Don't worry if you are new to cannabis. You will be educated on the pros and cons of cannabis therapy, taught how to titrate your dose, maximize your response to it's healing and pain-relieving effects, and how to choose the best variety for treating your symptoms. You will learn how to use cannabis without mental impairment or psychoactivity, so that it can be used to treat pain, inflammation, and other symptoms day and night. Understanding how to use cannabis effectively can take time but once the correct plant variety, dose, and mode of treatment is determined, patients benefit not only from symptom relief, but all of the other health benefits the plant has to offer.
Specializing in the evaluation of adult and geriatric patients with complex medical problems.
Experienced in transitioning patients from opioid to cannabis therapy.
Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Frye also evaluates children and young adults with serious medical conditions such as seizures, chronic pain, autism, and severe mental and emotional disorders.
Professionally Certified in Cannabis Science and Medicine by the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine
Now licensed in Virginia, telemedicine appointments are available for those who cannot travel for evaluation and guidance in treating pediatric seizures with cannabinoids.
HIPAA-compliant telemedicine visits for hospice and homebound patients.
It's Not About the High...
Using medicinal cannabis does not have to be what you experienced in college. It can be, if you choose to use high doses of THC dominant strains, but at low to moderate doses, it's an amazing regulator of neuropathic pain, inflammation, mood, and spasticity. Cannabis promotes anti-tumor activity, modulates pancreatic and thyroid function, and is a safe and effective treatment for arthritis, neck and back pain, neuropathy, muscle spasms, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These are just a few of the benefits patients experience without the harmful side effects of often-used pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Frye Takoma Park Alternative Care
Takoma Park Alternative Care strives to offer individualized and compassionate care for its patients and to spread awareness of the miracle properties of medicinal cannabis beyond its narcotic stigma. Providing a professional and private office, Takoma Park works to make every patient feel welcome and well-informed and to help those in need access relief for their ailments.
Dr. Patricia Frye’s medical career spans over thirty-two years, practicing in California, Texas, Maryland, and District of Columbia. She is also licensed to practice medicine in Nevada and Virginia. She received her Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and stayed there to complete her residency in pediatrics. She then continued her studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, specializing in anesthesiology and garnering expertise in pain and pain management. When she took a job evaluating patients in California, she saw not only how effective but how safe medical cannabis was, and wanted to help more people gain access to it. Through intensive independent study and a love of education, is well informed about cannabinoid, phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and their entourage effects and how they work together to treat medical conditions. She has lectured extensively on the use of cannabis in clinical medicine at medical schools, hospitals, medical conferences, and at the National Institutes of Health and provides educational consultations to patients worldwide.
Takoma Park Alternative Care takes great pride in helping those with debilitating conditions to access medicine that will truly alleviate their symptoms. Dr. Frye has evaluated over four thousand patients. Taking immense pride in assisting patients to regain their health, Takoma Park Alternative Care goes the extra mile to ensure every individual has access to this life-changing medicine.
While payment is made at the time of service, patients are provided with a superbill so they may file with their insurance companies for reimbursement. Dr. Frye is on hand to answer follow-up questions by email, phone, or telemedicine. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.takomacare.com or by calling the office.
Nestled in its namesake of Takoma Park, Maryland, Takoma Park Alternative Care is proud to serve the Maryland communities of Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Rockville, Hyattsville, Potomac and College Park as well as the District of Columbia.
Takoma Park Alternative Care is located on the street that defines the Maryland and Washington DC border in historic, downtown Takoma Park. The office is two blocks from the Takoma Metro and it's tree-lined streets, restaurants, book stores, yoga studios, and coffee shops make for a safe, quiet, and comfortable environment. Whether you live down the street or on the far side the state, Takoma Park Alternative Care is proud to serve its diverse communities. Plenty of onsite and metered street parking is available.
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Not just an in and out visit. Dr Frye spent a lot of with us evaluating my medical condition and explaining how to use marijuana. Her recommendations about tincture and patches and what kind was really helpful. Already feeling relief. So grateful to have a doctor that knows her stuff!
She is knowledgeable and open about the benefits of cannabis. I appreciate the amount of time she spent with me getting to know me and my issues and making recommendations on what would work best for me.
For sure the staff and physicians were very friendly. Wait time for the whole process from start to finish was about an hour. Physician was a professional. Left with my MMJ Doctors Recomendation In Hand. Great information about cannabis provided in well made pamplets. I would recommend this. Dispensaries Go Online THIS YEAR in Maryland.