Medical Marijuana Consultation:
Dr. Sawyer has received a special license “Certification to Recommend” (CTR) marijuana for designated medical conditions as set up by the state of Ohio. The Patient Registry is not available at this time, so no one can be signed up on the state registry for medical cannabis in the state of Ohio. Once the Patient Registry process is completed and available online, only then can Dr. Sawyer sign a patient up in the Patient Registry for CTR medicinal cannabis.
Dr. Sawyer offers a private consultation about medicinal cannabis to those who are interested in considering medical marijuana for themselves or a family member. During this consultation, Dr. Sawyer is very happy to have a confidential conversation about any question you may have. He will be able to give you a better understanding whether you or a family member may meet the specific state criteria for the conditions being considered in Ohio at this time.
If you are looking for a definitive answer on whether you meet the criteria and are a new patient to the practice or cannabis clinic, you will need to have your physician’s supported objective data of your chronic conditions that are listed as one of the conditions in Ohio at this time. Otherwise, you will need to return for another “consultation” with the medical documentation by other physicians in order for Dr. Sawyer to make a decision whether your chronic medical conditions meet the criteria for medicinal cannabis in Ohio.
Dr. Sawyer is happy to be a consultant to your personal physician who takes care of your medical care and to share information with them concerning your care. You do not have to switch your personal physician in order to be considered in Dr. Sawyer’s Cannabis Clinic process. This service is to help improve the medical care of each patient, as we do with other subspecialties.
For up-to-date information regarding medicinal cannabis in Ohio please visit the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy website ( CLICK HERE ) regularly or you can call their telephone helpline at 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627). They will be very helpful and can answer many questions regarding the states timeline and process regarding CTR for medicinal cannabis in Ohio.
If you would like to get started with your private conversation with Dr. Sawyer, call the office to schedule a consultation – (513)-769-4951. Please do NOT call the doctor’s cell phone.
Medical Marijuana Consultation FAQs
- What does a consultation cost?
$150 – Cash or Credit card only (Visa or Mastercard). No checks.
A $75 non-refundable scheduling fee is due at the time you schedule your first consult appointment. This amount will be deducted from your initial consult fee on the date of your appointment.
- What can I expect in a Consultation Visit
The consultation visit is an opportunity to have a candid discussion with Dr. Sawyer about medical conditions for medicinal cannabis. This does not guarantee that you will receive a “CTR”. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions as to whether you may or may not meet criteria at this time. Many people have brought in progress notes or a letter from your personal physician providing your ongoing medical care as a starting point. The goal is to have at least one year of medical documentation from other physicians.
After Dr. Sawyer has seen you and made an initial determination of whether you may meet the medical conditions for CTR in the state of Ohio, he may then recommend you join the Cannabis Clinic and pay the annual medical home fee of $160.
- What should I bring with me to the consultation?
Information that would be very helpful but not required to bring to the initial consultation is:
Medical records from personal physician and or hospital discharge summaries.
Full disclosure past of medical history addiction issues or other pertinent data you believe Dr. Sawyer should know.
If you do not have all the necessary documentation that Dr. Sawyer needs, however, you may need additional consultation visits in the determination process. Each additional consultation will be $150.
- What happens after medicinal cannabis is available:
There is a requirement to see Dr. Sawyer every 90 days for review and documentation of progress. Documentation has to be reported to the state as well. (Usually $120-$150 per appointment.)
- How to schedule a consultation?
To schedule your appointment please call the office during office hours to set up your medical cannabis consultation. The number is 513-769-4951. Please do not leave a message or call the doctor’s cell phone. Thank you.