As many of you are aware, one of the biggest problems with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is finding a doctor who is willing to certify that prospective patients have one of the qualifying medical conditions required to enter the program. Without a doubt, the #1 question asked by those wanting to apply is
Can You Recommend A Doctor Who Is Willing to Certify Me For the Program?
There are many more doctors in and around Chicago who are willing to certify than in the rest of the state. Southern Illinois health systems have been directed NOT to allow their doctors to certify patients. I am compiling a list of cannabis friendly doctors throughout the state. Please note that I am not recommending any one doctor over another. These are recommendations made entirely by current Illinois patients.
Dr. Rahul Khare Chicago, IL www.innovativemmjcare.com
Dr. Ramon Pla Jr, Star Flower Clinic & Wellness Fulton, IL https://www.facebook.com/StarFlowerClinic/
Dr. Terry Love Ottawa, IL https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Terry-Love/157035007673139
Dr. Jason Jerabek, DO Charleston, IL and soon to be Urbana, IL http://health.usnews.com/doctors/jason-jerabek-775098
Roya Family Medical Center Melrose Park, IL https://www.allbud.com/marijuana-doctors/illinois/il-melrose-park/roya-family-medical-center
Dr. Gerald Cerniak Advanced Healthcare Associates Wheaton, IL https://www.medicarelocations.com/il/doctor/gerald-cerniak-1932110087.html
Dr. David Footerman Rockford, IL http://www.lifescript.com/doctor-directory/pain-management-specialist/rockford-illinois-il-david-s-footerman-md.aspx
1Body1Life Regenerative Therapy Chicago and Naperville, IL http://1body1lifestemcells.com/
Dr. Mark R Frahm, DC Naperville, IL http://www.healthcare6.com/physician/naperville-il/mark-frahm-2004533.html
Dr. Glen Feather Peoria, IL https://paindoctor.com/find-your-pain-doctor/glen-feather-md/
Dr. Thomas Santoro Peoria, IL https://www.osfhealthcare.org/physicians/profile/921/thomas-j-santoro-md/
Dr. Douglas Brown Carterville, IL http://health.usnews.com/doctors/douglas-brown-697860
Dr. Michael Rezak, Neurologist Highland Park and Winfield, IL https://healthjoy.com/doctor/michael-t-rezak/address/600-central-ave-highland-park-il-60035/
Dr. Michael Rivera Rochelle, IL https://local.yahoo.com/info-161283451-rivera-michael-drmedcare-health-center-rochelle
Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple Glenview IL https://www.northshore.org/apps/findadoctor/physicians/leslie-mendoza-temple For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Temple, she was on the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board until it was disbanded by Governor Rauner. I have no idea if she is seeing new patients. If she is, it may take months to get an appointment with her.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CALL AND ASK IF THESE DOCTORS WILL CERTIFY YOU FOR THE IL MCPP before making an appointment. Make sure they are taking new patients.
Again, these are recommendations by current Illinois patients. Please feel free to leave the names and contact information of doctors not on this list in the comment section. Also, if you know that one of these doctors is no longer seeing new patients or certifying, please leave a comment below. You will be helping your fellow patients!
Please do me a favor. If you see any errors on this list where a doctor is no longer seeing new patients, no longer willing to verify for the program or incorrect contact information, please leave a comment below!!!! Also, please feel free to add additional doctors and their contact information! Thanks so much!
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