Overview of Services
We employ a personalized style of cannabinoid and lifestyle medicine that approaches chronic medical conditions with a focus on addressing the core imbalances or underlying causes rather than just treating the symptoms.
INITIAL CERTIFICATION EVALUATION (DC, MD, VA)
A thorough review of your condition, prior treatments, and current medications. In addition to certification, you will receive information on how cannabis might help your condition, what methods of administration would be most beneficial, what types of cannabis might be best suited to your condition, and what are the most effective ways of using cannabis to alleviate your symptoms. And if it is desired, you will also receive instructions on how to use cannabis in ways to maximize relief while minimizing or avoiding intoxication or impairment.
CERTIFICATION RENEWAL CONSULTATION
For patients who have had prior evaluations and recommendations and wish to continue cannabis therapy.
VIDEOMEDICINE, OR TELEPHONE FOLLOW-UP VISIT
Continuing visits for existing patients only. In office visits are currently suspended due to COVID-19. They will resue when it is safe to do so.
IN-HOME OR CARE FACILITY VISIT
This service is for patients in senior communities who have travel constraints, nursing, hospice, or assisted care facilities; home hospice; ventilator-assisted patients, and severe autism.
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION – TELEPHONE (Any State or Country)
This service is geared to provide personalized education regarding cannabis use and/or dosing via a phone call or videoconference. It is not creating a physician- patient relationship and all communications provided are purely informational and not to be viewed as medical advise.
LIFESTYLE & OBESITY MEDICINE
A comprehensive evaluation and recommendations to address carbohydrate, fat, and protein intake; energy expenditure and appropriate exercise prescriptions; sleep; stress reduction; micronutrient deficiencies and food sensitivities, that lead to leaky gut; anxiety, depression; chronic pain; chronic fatigue; migraines; irritable bowel; autoimmune conditions; and chronic inflammation.
We offer an integrative approach to weight loss. Excess body fat significantly increases your risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol; heart disease, stroke, cancer, and complications from COVID-19.
Our philosophy is to incoroporate evidence-based lifestyle changes and when indicated, nutritional supplementation, medication, and sometimes surgery to reduce body fat, improve glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, increase good cholesterol, and have you healthier and feeling better than ever.
CANNABIS MEDICATION REVIEW
This service is available for patients who are certified to use cannabis and need help with ratios, varieties, delivery methods, adverse effects or medication interactions. Can be done in-office, by phone or videoconferencing.
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION – TELEMED
This service is for educational consultations in any state. This service is not available for certifications.This type of consultation is informational only and does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
Though not complete, these conditions typically respond to cannabis and qualify for certification in DC, MD, VA, and CA:
- Autoimmune Dis
- Chronic Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Opioid Addiction
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Restless Leg
- Sleep Apnea
At Takoma Park Integrative Care, you’ll be assessed by a doctor who makes cannabis recommendtations geared to your specific symptoms and cannabis experience.
As such, our integrative medicine approach under the guidance of Dr. Patricia Frye is based on the following:
- Complementary to and inclusive a variety of treatment modalities
- Holistically oriented, focusing on mind, body and spirit
- Focuses on optimal health – not just the absence of symptoms or dis-ease
- Requires patient to take an active role in health creation
- Acknowledges multi-factorial nature of complex situation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach
- A preference for natural, non-toxic therapies – harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself
How It Works
We make a thorough review of your medical condition and make recommendations based on your age, cannabis experience, and condition(s). DC and MD residents will have to register for address verification.
Virginia and California
How Medical Cannabis Works
Not only have I have personally seen the benefits of cannabis therapy for these conditions, I have done my homework and understand WHY it is effective in regulating so many bodily functions.
Most conditions respond to CBD strains of cannabis that have relatively small amounts, if any, THC and therefore, no psychoactivity.
Strains that work well for insomnia have THC but promote a restorative sleep that leaves patients feeling rested and refreshed upon awakening. Small amounts of THC are mood elevating and help patients with mild depression.
Strains that are exceptional in treating chronic pain have THC but at the right dose, will alleviate pain, distract you from your pain, and leave you clear minded, focused, and productive.
If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these conditions, or are suffering from the side effects of medications that we typically use to treat these conditions (opiates, anxiety meds, and muscle relaxants in particular), you owe it to yourself to consider medicinal cannabis as an alternative or adjunct to your therapeutic regimen.
It’s Not About Getting High…
Using medicinal cannabis does not have to be what you experienced in college. It can be, if the dose is high, but at low to moderate doses, it’s an amazing regulator of pain, inflammation, mood, and spasticity.
Our mission is to provide quality and responsible care for patients who desire a natural alternative for treating problems like chronic pain; irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, seizures, autism, muscle spasms, diabetic or HIV neuropathic pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, arthritis (psoriatic, degenerative, rheumatoid, and gouty), migraines, PMS/menstrual pain, fibromyalgia, opiate, benzodiazepine, and muscle relaxant dependency,Parkinson’s, ALS, spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis; agitation and poor appetite associated with Alzheimer’s, . Cancer patients benefit from cannabis’ ability to diminish pain and nausea, while increasing appetite and a sense of wellbeing.
Wonder If Takoma Park Integrative Care Is Right For You?
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Takoma Park Integrative Care is right for you.