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January 2022

9

Jan

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event January 9 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event January 9 2021

  • Saturday, 9 Jan
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Saturday, January 9, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Philip Sasso, DO

Dr. Sasso has been a physician with SEPA since its inception. A lifelong Pennsylvanian, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his internal medicine residency at Milton Hershey Medical Center, his anesthesia residency at Thomas Jefferson University, and his pain management fellowship at Jefferson Pain Center.Dr. Sasso is presently the Chairman of Anesthesia and Director of Pain Management Services at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health.

He has also served as a member of various committees at Abington Hospital and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Sasso has also participated in numerous medical research projects and is a member of both the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists.

Over his career, Dr. Sasso has employed a multimodal and empathetic approach in the management of his patients’ pain. On a personal level, he enjoys time with his family, cooking and, when time allows, an occasional round of golf and tennis.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

22

Jan

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event January 22 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event January 22 2021

  • Friday, 22 Jan
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

January 22 & 23, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50
Dr. Cindy Finkelman DO

Dr. Cindy Finkelman is an approved Medical Marijuana Physician in PA. She graduated from The University of PA Pennsylvania in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where she majored in Psychology, and minored in Biological Basis of Behavior.

From 1998 through 2002, she worked at the Brain and Behavior Lab at the University of Pennsylvania doing both Schizophrenia Research and Parkinson’s Research. From 2002-2007, Dr. Finkelman attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. After completing a general rotating internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ (now Rowan University), she also completed a General and Urologic Surgical Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ from 2008 – 2012.

Dr. Finkelman worked as a surgeon in private practice from 2012-2018. In 2018, she left the field of surgery to open her businesses, Revive Aesthetic Medical Clinic, and GreenDoc, which offers PA medical marijuana evaluations and certifications (https://greendoc-pa.com/).

Dr. Kimberlee Williams-Park DO

MediCalm-PA is a medical practice dedicated to helping patients benefit from the new and evolving treatments now available with Pennsylvania’s compassionate medical cannabis legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016.

MediCalm-PA was founded in 2019 by Dr. Kimberlee Williams Park who is a board-certified family medicine physician and has practiced medicine in the Philadelphia region since 1996.

The goal of MediCalm-PA, LLC, as a practice , is to provide a superior level of care, with ( or without) medical cannabis combined with education, advocacy, and strategies based on a holistic approach to enable our patients to achieve optimal health.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

February 2022

5

Feb

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event February 5 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event February 5 2021

  • Friday, 5 Feb
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

February 5, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Medical Physician, boarded by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR), who has published national medical journal articles and medical book chapters in the field of Pain Management; has evaluated thousands of patients for Orthopedic and Neurological conditions as a Consultative Examiner for the Department of Social Security Disability Determination in PA; has been Certified with a Specialty DEA license for Addiction; has been approved as one of the first 30 Montgomery County, PA Physicians to Certify for Medical Marijuana; has been Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME); selected as a Technical Associate (TA) Consultative Physician for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative) for the PA Opiate Consortium; trained in nutrition, weight and lifestyle counseling, and has taught as a Clinical Instructor for an Accredited Fellowship Program in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Tako Kakiuchi, DO

“Hello! My name is Dr. Kakiuchi, and I am privileged to be your medical marijuana provider. As we are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission is to complete a compassionate, holistic evaluation of your medical history to determine if medical marijuana holds a vital place in your medical treatment. I believe every medical evaluation should be a safe space for any patient to discuss their expectations, concerns, and questions without judgment. I accept all adult patients and do not require prior medical documents from your other doctors. With that said, let us walk the first steps to explore the far-reaching benefits of medical marijuana for your healthcare!”

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

18

Feb

MMJ and Chronic Pain February 18 2021

MMJ and Chronic Pain February 18 2021

  • Thursday, 18 Feb
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Apothecarium PA – MMJ & Chronic Pain – Webinar

MMJ + Chronic Pain Q&A

I have chronic pain in my knee from a torn meniscus that has developed some osteoarthritis. What methods of Medical Marijuana would you recommend I try to help with pain flair ups? I also utilize a Synvisc injection which has helped the pain from becoming debilitating, but could use support in the daily symptoms (dull aching pain, stiffness).

Would consider a topical formulation that has a reasonable concentration of CBD for its anti-inflammatory effect first. Less chance of systemic side effects.

