannabinoids proves effective in treating many illnesses because of its restorative effect on endocannabinoid tone and neurotransmission.
There have been copious amounts of research conducted into the roles of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis in epilepsy, anxiety, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic pain, and inflammatory bowel disease, just to name a few. The success of medical cannabis for these as well as numerous other types of syndromes and diseases is well-established.
It appears that a limiting factor in getting patients the kind of personalized, holistic care they need is the education level of healthcare practitioners with regard to the endocannabinoid system and its pervasive, ubiquitous physiological role in our health and well-being.
In addition to treating young and complex patients, Dr. Exelbert will also work intimately with Palliative Care and Hospice Care patients when end-of-life issues and comfort are paramount. Dr. Exelbert will find the most affordable and compassionate way to provide care to you and your family based on your needs.
Dr. Exelbert dedicated his life and career to treating the most critically ill patients; empathy and kindness are the defining qualities of his care.
Dr. Exelbert looks forward to meeting you, your child, or your loved one.
Is a professional physician practice that specializes in complex medical cases, taking full advantage of the benefits of medical marijuana, and the new legal environment of Florida.
ExAlt Med consists of a Board Certified Medical Doctor who is also qualified to authorize the use of medical cannabis in Florida. At ExAlt Med, we give you the opportunity to be heard and educated, and you will leave with the ability to improve your health and ease your discomfort.
Modern medicine has been changing quickly over the last several decades. Our clinic recognizes that there are alternative ways to improve health and wellness that offer more benefits with fewer adverse effects than current medical strategies. ExAlt Med focuses on these methods in order to bring you fully back to health. It is with great pleasure and honor that we welcome you to ExAlt Med.
If you are not able to come to one of our South Florida clinic locations, Dr. Exelbert is more than happy to consult with you at your place of residence. Please call today if you think we could help you or a loved one!