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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

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. 

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Relieve Your Pain Safely With Medical Marijuana!

Louisiana Approved Delivery Methods:


Alcohol-based cannabis extracts


Cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin.

Gelatin Chews

Chewable cannabis gummies


Products processed to keep the most desirable plant compounds

Metered Inhalers

Pure and exact dosing of THC without any fillers or impurities

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.

Book An Appointment

Call IMS at (318) 445-1196 and book an appointment with Dr. Rush.

Attend Consultation/Evaluation

At your appointment, you will discuss symptoms and medical history with Dr. Rush.

Receive Recommendation

If approved, your recommendation will be faxed to The Medicine Cabinet for purchase.

Discussing Therapeutic
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.

Pain Management with THC and Medical Marijuana - Marijuana Docotrs in Alexandria, La
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions Regarding
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.

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.

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.

Inhalation: vaping and smoking
Oral ingestion: oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles
Topical: salves, balms, and patches

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.

There has been extensive research conducted covering the chances of addiction to medicinal marijuana. The results have shown an extremely low risk of addiction if it’s taken at the low therapeutic doses recommended by medical professionals. There is also a low level of toxicity. However, there is a concern when it comes to the psychological dependence of marijuana for those who use it heavily. Even though it is not physically addictive, it may be psychologically addictive when used in large quantities. CBD oil has been used during some studies to help people successfully stop abusing marijuana as well as treat other types of addiction.

No, medical marijuana is not covered by insurance.

Yes, you can be recommended to the Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, the only medical marijuana pharmacy in Central Louisiana.