What is considered a good amount of Terpenes or Cannabinoids? How do I know it’s a good amount?

This is individualized based on the patient. The level of cannabinoids (THC and/or CBD) would be determined based on a patient’s tolerance level. Terpene levels are going to be lower than cannabinoid levels, can range from about 0.5% to 5%.

What do we look for to find a systemic topical?

Currently, the only systemic topical products are being produced by Grower GTI called Dr. Solomon’s lotion.

Hello what is the best way to tell if a topical will be local only?

You would need to inquire with a Pharmacist and/or Wellness staff member. The majority of topical products avaialble in PA only produce a localized effect. (see previous question for the exception)

A lot of the product descriptions don’t list terpenes. It would be much more helpful if they did to help zero in and assist in choosing products.

The terpenes that are in the products are available in store.

I see Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. To me THC is THC. What makes these different types have different effects?

It’s the Terpenes in a strain that will determine if it is classified as a Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid.

What formulations minimize the sleepiness factor? I’m taking a 5/1 THC/CBD combo for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Hate the red eyes and sleepiness

When a patient consumes too much THC for them, drowsiness/sleepiness is a side effect. You also need to look at the terpene profile. Too many relaxing/sedating terpenes will have the same effect so try and find a product that has more stimulating terpenes like Pinene and/or Limonene.

The problem I’m having is that I found what works but the dispensaries are constantly changing the inventory. Will there be more stability in product going forward? For example, 10mg THC hybrid or indica edibles are great for my chronic pain, but they are hard to come by.

Unfortunately, the consistency of products has always been challenging in this industry. Grower Processors only have so much space to grow. If a particular strain isn’t producing well or at high yields, they may decide to stop/suspend growing it. Some of the more established Growers are finding out what strains seem to be consistent and have started concentrating on that so hopefully, we can see more stability moving forward.

Can you repeat the CB1 and CB2 info please? For central vs peripheral nervous system. Also, what does the 1 and 2 mean? Wasn’t mentioned again when we went over types of cannabinoids and terpenes.

CB1 and CB2 are the two different receptors that make up our Endocannabinoid system. Both are located on various organs and regions of our body. The cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, etc.) fit into either the CB1 and/or CB2 receptor and “activate” them.

Why don’t you carry edibles?

The PA DOH has not approved edibles at this time. Their reasoning is that they look too much like candy and children may mistake them for actual candy. We do have capsules and tablets in the PA dispensaries and they would work the same as an edible does.

What method of treatment would you recommend chronic nerve pain in the back and legs?

Nerve pain and neuropathy are best treated with a THC-based product.

What is the difference between CBD and CBDA ?

CBDa is the inactive form of CBD. If you add heat to CBDa, you would convert it to CBD.

Thanks for the CB1/2 info. Follow up question – is that information listed on products?

The products don’t list which receptors (CB1 or CB2) that product would activate. You have to know what cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) work with which receptor (CB1 and/or CB2). You can always contact a pharmacist and they can assist you.

What is your process for a new patient having a pharmacist consultation? Is an appointment needed?

Per the DOH regulations, new patients need to have a consultation with a pharmacist. A consultation can be 5 minutes or 25 minutes depending on the questions you may have. At the Apothecarium, we have an online booking system to book a scheduled consultation. If you’re having issues you can always call or email us for assistance. We can do in-person or virtual via phone consultations. We do accept walk-ins, however, you may have to wait as scheduled consultations take priority so it’s better to schedule a time.

I’ve heard people talk about a form of CBD called CBG. Can you elaborate on any differences between the two?

CBD and CBG are cannabinoids, the same as THC is. CBD will not make you feel euphoric and helps with reducing inflammation that causes pain, decreasing anxiety helps with epilepsy, Inflammatory bowel disease, and Crohn’s disease. CBG has anti-inflammatory benefits and can cause a mellow feeling, but isn’t associated with feeling “high”.

Is CB1 and CB2 information listed on products? So we can purchase something that will target the area we’re looking to treat

The different cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG, etc.) activate the receptors (CB1 and/or CB2). Knowing what/where you want to target so we can find a product that has that specific cannabinoid(s) to activate the right receptor, but that information is not listed on the packaging.

