Dr. Sugarman offers medical marijuana consultations out his Arroyo Grande office in the heart of San Luis Obispo County. Believing in the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana, Dr. Sugarman specializes in using cannabis therapies that help with appetite suppression and weight loss.
Practicing medicine for over 40 years and working in every field from family medicine to hormonal therapy, neurology to weight loss, there isn’t much that Dr. Gerald Sugarman hasn’t encountered in his storied medical career. Graduating from Chicago Medical School and entering the medical field in Los Angeles County, Dr. Sugarman began researching cannabis after discovering the many uses of medicinal marijuana.
Dr. Sugarman has dedicated much of his medical career to pursuing health and fitness, helping patients regain their health and lives through the means of weight loss for over 30 years. Publishing over 50 articles in medical journals and periodicals, and devoting decades to clinical research and observations, Dr. Sugarman’s extensive knowledge and expertise has led to the medical community naming four syndromes after him.
Dr. Sugarman prides himself in going above and beyond for his patients, changing their lives for the better. Believing that everyone deserves a new beginning and lifetime of wellness, Dr. Sugarman provides his patients with a lifetime of knowledge, experience, and compassion.
Based in San Luis Obispo County for over 20 years, Dr. Sugarman operates from his main office in Arroyo Grande and his satellite office in Atascadero. He services patients from Grover Beach, Oceano, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and other communities in the San Luis Obispo area.
Dr. Sugarman works in a wide range of medical services, from neurology, family medicine, ADHD, to hormonal therapy for men and women. He specializes in weight loss and obesity, offering a weight loss program using prescription medication. His program focuses on the central nervous system and uses stimulants that suppress appetite, resulting in better health and fitness choices.
Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California. SLO County is home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), one of 23 colleges in the California State University system. SLO County is the third largest wine producers in California, with Paso Robles home to numerous wineries and vineyards. The town of San Simeon where newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built the California historical landmark, Heart Castle.
All of your medical marijuana questions will be answered in a most sensitive manner. You should be aware of the fact that dosage, and where to procure Marijuana can not be addressed. We recommend searching online for the keywords "medical marijuana dispensary" to find locations near you.
We value and protect the privacy of our patients and their records. f We will never release your records to anyone, without your written consent.
We DO NOT report Medical Marijuana Patients or turn in any lists to any state or federal agency's. All patient's records are strictly confidential.
After your approval you can take it to the Department of Public Health in your county for issuance of a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. Your letter of recommendation is your proof that you are now a legal medical marijuana patient in California. You will be able to exercise all of the rights under Proposition 215 and SB420. As a legal patient you can grow, carry and consume marijuana as your medicine in California. You will be able to legally integrate medical marijuana into your treatment plan. The letter of recommendation will be signed and embossed by the doctor.
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Information on this doctor's past:
"He was suspended for 42 months in 1996 for committing an act of moral turpitude by attempting to conceal assets from a bankruptcy trustee. He was convicted in 1994 of of aiding and abetting bankruptcy fraud and money laundering."
Source: State Bar of California
He is only open on Thursdays, but no line when I got there (there was a small line when I left). The receptionist was chill, just be friendly with her, only her & the doctor there. Doctor Sugarman was nice. Visit was pretty short, but thorough. He answered all my questions. 24/7 verifications. Also gave me first time price deal of $60 (which is amazing for slo county), usually he charges $80, but if he likes you might get a break. Hope this helps! -DD
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ensures that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes where medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person’s health would benefit from the use of medical cannabis. Recommendations must come from an attending physician as defined in Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code. Cannabis is a Schedule I drug according to the federal Controlled Substances Act. Activity related to cannabis use is subject to federal prosecution, regardless of the protections provided by state law.