Closing Our Office
September 1, 2016
As of today our office is officially closed. It is, indeed, a very sad day for us.
If you have an emergency, please dial 911 and seek care at the nearest emergency department.
If you have a question or concern, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a secure email service that we have set up to communicate with you.
If you don’t have email and you need to get in touch with me, please call me on my cell phone, 413-923-2101. Cell phones are routinely used to communicate with patients these days, however, if you choose to call me on my cell phone please be aware that this is not a secure line.
As you know, we are working with Canna Care Docs to have them take “custody” of your medical record. The attorneys are working on the final documents that will allow a very smooth transition of care to their office. Unfortunately, if you go to their offices today or tomorrow, they will not have access to your medical record. Kindly wait until next week when Canna Care Docs will have taken “custody” (legal terminology–sorry) of your medical record and if you sign a release form at their office, Canna Care Docs will be able to access your medical record.
If you would like your records sent elsewhere (to someone other than Canna Care), please print this Authorization for the Release of Medical Information and mail it to 16 Taylor Street, Northampton, MA 01060 and we will make these arrangements for you.
Finding a Physician for Medical Marijuana Certification
Any Massachusetts licensed physician in good standing, registered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Medical Marijuana Program, may issue written certifications for qualifying patients. Please first ask your primary care physician. If they are unable or unwilling to help you, you may wish to contact one of the offices listed below. We complied this list from internet sources.
Canna Care Docs:
241 King St #212,Northampton, MA 01060 (781) 382-8053
708 MA-134, South Dennis, MA 02660 (781) 382-8053
269 Moody St #209, Waltham, MA 02453 (781) 382-8053
6 Essex Center Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 (781) 382-8053
966 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072 (781) 382-8053
101 Pleasant St #101, Worcester, MA 01608 (781) 382-8053
Docs-Consult Medical: 106 Federal St, Greenfield, MA 01301 (412) 223-6505
MariMed Consultants: 1985 Main St #209, Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 455-1081
Integr8 Massachusetts: 101 Cambridge St #310, Burlington, MA 01803 (781) 328-4488
Uplifting Health and Wellness: 127 W Central St #220, Natick, MA 01760 (508) 444-2324
MMJ Physician Practice: 60 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 675-1405
Casco Bay Medical: 130 Centre St, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 705-1905
Inhale MD: 2285 Massachusetts Ave #102, Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 477-8886
The Holistic Center: 320 Washington St #300, Brighton, MA 02135 (617) 787-7400
MedMar Medical, LLC: 800 Cummings Park Dr Suite 1775, Woburn, MA 01801 (781) 933-9399
Delta 9 Medical Consulting: 388 Pleasant St #304, Malden, MA 02148 (970) 335-8290
421 Merrimack St #101b, Methuen, MA 01844 (970) 232-2151
There are 3 important dates that you must track to avoid having your Certification, ID Card, or Registration expire:
1. Your ID Card Expires on the date listed on the front of the card.
2. Your Registration, which you completed when you applied for your ID card, expires annually on the date listed on your ID card. For example, if your ID expires on September 5, 2018, your Registration must be renewed annually by September 5, 2016, September 5, 2017, and September 5, 2018.
3. Your Certification must be renewed by your physician annually and requires an in-person visit with them.
ID Card and Registration Renewal are completed online via the Virtual Gateway. This is also where you go to determine when your Certification expires, to change your address, and to upload a copy of a new driver’s license if yours has expired.
If you have lost your UserID and password or are having trouble logging into the Virtual Gateway (https://sso.hhs.state.ma.us/VGPortal/faces/businessServices.jspx?_adf.ctrl-state=aahc3dspi_11) please call the Virtual Gateway at 1-800-421-0938 and they will help you recover your login information.
If you did not use the internet to order your ID Card and Register as a patient, please call the Medical Use of Marijuana Program at 1-617-660-5370 for help. Your expiration dates are also listed on the paperwork that we gave you when you were seen in our office.
Finally, if you are have difficulty finding a successor physician, or are having problems with the ID Card or Registration systems, the next step would be to voice your frustrations to those in a position to help you improve the system:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Candace Lapidus Sloane, MD, Chair 781-876-8200
Department of Public Health Monica Bharel, MD, Commissioner 617-624-6000
Massachusetts Medical Society James S. Gessner, MD, President 781-893-4610
Governor Charles Baker 617-725-4005
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg 617-722-1500
Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo 617-722-2500