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20

Feb

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event February 20 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event February 20 2021

  • Saturday, 20 Feb
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

February 20, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Jeremy Jaffe, MD

Dr. Jaffe joined South East Pain Management in 1996. Since then he has gained a reputation as a patient listener and effective communicator while providing a thoughtful, considerate, compassionate, and comprehensive approach towards chronic pain management. He enjoys the challenge of first establishing each patient’s primary pain generator and then creating an individualized multimodal approach to reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Dr. Jaffe’s areas of subspecialty interest include mechanical low back pain and opioid dependence counseling and treatment. Dr. Jaffe is also a registered provider of medical marijuana certification in Pennsylvania. He spent over 20 years helping to train medical students and anesthesia residents in his capacity as Director of Medical Education for United Anesthesia Services-Abington Division. Dr. Jaffe currently serves as Vice President and Director of Human Resources for SEPA Pain Management.
Dr. Jaffe is a graduate of Haverford College. He received his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and following an internship at Abington Memorial Hospital, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where the majority of his subspecialty training was devoted to pain management.
When not helping patients, Dr. Jaffe devotes a great deal of time to charitable causes, including his annual participation as co-chair for Rockin Docs for Diabetes Cure. His other interests include drumming, bicycling, tennis, and travel.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

March 2022

5

Mar

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 5 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 5 2021

  • Friday, 5 Mar
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

March 5 & 6, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Medical Physician, boarded by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR), who has published national medical journal articles and medical book chapters in the field of Pain Management; has evaluated thousands of patients for Orthopedic and Neurological conditions as a Consultative Examiner for the Department of Social Security Disability Determination in PA; has been Certified with a Specialty DEA license for Addiction; has been approved as one of the first 30 Montgomery County, PA Physicians to Certify for Medical Marijuana; has been Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME); selected as a Technical Associate (TA) Consultative Physician for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative) for the PA Opiate Consortium; trained in nutrition, weight and lifestyle counseling, and has taught as a Clinical Instructor for an Accredited Fellowship Program in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Tako Kakiuchi, DO

“Hello! My name is Dr. Kakiuchi, and I am privileged to be your medical marijuana provider. As we are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission is to complete a compassionate, holistic evaluation of your medical history to determine if medical marijuana holds a vital place in your medical treatment. I believe every medical evaluation should be a safe space for any patient to discuss their expectations, concerns, and questions without judgment. I accept all adult patients and do not require prior medical documents from your other doctors. With that said, let us walk the first steps to explore the far-reaching benefits of medical marijuana for your healthcare!”

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

17

Mar

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 17 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 17 2021

  • Wednesday, 17 Mar
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Wednesday, 3/17 & Friday, 3/19 & Saturday, 3/20

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Aggie Hewitt, MD

Dr. Aggie Hewitt completed her medical residency in Family Medicine, worked for years as a hospitalist, then enjoyed a primary care practice. Three years ago, she made a definitive move into Integrative medicine, where she became proficient in the techniques of great healers like Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.
Her academic background is in Biophysics, spending two summers at MIT working as a Research Fellow in the field of Biophysics, where she published original research in the Biophysical Journal and the American Journal of Physics. Additionally, she is published in Gerontology (Journal of Palliative Medicine), Orthopedics (Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research) and in the Annals of Internal Medicine. She joined forces with Dr. Zabrecky in November 2016, and she shares in his methods of inquiry and his vision for patient care.
Dr. Cindy Finkelman, DO

Dr. Cindy Finkelman is an approved Medical Marijuana Physician in PA. She graduated from The University of PA Pennsylvania in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where she majored in Psychology, and minored in Biological Basis of Behavior. From 1998 through 2002, she worked at the Brain and Behavior Lab at the University of Pennsylvania doing both Schizophrenia Research and Parkinson’s Research. From 2002-2007, Dr. Finkelman attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. After completing a general rotating internship a the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ (now Rowan University), she also completed a General and Urologic Surgical Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ from 2008 – 2012. Dr. Finkelman worked as a surgeon in private practice from 2012-2018. In 2018, she left the field of surgery to open her businesses, Revive Aesthetic Medical Clinic, and GreenDoc, which offers PA medical marijuana evaluations and certifications (https://greendoc-pa.com/).

