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At the time of the visit , patients must bring their most recent medical records with their diagnosis
What is Exalt Med?
Exalt Med is a private clinic catering to individuals of all ages who have complicated diagnoses, and who may be able to find relief through the medical use of the cannabis plant in all its forms.
The goal of the clinic is to maximize and replenish each individual’s endocannabinoid system, thereby achieving the therapeutic goals of treatment and restoring quality of life
How can Exalt Med help me?
The ExAlt Med team can help with every step of your healing process.
If you’re not sure what’s wrong, but you know something isn’t right, we can help you figure out what’s causing your symptoms or discomfort.
If you do have a diagnosis, but you want a second opinion about how to move forward, we can help you make the right choices.
If you live in Florida and believe that medical marijuana may improve your treatment regimen, we can help you obtain the medicine you need
What should I bring to my first visit?
• Your most recent physician document describing your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Your most recent hospital discharge summary, if you have been admitted within the last year.
A recent clinical note from your primary care physician.
Any documents, labs, or radiologic studies that you feel would provide context and aid in the formation of a treatment plan.
Signed HIPAA Compliance Form, Medical Consent Form, and Medical Release Form (these will be emailed to the patient upon confirmation of appointment).
Will Exalt Med work in conjunction with my primary care physician?
Exalt Med will make every effort to contact your primary care physician or your Primary Specialist to discuss your current treatment plan, both to gain context and to communicate our recommendation(s) for your specific case.
A signed consent form permitting these conversations to take place is required.
Can I receive a Physician Certification on my first visit?
Provided that you are diagnosed with a qualifying condition and registered with Florida’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry, you can obtain your Physician Certification on your first visit to Exalt Med.
Registration with the Florida Department of Health Medical Medical Marijuana Use Registry requires the patient or caregiver to complete an application and pay an application fee of $75 before the card can be issued. This process takes about 15 minutes, and we will walk you through every step.
Minors under 18 must have two physicians certify their diagnosis in order to obtain a Florida Medical Marijuana Card. In addition, minors MUST have a caregiver to obtain and administer their medication; caregivers must also complete an application and pay the application fee of $75, totalling two applications for patient and caregiver, and $150 in fees paid to the Florida Department of Health.
If Medical Marijuana isn’t right for me, can you still help?
If you aren’t interested in the psychoactive side-effects of medicines that contain THC, other options include hemp-derived CBD products, which have many of the same effects of Medical Marijuana, without the high.
In addition, lifestyle modifications to support the health of your endocannabinoid system are recommended for all patients, whether or not they elect to use Medical Marijuana.
Everything we have learned about Medical Marijuana is related to its effects on the endocannabinoid system, and qualities of the plant can be isolated to fine-tune the mode and dose. This versatility, coupled with good doctor-patient communication, can benefit a wide range of individuals and conditions.
How will you secure my personal data?
All medical records, meaning every page of your ExAlt Med record and any documentation you provide to us, as well as any information contained therein, will be stored on a secure database only accessible to ExAlt Med. Additionally, no documentation of any patient visit can be sent to anyone without the consent of the patient.
Every patient must sign a HIPAA Compliant Authorization for the Release of Patient Information Pursuant to 45 CFR 164.508
Do you accept insurance?
At this time, no insurance companies offer coverage for Medical Marijuana or hemp-derived CBD.
However, if you are unable to afford your consultation or medication out-of-pocket, we will work with you to ensure that you don’t go without the care you need.
If I’m not a resident of Florida can you still help me?
Exalt Med has vast knowledge and expertise in all areas of medicine, including pediatric and medically complex cases. We are happy to provide consultation and advice to residents of all 50 states, but we can only recommend Medical Marijuana to residents of Florida.
Even if you’re not a resident of Florida, we can carefully construct a treatment plan in conjunction with your primary care doctor or primary specialist, no matter where you live.
Do I have to pay for my first visit if I don’t receive a physician certification?
Every doctor/patient encounter is treated like any other appointment with a medical professional. All visits have a fee.