WRITER. DOCTOR. VOLUNTEER.
Dr. Cheryl Bugailiskis graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Pediatrician. She has completed both the Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine curriculum for the state of California and the Medical Use of Marijuana curriculum through the state of New York. She is a licensed physician in both CA and NY states.
I went into medicine because I have a deep compassion for people almost to a fault. It is hard for me to see people in pain and not be able to help. I feel like medicine has become more about crossing your T's and less about spending time with the individual person. When I worked in primary care we would see the patient for less than 5 minutes and spend the whole day typing notes. Most of the notes I was typing was for litigation purposes. Plus, many of the patients already read about their condition online and already knew precisely how they wanted to be helped..whether right or wrong.
This left me empty in my heart as I went into medicine to spend time with patients and actually help. When I came across helping patients with medical marijuana I felt that patients were not only more receptive to the treatment you were giving but happy to be helped.
The health benefits of medical marijuana include relief from pain, muscles spasms, nausea, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic inflammation such as arthritis, neurapathy, seizures and autoimmune disorders.
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