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

26

Mar

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 26 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event March 26 2021

  • Friday, 26 Mar
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, 3/26 & Saturday, 3/27

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Stephen Kroth, DO

Dr. Stephen Kroth is a Family Medicine trained Osteopathic physician who did his residency at Wilson Memorial Medical Center in Johnson City, New York. During residency, Dr. Kroth completed the Helms Institute course in Medical Acupuncture. After residency, he went into further training through a fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a triple-boarded physician, Dr. Kroth still retains his board certification in Acupuncture and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM). Over the past 9 years, since the completion of his initial training, Dr. Kroth has worked in a variety of settings including Urgent Care, NMM/Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Hospital Medicine, Nursing Homes, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He constantly strives to learn new methods to help his patients achieve a better quality of life, and brings this approach to every venue in which he meets patients. With a mindset for thinking “outside the box,” Dr. Kroth treats each person as an individual who has needs and concerns different from those of the next person. This allows him to have the freedom to blend “modern” with “traditional”, as well as new advances in medical therapies. In his private life, Dr. Kroth enjoys family adventures and the great outdoors with his wife Christina, also a DO, and their two young children.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

16

Mar

MMJ and Brain Health March 16 2021

MMJ and Brain Health March 16 2021

  • Tuesday, 16 Mar
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

THE APOTHECARIUM DISPENSARY PRESENTS:

MMJ + Brain Health

MARCH 16, 2021 AT 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT

EVENT INFORMATION

Join the Apothecarium in partnership with The Zabrecky Institute for a free webinar that will focus on brain health and medical marijuana. Topics that will be covered in the session include:

Overview of Brain Health and Medical Marijuana

Endocannabinoid System Overview

PA Medical Marijuana Products that Help Promote Optimal Brain Health

Effective Dosing Strategies to Reduce Mind Fog & Promote Optimal Brain Health

Opportunity for Q&A with our Speakers

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

ZABRECKY INSTITUTE of Biomedicine

Dr. Aggie Hewit, MD

From the Zabrecky Institute of Biomedicine

Dr. Aggie Hewitt completed her medical residency in Family Medicine, worked for years as a hospitalist, then enjoyed a primary care practice. Three years ago, she made a definitive move into Integrative medicine, where she became proficient in the techniques of great healers like Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.
Her academic background is in Biophysics, spending two summers at MIT working as a Research Fellow in the field of Biophysics, where she published original research in the Biophysical Journal and the American Journal of Physics. Additionally, she is published in Gerontology (Journal of Palliative Medicine), Orthopedics (Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research) and in the Annals of Internal Medicine. She joined forces with Dr. Zabrecky in November 2016, and she shares in his methods of inquiry and his vision for patient care.

Franmar Kopko, B.S. Pharmacy, RPh

Dispensary of Medical Dispensary Operations at Apothecarium Dispensary

Franmar Kopko, is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy. She currently practices as a Medical Cannabis Clinical Pharmacist and is the Director of Medical Dispensary Operations at The Apothecarium Dispensary.
Ms. Kopko is responsible for overseeing all the medical professionals at The Apothecarium Dispensaries in Pennsylvania along with verifying and reviewing patient certifications, providing consultations and therapeutic recommendations to patients; and providing education for both staff and outreach events.
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17

Mar

MMJ Training Series for Physicians

MMJ Training Series for Physicians

  • Wednesday, 17 Mar
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

THE APOTHECARIUM DISPENSARY PRESENTS:

MMJ Training Series for Physicians

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ON THE GIVEN DATES

EVENT INFORMATION

As the PA Medical Marijuana Program continues to grow, so does the amount of medical marijuana products that are available to patients. At the request of our partner physicians, the Apothecarium is hosting a 9-week PA grower/processor to physician training series. Each week, a different PA grower/processor will be highlighted, and a stakeholder from that organization will offer physician-focused training to cover the following topics:

Grower/Processor Overview

Growing Methods/Extraction Processes

Product Overview and Training

Physician Q&A

SERIES SCHEDULE

March 17, 2021 – Ilera Healthcare

Watch On-Demand

March 24, 2021 – Jushi

Watch On-Demand

March 31, 2021 – GTIWatch On-Demand

April 7, 2021 – Holistic Farms

Watch On-Demand

April 14, 2021 – PurePenn/Moxie

Watch On-Demand

April 21, 2021 – Grassroots

Watch On-Demand

April 28, 2021 – Calypso

Watch On-Demand

May 5, 2021 – Cresco

Watch On-Demand

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April 2022

9

Apr

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event April 9 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event April 9 2021

