Dr. Thomas O’Brien
Dr. O’Brien, or “Doc Tommy,” specializes in an integrative and hands-on approach to treatment and patient education, and can tailor a remedy to each patient to help with their particular needs. Totally devoted to each patient that walks through his office, Dr. O’Brien works to provide an understanding of and ease with medical cannabis, empowering patients to achieve a better quality of life.
Dr. Thomas O’Brien achieved his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science, known now as the College of Osteopathic Medicine. With a passion for serving as many patients as possible, he specialized in primary care and family medicine in his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, where he treated a broad spectrum of pathologies from delivery birth to end-of-life services. When the medical field began to focus more on patient volume than wellness, he was very discouraged and started losing his passion. A fortunate chain of events led him to guest and discussing medicine on a religious TV show, and when offered the chance to have his own show discussing different medical topics, Dr. O’Brien leaped at the opportunity. Reinvigorated, he began his talk show on medicine education in 2004 and founded his own Health Education non-profit organization. Fast forward to 2014, where the New York Compassionate Use Act passed and a colleague of Dr. O’Brien recommended he research medical cannabis. Tons of research later, Dr. O’Brien knew this was the medicine for him. He became one of the first physicians to be certified for evaluations in New York, and at the beginning of January 2016, he opened Compassionate Care Clinic in Manhattan.
To Dr. O’Brien, patients are as a family and the relationships he has with them are of the utmost importance. He takes the time to really communicate with each patient and make them comfortable. With each new visitor, he performs a thorough physical to find the root issue of symptoms. A proponent of natural treatments to illnesses, Dr. O’Brien educates his patients and works to remove the stigma of medical cannabis as a frightening psychedelic drug. As a result of his efforts, the huge majority of his patients were able to stop taking their list of prescription drugs and experienced a greatly improved quality of life.
As a veteran, Dr. O’Brien is proud to offer discounts to veterans as well as patient referrals and new visitors who mention Weedmaps. He is always accessible over email to answer questions and calls up his patients 2 weeks after initial appointments to follow-up, continuing their relationship to ensure effective treatment. Appointments are scheduled through his online portal and same day timeslots are usually available.
Dr. O’Brien’s office is based in Manhattan in New York City between Park and Lexington avenues. He is proud to service the Metropolitan areas within New York State, including Long Island, Kings County, Richmond County, Queens County, the Bronx, and the Upper East Side.
New York, New York is one of the largest and most famous cultural hotbeds in the world. Boasting such wonders as Central Park, John F. Kennedy Airport, the Empire State Building and Times Square, New York City proper is nestled between the Hudson and East Rivers. A cultural melting pot, New York City plays host to the Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Gardens, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and Yankee Stadium, home of the MLB’s Yankees. From upstate to Brooklyn, Dr. O’Brien is proud to care for any patient in need.