I’m very excited to have Dr. Rachna Patel as my guest for episode 14. Doctor Patel completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and her medical studies at Touro University in Vallejo, California.
Dr. Patel is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California and is has impeccable standing with the Medical Board of California. She has been practicing in the area of Medical Cannabis since 2012 and has treated countless patients.
In this interview Dr. Patel talks in detail about how cannabis can be used to successfully fight inflammation and how she has treated her patients for many chronic conditions. Listen up because she provides a lot of excellent information.
In this interview, Dr. Patel answers the following questions:
Please tell us a bit about who you are and what you do.
Will you tell us the story of how you became interested in using medical cannabis to treat your patients?
How are you able to treat your patients with cannabis while still protecting yourself legally?
What do your evaluations consist of and how do people obtain the cannabis that you recommend?
Can someone receive an evaluation from you online, and if so can they still get an evaluation even if they live in another state or country where cannabis is illegal?
How does cannabis work on the body for so many things?
Do you have case studies to back up your findings?
What are the most common misconceptions that people have about cannabis?
What forms and delivery methods of cannabis do you recommend for your patients?
I would like to specifically talk about several of the conditions that you have been able to treat with cannabis. I’d be interested in how you used cannabis and to what level of success. Let’s start with Arthritis.
How do you treat Neurological disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s Disease?
You have had success with using cannabis to treat people with Degenerative disc disease and back pain in general. How have you done that?
A lot of my listeners are interested in using cannabis for treating their chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia. What is your approach for treating that?
How do you use cannabis for gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s Disease and irritable bowel syndrome? and with what kind of success?
How do you treat anxiety disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
What do you find as the most successful approach when using cannabis for Sleep disorders?
I know that you’ve had a few patients suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition that is typically very difficult to treat, particularly with traditional medical methods. How are you treating it and to what level of success?
I’m also very interested in how you are able to use cannabis to enable your patients to get off of multiple medications. what it your experience with that?
What do you see as the future of medical cannabis?
Do you have any advice for somebody who may be suffering from a chronic condition but may be reticent or even scared to consider cannabis for any number of reasons?