  • Friday, 9 Apr
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, 4/9 & Saturday, 4/10

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Medical Physician, boarded by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR), who has published national medical journal articles and medical book chapters in the field of Pain Management; has evaluated thousands of patients for Orthopedic and Neurological conditions as a Consultative Examiner for the Department of Social Security Disability Determination in PA; has been Certified with a Specialty DEA license for Addiction; has been approved as one of the first 30 Montgomery County, PA Physicians to Certify for Medical Marijuana; has been Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME); selected as a Technical Associate (TA) Consultative Physician for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative) for the PA Opiate Consortium; trained in nutrition, weight and lifestyle counseling, and has taught as a Clinical Instructor for an Accredited Fellowship Program in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Tako Kakiuchi, DO

“Hello! My name is Dr. Kakiuchi, and I am privileged to be your medical marijuana provider. As we are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission is to complete a compassionate, holistic evaluation of your medical history to determine if medical marijuana holds a vital place in your medical treatment. I believe every medical evaluation should be a safe space for any patient to discuss their expectations, concerns, and questions without judgment. I accept all adult patients and do not require prior medical documents from your other doctors. With that said, let us walk the first steps to explore the far-reaching benefits of medical marijuana for your healthcare!”

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

20

Apr

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event April 20 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event April 20 2021

  • Tuesday, 20 Apr
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Tuesday, 4/20 & Wednesday, 4/21

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Medical Physician, boarded by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR), who has published national medical journal articles and medical book chapters in the field of Pain Management; has evaluated thousands of patients for Orthopedic and Neurological conditions as a Consultative Examiner for the Department of Social Security Disability Determination in PA; has been Certified with a Specialty DEA license for Addiction; has been approved as one of the first 30 Montgomery County, PA Physicians to Certify for Medical Marijuana; has been Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME); selected as a Technical Associate (TA) Consultative Physician for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative) for the PA Opiate Consortium; trained in nutrition, weight and lifestyle counseling, and has taught as a Clinical Instructor for an Accredited Fellowship Program in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Tako Kakiuchi, DO

“Hello! My name is Dr. Kakiuchi, and I am privileged to be your medical marijuana provider. As we are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission is to complete a compassionate, holistic evaluation of your medical history to determine if medical marijuana holds a vital place in your medical treatment. I believe every medical evaluation should be a safe space for any patient to discuss their expectations, concerns, and questions without judgment. I accept all adult patients and do not require prior medical documents from your other doctors. With that said, let us walk the first steps to explore the far-reaching benefits of medical marijuana for your healthcare!”

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

13

Apr

MMJ and Autism

MMJ and Autism

  • Tuesday, 13 Apr
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

THE APOTHECARIUM DISPENSARY PRESENTS:

MMJ + Autism

APRIL 13, 2021 AT 7:00 PM

EVENT INFORMATION

Join the Apothecarium in partnership with Alternative & Integrated Medicine, for a free webinar that will focus on Autism and medical marijuana.  Topics that will be covered in the session include

Overview of Autism and Medical Marijuana

Clinical Observations
Endocannabinoid System Overview
Cannabinoids and Terpenes effective in treating Autism symptoms
Dosing Strategies and Forms of Consumption
Opportunity for Q&A with our Speakers

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Alternative & Integrated Medicine

Dr. Charles Harris, MD

Alternative & Integrated Medicine (aimed420.com)

“I love my work in the emergency department and have been blessed that I could have had a positive impact on so many patients. However, each day I encounter patients with medical problems that do not respond to traditional treatments. Either the illness is poorly understood, or conventional therapies have been ineffective, partially effective, or have had excessive and unwanted side effects. Nowhere is this more true than the use of high dose and long term opiate therapy for chronic pain.” — Charles Harris MD.

