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.

SERVICES OFFERED

INITIAL EVALUATION (DC, MD, VA, CA, NV)

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, and what methods of administration would be most beneficial. You will also receive cannabis strain, ratios, and dosing recommendations.

RENEWAL CONSULTATION

For patients who have had prior evaluations and recommendations and wish to continue  cannabis therapy.

OFFICE OR TELEPHONE FOLLOW-UP VISIT

Continuing visits for existing patients only.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

A comprehensive evaluation and recommendations to address micronutrient deficiencies, increased body fat, leaky gut, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, irritable bowel, autoimmune conditions, and inflammation.

CANNABIS MEDICATION REVIEW

This service is available for patients who were certified elsewhere and need help with cannabinoid ratios, strains, delivery methods, or medication interactions. Can be done in-office, by phone or videoconferencing.

 

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 professional medical advise. This service is available to anyone, regardless of residency.

TELEMED INITIAL and RENEWAL EVALUATIONS
(California/Nevada ONLY)

This service is for educational consultations in any state and for California and Nevada recommendations. This service is not available for DC or MD certifications.

HEMP (CBD) OIL TESTING

This services provides testing of CBD oil for potency, cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and potential contaminants.

 

Conditions Treated

Though not complete, these conditions typically respond to cannabis and qualify for certification in DC, MD, VA, and CA:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer’s
  • ALS
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Dis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’/UC
  • Depression
  • Glaucoma
  • Headaches
  • Huntington’s
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Obesity
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Parkinson’s/Tremors
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Psoriasis/Eczema
  • PMS/Cramps
  • PTSD
  • Restless Leg
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Shingles
  • Stroke/TBI
  • Tourette’s/Tics

At Takoma Park Alternative 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.

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District of Columbia

Register after your appointment. You receive a Recommendation Number from the doctor that is needed for your application.

DC Medical Marijuana Program

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Maryland

Register before or after your appointment. Once you receive your Patient Number your certification is completed by the doctor.

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission 

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Virginia and California

No registration is required. The doctor will give you the paperwork you need.

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 Alternative 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 Alternative Care is right for you.

Hear From Our Clients

“Great service from start to finish.Tamika, the office manager is the best. Polite, efficient, very professional. Spent a lot of time with Dr. Frye who teaches about marijuana and explains how it works and what to expect. Very helpful.”

P.L.

Happy Patient

“Dr. Frye is very down to earth and helpful. I needed a DC medical license to obtain marijuana for my arthritis and depression. The office visit was easy, no waiting. The doctor herself is very knowledgeable about the product and what I needed for my specific maladies. I have recommended Dr. Frye to many friends and family members.”

N.S.

Happy Mother