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“After years of chronic pain and three autoimmune diseases, I was exhausted with trying to find a treatment that worked. One day, my primary care provider told me that I could get a recommendation for Medical Marijuana here in central Louisiana. I jumped at the chance it try it out. On the third day of using the tincture, my husband mentioned that he noticed a change in my overall mood. I wasn’t just laughing more or sleeping better, but I could also feel a huge difference in my joints, it felt like they had all been lubricated like the tin man! I wish everyone knew about this amazing alternative to pain medication.”
- Marion, IMS Patient
Robert Rush, MD, NPH
Occupational Medicine Physician Dr. Robert Rush is the only board-certified Occupational Medicine Physician in our entire area. Dr. Rush is also Board Certified in Bariatrics, on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, and is a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians.
Receive a Custom Recommendation for Medical Marijuana at IMS
If you are interested in learning more about medical marijuana and how it may be an affective method of treatment for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rush at IMS by calling (318) 445-1196. After attending your evaluation, if approved, you will receive a custom plan for treatment. Dr. Rush will manage your intake and make adjustments as needed.
Marijuana with Dr. Rush
In a recent Facebook Live interview, Dr. Rush discusses common questions regarding Medical Marijuana including uses, side effects, treated medical conditions and more.
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions Regarding
What is medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana — also called medical cannabis — is a term for derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant that are used to relieve serious and chronic symptoms.
What are THC and CBD?
THC is an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol. When THC enters the body, it attaches to and stimulates cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The stimulation of these receptors affects the body in various ways. Among its effects are reduced pain inflammation, increased appetite, nausea, and insomnia.
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. This chemical is non-impairing and non-euphoric, meaning it doesn’t produce the “high” that THC does.
What are the side effects of taking medicinal marijuana??
Possible side effects include: increased heart rate, low blood pressure, dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting short-term reduced memory, short-term reduced attention span, decreased problem-solving skills.
How can you take medicinal marijuana?
Will I pass a drug test while taking Medical Marijuana?
No, standard drug tests typically will not be able to screen whether the marijuana strain is medical or recreational. Most tests come back positive or not positive based on the presence of metabolites detected at specific levels, and there’s no way to tell definitively whether a prescription is involved by a test alone.
Can you become addicted to Medical Marijuana?
Will my insurance cover my use of medical marijuana?
No, medical marijuana is not covered by insurance.
Is there a dispensary near me in central Louisiana??
Yes, you can be recommended to the Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, the only medical marijuana pharmacy in Central Louisiana.