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Medical Practitioners who are informed and comfortable discussing Medical Cannabis
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1. Consult your usual Doctor
Patients considering medicinal cannabis treatment should first discuss this option with their treating GP or specialist medical practitioner. Read Talking to you doctor for more information.
Patients should be aware that currently:
- this treatment option is generally considered where other medications have proven ineffective or poorly tolerated by the patient, or where the patient is in palliative or end-of-life care.
- TGA applications (excluding those for SAS A – palliative care) need to state if the medical practitioner making the application is the patient’s ‘usual’ doctor.
Your current treating medical practitioner should have a good understanding of your medical conditions AND access to your medical records. Information regarding your medical records may need to be submitted if an application is made to the TGA. If you request a new medical practitioner submits your application then they will need to request access to your medical records and explain why they are making the application.
2. Find a Doctor
As medical cannabis is a relatively new healthcare treatment option for Australian doctors, some practitioners may lack experience or not be comfortable prescribing medicinal cannabis. As most medicinal cannabis products are currently not TGA-approved, the regulatory framework also imposes different and generally more challenges and time-consuming requirements than those applicable to TGA-approved and established products.
Because of this, GreenChoices is developing its Find a Doctor service which seeks to help patients wishing to explore this option to locate a doctor near them who is informed about medicinal cannabis treatment. If you’d like to be notified when this functionality is available, OR when there are new doctors listed in your state please register your email address in the box further below.
Please note: if you are visiting a new doctor, you will need to discuss with them the following information so they can consider your suitability for medical cannabis as a treatment option:
- Previous medical history (around the condition you would like to discuss medical cannabis as a treatment)
- Previous medications taken (for this same condition)
- List of your current medications
- Summary of prior medical history and diagnosis (eg high blood pressure , asthma etc)
It is recommended to bring this information to your consultation and you can request this from your current practice or medical centre.
3. Medical Practitioners
Medical Practitioners currently informed about medical cannabis, registered with GreenChoices and consented to details being published:
New South Wales
Gull Herzberg, General Practitioner
-Bellingen Healing Centre, 18 William St, Bellingen NSW 2454 Ph: (02) 6655 0000
-Southern Cross Medical Specialists, Ground Floor, Suite 2/343 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Ph: (02) 6658 4000
Jag Dhaliwal, General Practitioner
G2 Eco Building, 104/189 S Centre Rd, Tullamarine VIC 3043 Ph: (03) 9338 5657
Peter Eng, General Practitioner
24 Armstrong St, Middle Park VIC 3206 Ph: (03) 9682 3966
Igor Jakubowicz, General Practitioner
34 Riddell Rd, Wantirna South VIC 3152 Ph: (03) 9801 9055
Barbara James, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
289 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185 Ph: 1300 637 832
Vicki Kotsirilos, General Practitioner
31 Dunstan St, Clayton VIC 3168 Ph: (03) 9544 5993
Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist
73 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182 Ph: (03) 9534 9495
Justin Welsh, General Practitioner (Emergency Medicine)
Dr Molapo Selepe, General Practitioner
Harrisdale Medical Centre , Ph: (08) 6168 9222
Dr Joe Kosterich, General Practitioner
Kingsley Woodvale Medical Centre , Ph: (08) 9409 0333
Dr Alan Shortt, General Practitioner
Carnarvon Aboriginal Medical Services, Ph: (08) 9941 2200
We will continue to add practitioners to this list as they advise GreenChoices they are happy to include their details.
The following clinics are another option. You can discuss with your doctor the option to refer you to a practitioner to work with them and contact some of the below clinics:
Cannabis Access (national):
Ph: 1300 991 477
Compass Clinics (NSW only)
CDA Clinics (QLD & VIC clinics, national telehealth)
Emerald Clinics (WA & NSW only)
Ph: 1300 436 363
PlantMed (QLD, national telehealth)
Ph: (07) 3193 9280
Please note: these clinics have additional fees and usually require a doctor referral. We suggest you contact them directly for further information.
GreenChoices provides this listing as a service to potential patients who legitimately need or require medical attention/medical opinion; we have no vested interest in any specific physicians, nor do we provide any assurance or guarantee with respect to their service. Inclusion in this list does not imply that a doctor endorses medicinal cannabis products.