The initial consultation with a CDA Doctor will comprise of:
Medical Condition Discussion
Current Medicines Review
Information (provided to the patient)
The cost for the initial consultation also includes administration overheads such as application chasing, application reviews (if rejected), billing, prescription writing, tracking and notification to list a few of the many tasks.
FOLLOW UP CONSULTS
Follow up consults are made 6 weeks after the initial consult and 3 monthly ongoing or more frequently in clinical indicated or patient requested.
These consults comprise of:
Review of MC treatment with doctor including discussing potential benefits
Prescription writing and tracking
Additional administration may be required during these follow ups – such as letters to the DVA or health insurers for funding, application renewals as approvals are time bound (generally 12 months)
CDA Clinics is an independently owned, Australian registered business which has expenses like any other business. In addition to making Medicinal Cannabis treatment plans we provide free services including eligibility screening; information to the public on our website and social channels; patient and doctor information resources; and clinical information to GPs and Specialists for no charge. Tracking a large volume of patients through the series of challenging SAS applications and providing customer service to this volume can be logistically challenging!
Before considering any Cannabis treatment please do note that just like every other medicine Medical Cannabis does have potential side effects such as-
CBD has a narrow side effect profile. Some reported side effects of Cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light-headedness, and drowsiness, however, these are very uncommon.
Patients with autoimmune disorders or those who suffer from a lot of allergies could have a negative response from carrier oil or capsule container. In those cases, CBD Isolate (which is 99% pure CBD) would be a better form to try CBD.
Signs of liver injury have also been reported in some patients, but this is very uncommon.
Side effects from CBD are very uncommon but they might include dry mouth, nausea or even allergy to the carrier oil in the CBD. We also look for other interactions with other medications, most commonly the P450 metabolism medications.
THC is a psychotropic Cannabinoid and the side effects include increased heart rate, dizziness, drowsiness, impaired short-term memory, dry mouth, nausea, anxiety, increased appetite and euphoria.
This is not an inducement to use Medicinal Cannabis. Medical Cannabis doesn’t work for everyone, and it may not work for you. How Cannabis affects a person depends on many things, including their size, weight, age and health, dosage and tolerance, and the results can vary. Some people may experience side effects when taking Cannabinoid medication. The information provided by CDA Clinics is for educational and informational purposes only. For medical advice, please check with your doctor and request a referral.