Dodson Pain Consultants (DPC MEDICAL) offers various alternative pain management solutions that address chronic Pain with the aim of providing patients with a healthier lifestyle, decreased pain symptoms, improved functionality and an improved quality of Life. The Practicing of the Medical Arts; It has long been known that there are two main practicing schools of medicine: Holistic(Naturopathic) and Allopathic. Evidence based medicine supports the fact that the marrying of the best aspects of these disciplines can provide some of the best care in modern medicine.
I have been keenly focused on some of these Holistic medications and have been nothing less than amazed over the years from what I have learned as a licensed medical doctor in Minnesota. Take for example Medical Cannabis or Medical Marijuana; it once was widely Villainized in America as nothing more than an illicit substance with no medical virtue, hence it was federally placed on the Scheduled One Illicit Substance List. However, the true myriad of medical virtues of this natural “wonder medication” cannot long be suppressed by the shrouds of misinformation and antiquated notions.
The truth of Medical Cannabis has quite quickly risen out of the darkness to take its rightful place in the pantheon of valid, effectual, successful, and safe medications. Currently Medical Cannabis is considered by many to be “the proverbial Panacea”, and it is one of the fastest growing natural medications that has indeed lived up to its reputation for excellence. Since 2015, Minnesota has been recognizing that medical cannabis can be used for a myriad of medical issues. Currently there are some 18 qualifying conditions for medical cannabis certification in the State.
• CANCER associated with severe / chronic pain, nausea, or severe vomiting, or cachexia or
• HIV/ AIDS
• TOURETTE SYNDROME TIC DISORDER
• AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
• SEIZURES including those associated with Epilepsy.
• SEVERE AND PERSISTENT MUSCLE SPASMS
• INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease.
• TERMINAL ILLNESS with a probable life expectancy of less than one year.
• INTRACTABLE PAIN**
• POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
• OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
• ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
• CHRONIC PAIN*
• SICKLE CELL DISEASE
• CHRONIC VOCAL CONDITIONS
• MOTOR TIC DISORDER
Dodson Pain Consultants, PA (DPC MEDICAL) is proud to be recognized as one of the leading medical clinics for medical cannabis certification in Minnesota. We are proud to see our patients coming back yearly for their medical recertifications with rave reviews of the medical cannabis medical virtues. It is my belief that my focus in Holistic medicine approaches like medical cannabis is the wave of the future. I will be leaning more heavily towards Medical Cannabis to address the chronic pain and many other medical issues of our many patients. DPC also provides treatment for opioid use disorder using medication assisted treatment, Suboxone and Buprenorphine when appropriate. Dodson Pain Consultants operates with the belief that “substance use is a problem and dependency is a treatable disease.” Dodson Pain Consultants consists of a caring, compassionate, and highly professional medical team. The team operates with a multidisciplinary approach and the belief that change occurs through the development of a therapeutic relationship with patients that respects the individual’s personal goals and choices. Since March 2022, patients registered in Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program will now be able to buy dry cannabis flower. This means that patients can now schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of the highly trained professionals to be approved to buy pre-packaged dried flower and pre-rolls at one of 15 state accredited dispensaries. The sale of smokable cannabis is limited to patients and caregivers who are 21 years or older and who are registered with the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program.