Franmar Kopko, B.S. Pharmacy, RPh

Director of Education and Medical Professionals

Franmar Kopko, is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy. Ms. Kopko has over 13 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, including pharmacy management. She has over 5 years’ experience in managed care pharmacy working in both the Formulary and Prior Authorization departments, along with being the Residency Coordinator of a PGY1 residency program. She was an adjunct professor at Harcum College for 4 years. Ms. Kopko is a Clinical Cannabis Pharmacist and the Director of Education and Medical Professionals at The Apothecarium dispensaries. Ms. Kopko is responsible for overseeing all the medical professionals at The Apothecarium dispensaries in Pennsylvania, providing dispensary staff education for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Apothecarium dispensaries and providing education for outreach events. She is a member of the International Society of Cannabis Pharmacists. Ms. Kopko has certifications in Medical Cannabis, Medication Therapeutic Management and Pharmacy-Based Immunization.
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May 2022

7

May

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event May 7 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event May 7 2021

  • Friday, 7 May
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, 5/7 & Saturday, 5/8

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO

Dr. Sareta Coubarous, DO, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Medical Physician, boarded by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR), who has published national medical journal articles and medical book chapters in the field of Pain Management; has evaluated thousands of patients for Orthopedic and Neurological conditions as a Consultative Examiner for the Department of Social Security Disability Determination in PA; has been Certified with a Specialty DEA license for Addiction; has been approved as one of the first 30 Montgomery County, PA Physicians to Certify for Medical Marijuana; has been Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME); selected as a Technical Associate (TA) Consultative Physician for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative) for the PA Opiate Consortium; trained in nutrition, weight and lifestyle counseling, and has taught as a Clinical Instructor for an Accredited Fellowship Program in the field of Interventional Pain Management.
Dr. Hazel Bluestein, MD
Dr. Hazel Bluestein, MD, FAAFP, is an experienced physician, now doing Consulting work at HMB Healthcare LLC. She also continues to see patients in a small private practice. For the past 9 years, she was the Chief Medical Officer of Tower Health Urgent Care, Previously, Dr. Bluestein was the Director of a Family Medicine Residency Training Program for 10 years including Hospitalist and Nursery work, Chairman of the hospital Department of Family Medicine for 9 years, Medical Advisor to Case Management/Utilization for 10 years and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a large multi-specialty physician practice. Her clinical expertise is in Urgent Care and Family Medicine, with particular interest in office surgery and women’s health, and educational expertise in Family Medicine and practice management. Dr. Bluestein also has experience in presenting many state and national lectures on these topics.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

25

May

MMJ and Neurodegenerative Disease

MMJ and Neurodegenerative Disease

  • Tuesday, 25 May
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

THE APOTHECARIUM DISPENSARY PRESENTS:

MMJ + Neurodegenerative Disease

MAY 25, 2021 AT 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT

EVENT INFORMATION

Join the Apothecarium in partnership with The Zabrecky Institute for a free webinar that will focus on Neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and MS and how medical marijuana can help with symptoms.  Topics that will be covered in the session include:

Overview of Neurodegenerative Disease and Medical Marijuana

About the Endocannabinoid System and How Medical Marijuana Works
PA Medical Marijuana Products that Help in Treating Neurodegenerative Disease
Effective Dosing Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Opportunity for Q&A with our Speakers

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Zabrecky Institute of Biomedicine

Dr. Aggie Hewitt, MD

Zabrecky Institute of Biomedicine

Dr. Aggie Hewitt completed her medical residency in Family Medicine, worked for years as a hospitalist, then enjoyed a primary care practice. Three years ago, she made a definitive move into Integrative medicine, where she became proficient in the techniques of great healers like Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

Her academic background is in Biophysics, spending two summers at MIT working as a Research Fellow in the field of Biophysics, where she published original research in the Biophysical Journal and the American Journal of Physics. Additionally, she is published in Gerontology (Journal of Palliative Medicine), Orthopedics (Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research) and in the Annals of Internal Medicine. She joined forces with Dr. Zabrecky in November 2016, and she shares in his methods of inquiry and his vision for patient care.

Franmar Kopko, B.S. Pharmacy, RPh

Director of Education and Medical Professionals

Franmar Kopko, is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy. Ms. Kopko has over 13 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, including pharmacy management. She has over 5 years’ experience in managed care pharmacy working in both the Formulary and Prior Authorization departments, along with being the Residency Coordinator of a PGY1 residency program. She was an adjunct professor at Harcum College for 4 years. Ms. Kopko is a Clinical Cannabis Pharmacist and the Director of Education and Medical Professionals at The Apothecarium dispensaries. Ms. Kopko is responsible for overseeing all the medical professionals at The Apothecarium dispensaries in Pennsylvania, providing dispensary staff education for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Apothecarium dispensaries and providing education for outreach events. She is a member of the International Society of Cannabis Pharmacists. Ms. Kopko has certifications in Medical Cannabis, Medication Therapeutic Management and Pharmacy-Based Immunization.
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27

