Medical Marijuana Specialist

Bensalem Medical Practice

Family Medicine located in Bensalem, PA

In the state of Pennsylvania, you need to undergo a physical evaluation with a certified physician to obtain medical marijuana. At Bensalem Medical Practice, you can meet with Kenneth Morris, DO, who can help you with all of the required exams and paperwork to receive your prescription. Find out more by booking a medical marijuana evaluation at this Bensalem, Pennsylvania, practice today or by calling the office.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is the process of getting medical marijuana?

Every state has its own unique rules for obtaining a medical marijuana card and filling your prescription. In the state of Pennsylvania, you must follow several steps:

  • Register through the Pennsylvania Department of Health website
  • Go through a medical marijuana exam with an approved provider
  • Pay for your medical marijuana identification card
  • Fill your prescription at your nearest Pennsylvania dispensary

Dr. Morris from Bensalem Medical Practice is one of the few physicians in Bucks County who is approved to perform medical marijuana examinations. He can help you throughout the entire registration process.

Am I a candidate for medical marijuana?

Pennsylvania recognizes several conditions and disorders that may qualify you for medical marijuana. Qualified following serious medical issues include the following:

  • Autism
  • Cancer 
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuropathy 
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Sickle cell anemia 
  • Severe chronic pain 
  • Neurodegenerative diseases 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Other conditions that may qualify you for medical marijuana, too, which is why Dr. Morris thoroughly examines you and talks with you about your personal medical history. 

You also have to be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania, with a valid driver’s license or state identification card, to apply for a medical marijuana card. 

What happens during a medical marijuana examination?

During your medical marijuana examination at Bensalem Medical Practice, Dr. Morris performs a series of tests and evaluations to diagnose your condition. Depending on your health history and current symptoms, Dr. Morris may:

  • Evaluate your medications, both prescription and over-the-counter
  • Order laboratory testing, such as a blood draw or urinalysis
  • Look at medical records from other providers or specialists 
  • Check your pulse and blood pressure
  • Perform a head-to-toe examination
  • Evaluate your pain level 
  • Check your reflexes

If you have a history of a chronic condition, bring your medical records with you or have them sent to the office before your medical marijuana evaluation to help expedite your medical evaluation processing.

Book your medical marijuana exam at Bensalem Medical Practice by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.