Available at Elite Med Sanctuary Cove
and Elite Med Coomera
Specialising in Plant-Based Therapies Approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – Medicinal Cannabis Clinic with Dr. Mehdi
In recent years, plant-based medicine derived from the cannabis sativa plant has emerged as a groundbreaking alternative in the realm of healthcare, offering hope and relief to patients grappling with chronic conditions.
Dr Mehdi is a specialist GP and has been authorised by the TGA to prescribe plant-based medicine.
In Australia, plant-based medicine can only be accessed via prescription by a general practitioner authorised by the TGA or by a registered healthcare practitioner under a case by case authority from the TGA. Dr Mehdi is an authorised prescriber with authority from the TGA to prescribe plant-based medicine.
Please refer to Medicinal cannabis: Information for consumers for TGA advice and information on plant-based medicine.
Dr Mehdi Mojtabaie
MD, FRACGP, Authorised Prescriber of Plant-Based Medicine, Medical Students Mentoring
Dr. Mehdi, a distinguished specialist in the field of plant-based medicine, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Elite Med Sanctuary Cove and Elite Med Coomera. As an authorised practitioner, Dr. Mehdi is committed to providing personalised care, taking into account the unique medical needs and conditions of each patient. His expertise lies in crafting individualised treatment plans that harness the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis to address a range of health concerns.
Benefits of Plant-Based Medicine
One of the most well-documented benefits of plant-based medicine is its effectiveness in managing pain. Cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system and provide pain relief through modulating pain signals. Neuropathic pain, migraines, cancer pain and chronic pain in general respond well to plant-based medicine.
Plant-based medicine has shown anti-inflammatory properties, making it a valuable option for conditions marked by inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases.
CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant, has demonstrated potential in alleviating symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It does so by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain, promoting a sense of calm and well-being.
ENDOMETRIOSIS AND MENOPAUSE
CBD and THC have shown to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with endometriosis and menopause due to their anti-inflammatory effects.
NAUSEA AND APPETITE STIMULATION
Plant-based medicine has proven effective in managing nausea and stimulating appetite, particularly in individuals undergoing chemotherapy or dealing with other conditions.
Plant-based medicine targets the endocannabinoid system in the body and has proven to be effective in alleviating insomnia and sleep disturbances.
Plant Based Medicine Services
Dr. Mehdi conducts thorough consultations to understand patients' medical histories, current conditions, and treatment goals to tailor a personalised treatment plan.
As specialist authorised prescriber, Dr. Mehdi has been authorised by TGA to prescribe plant-based medicine. These prescriptions adhere to regulations and guidelines, ensuring safe and effective treatments for patients.
EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
The clinic prioritises patient education, ensuring that individuals are well-informed about the potential benefits and risks associated with plant-based medicine. Dr. Mehdi provides guidance on proper usage, dosages, and potential side effects.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PLANT-BASED MEDICINE
You must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for plant-based medicine. To be eligible for prescription, a patient must have suffered from a chronic condition, defined as persisting over 3 months or otherwise beyond the normal healing time frame, and have failed to respond to standard treatment and/or experienced unwanted side effects. If this describes your circumstances, then you are likely eligible for plant-based medicine (subject to Doctor’s approval).
You do not need a referral for your initial consultation. You will be asked to bring: a signed consent form available from our receptionist, or click the button above to download and print.
- The cost of the Initial Consultation is $300.00 with a Medicare rebate of approximately $80.00.
- Follow up consultations are $100.00 with a Medicare rebate of approximately $40.00.
- There will be a $50 deposit charged at the time of booking your initial consultation.
- The deposit is not refundable if you cancel your appointment within 48 hours of the consultation.
No, the plant-based medicine is not included in your Consultation Fee. You should expect to pay around $4 – $10 per day for the medication. These prices are governed by the type you require and the Pharmacy. Like any other prescription, only the Pharmacy can provide and dispense this medication.
Please contact our reception staff who can provide you with an information leaflet, consent form.
The plant-based medicine services offered at Elite Med Sanctuary Cove and Elite Med Coomera, spearheaded by Dr. Mehdi, represent a progressive and patient-centric approach to healthcare.
As the plant-based medicine landscape continues to evolve, our clinic remains at the forefront, dedicated to unlocking the full potential of plant-derived therapies for the benefit of our patients. Through personalised consultations, authorised prescriptions, and ongoing education, we aim to empower individuals on their journey towards improved health and well-being.
If you are seeking a holistic and innovative approach to your health concerns, consider exploring the possibilities that plant-based medicine may offer under the expert guidance of Dr. Mehdi.
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