Dr. Sawyer is Certified to Recommend (CTR) medical cannabis (medicinal marijuana) for designated medical conditions as set up by the state of Ohio for patients Doctor Sawyer determines meet the medical criteria.
Step 1 is a Medical Cannabis Consultation:
Dr. Sawyer offers a personal consultation about medicinal cannabis to patients or a family member to answer any questions you may have.
Step 2 – Making a determination if you qualify for certification:
For Dr. Sawyer to make a determination during your consultation visit, you will need to have current medical records and/or a letter from your personal physician concerning your chronic conditions that support one of the listed medical conditions. If you do NOT have the necessary documentation, you will need to return for another consultation with appropiate medical documentation by your physician(s).
For those patients who have a personal physician, Dr. Sawyer would prefer to be a consultant to your personal physician concerning your care with medicinal cannabis. We prefer you do not switch your personal physician in order to be in Dr. Sawyer’s Cannabis Clinic process. This Cannabis Clinic service is to help improve the medical care of each patient, as we do when referring to other subspecialties.
Up-to-date information regarding medicinal cannabis in Ohio can be found at the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy website ( CLICK HERE ). Please check there regularly for information or you can call their telephone helpline at 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627).
Medical Cannabis Consultation FAQs
What does a Consultation cost?
$175 per consult visit – 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 credited to 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 confidential discussion with Dr. Sawyer about medicinal cannabis. This does not guarantee that you will receive a certification.
What should I bring with me to the Consultation?
Information that you should bring to the initial Consultation is:
- PAPER COPIES of medical records from your personal physician, specialist, and/or hospital discharge summaries that address the medical condition pertinent to Ohio’s conditions for medicinal cannabis.
- Full disclosure of medical history, including addiction issues or other pertinent data you believe Dr. Sawyer should know.
- Medical records should be PAPER COPIES ONLY. Do NOT bring records in a CD, USB or web login format.
- Do NOT have your records sent to us directly before your initial consultation with Dr. Sawyer. Bring them with you to the consult.
If you do not have the necessary documentation that Dr. Sawyer needs to meet Ohio criteria, you will need to return for an additional Consultation visit in the determination process. Each additional consultation will be $175.
After you receive your medical cannabis card from the State of Ohio:
There is a requirement to see Dr. Sawyer for a follow up appointment every 90 days for review and documentation of progress and renewal of cannabis recommendation. This is different from a Consultation Documentation may have to be reported to the state as well. (Usually $125-$150 per appointment.)
How to schedule a Consultation for Cannabis Clinic?
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 and please do NOT call the doctor’s cell phone.