May

Meet the Grower Ilera Healthcare

Meet the Grower Ilera Healthcare

  • Thursday, 27 May
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

THE APOTHECARIUM DISPENSARY PRESENTS:

Meet the Grower: Ilera Healthcare

MAY 27, 2021 AT 6:00-7:00 PM

EVENT INFORMATION

Join the Apothecarium in partnership with Ilera Healthcare for a free educational webinar that will introduce patients to all Ilera Healthcare’s brands including: Ilera Healthcare, Prism, and Kind Tree.

How Medical Marijuana is Grown in PA
How Medical Marijuana is Processed
Forms of Consumption
TerrAscend Product Portfolio
New Products in the Pipeline
Opportunity for Q&A with Speakers
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June 2022

26

Jun

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event June 26 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event June 26 2021

  • Saturday, 26 Jun
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Saturday
June 26, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

Dr. Sanjay Shah, MD

Sanjay Shah, MD joined SEPA Pain Management in 2006.Prior to this, Dr. Shah earned his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in anesthesiology as well as a fellowship training in pain management, both at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Shah is a pain management physician who specializes in treating debilitating and painful conditions through various interventional orthopedic therapies. His philosophy for treating patients is based on staying current with the latest pain management, minimally invasive spine surgery and regenerative techniques so that he can provide the best possible care for his patients. In 2014, Dr. Shah founded Regenexx Philadelphia, where he began treating patients by utilizing their own platelets and stem cells to regenerate tissue. Dr. Shah is dual board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. On a personal note, Dr. Shah is an avid do-it-yourselfer and makes every effort to stay current on technology. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

July 2022

9

Jul

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event July 9 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event July 9 2021

  • Friday, 9 Jul
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, July 9, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

24

Jul

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event July 24 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event July 24 2021

  • Saturday, 24 Jul
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Saturday, July 24, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50
  • To Schedule your appointment time, contact SEPA Pain Management Central Scheduling at 855-235-7246
  • If you do not get someone live, please leave a message and someone from SEPA will get back to you within 24 hours
  • Documentation of Qualifying Medical Condition is required.
  • Please mention The Apothecarium to get the discounted rate ($100-New Patients and $50 for Renewal Patients)

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

August 2022

13

Aug

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Aug 13 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Aug 13 2021

  • Friday, 13 Aug
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, August 13, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

27

Aug

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Aug 27 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Aug 27 2021

  • Friday, 27 Aug
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, August 27, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021

SOLD OUT
Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

September 2022

10

Sep

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Sept 10 2021

Virtual MMJ Card Certification Event Sept 10 2021

  • Friday, 10 Sep
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

Friday, September 10, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Discounted Rate:
New Patient Certification $100
Existing Patient Re-Certification $50
  • On Friday, September 10, 2021 & Saturday, September 11, 2021, go to apothecarium.leafwell.co (no need to make an appointment ahead of time)
    Begin filling out the online form to get started.
  • Enter promo code SHINE when prompted to receive the discounted price ($100-New Patients and $50 for Renewal Patients)
  • Once the online form is complete, you will enter the virtual waiting room, where you will be seen by an approved MMJ physician (within 15 minutes)
  • Please be prepared to upload a photo of a state ID, and proof of your qualifying medical condition.
  • Contact [email protected] or 1-800-660-9085 with any questions.

INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule an appointment today with a licensed PA MMJ certifying physician for a discounted renewal or new medical marijuana card certification in 2 Easy steps:

Reserve an appointment slot below

Receive an email from the Apothecarium team, after registration, with instructions about your appointment

Before your appointment:

Make sure to register at Medicalmarijuana.PA.gov

 

Be prepared to fax or email a copy of your diagnosis

 

This virtual event is by appointment only.

RSVP

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30

Jul

See us at Pocono Canna Fest

See us at Pocono Canna Fest

  • Saturday, 30 Jul
    12:00 AM-11:59 PM

See us at Pocono Canna Fest

Saturday, July 30th
10am – 6pm

Sunday, July 31st
10am – 4pm

West End Fair – 570 Fairground Road, Gilbert, PA 18331

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