Thomas Cook, M.D.
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Honolulu doctor- Thomas Cook, M.D.
Taking new patients now! By appointment only. All new patients are welcome. We have an onsite medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in PTSD and cannabis. Dr. Cook also specializes in other herbal and alternative treatments for insomnia and stress. Be sure to visit our site: www.hawaiimedmj.com We can certify for patients using diagnoses of 1) PTSD or 2) chronic pain. If you have anxiety, insomnia, or chronic stress, or just chronic pain, you may qualify for a card! Since we are a speciality mental health clinic, PTSD/stress patients do NOT need to show prior records. We do our own evaluation at the visit. Chronic pain patients DO need to show some sort of prior records. If you do not qualify, we will not charge you a fee. Give us a call now! Veteran price discounts are available.
Dispensaries are opening soon! You must have a 329 medical marijuana card to gain access to the dispensaries. Card processing times take about 3 weeks. It's a perfect time to apply for a card. We are a very patient-friendly clinic. There is plenty of parking in our parking lot, which is open-air, and right off the highway near the University of Hawaii. (We are in the Varsity Building, next to where the old varsity theater used to be.)
Thomas Cook, M.D. is a Honolulu Medicinal Cannabis Evaluator Hawaiians in search of compassionate medicinal cannabis evaluations should contact Dr. Thomas Cook over at Mended Minds Hawaii on University Avenue in Honolulu. Dr. Cook runs a private mental health clinic specializing in treating both PTSD and ADHD in combat veterans and Hawaiian citizens alike. Dr. Thomas Cook, a board-certified psychiatrist, and Dr. Michal Cohen, a licensed clinical social worker, have teamed up to provide Honolulu patients and all Hawaiians with an invaluable evaluation service. An insurance-accepting card clinic built into Dr. Cook’s own private practice. They don’t just offer cards either, they offer routine, follow-up care and treatment, as medically appropriate, to qualifying Honolulu patients. They steadfastly believe that healing and general betterment can be greatly enhanced when medicinal cannabis use is supplemented with compassionate psychiatric care. They’re there for their patients. Dr. Cook also provides his patients with as much of the latest medical marijuana information as possible. Too, he and Dr. Cohen recommend that their patients educate themselves as much as they can about cannabis alongside ongoing discussions with Dr. Cook before jumping into a dispensary. Honolulu patients curious about the medicinal cannabis approach to wellbeing should contact Dr. Thomas Cook and Dr. Michal Cohen at Mended Minds to find out more. Remember, their medicinal cannabis evaluation service accepts insurance and will only charge upon approval! History: Dr. Thomas Cook and Dr. Michal Cohen have been practicing psychiatric medicine in Honolulu and helping their communities for years, but they noticed an overwhelming trend among their combat veteran patients and their chronic PTSD: cannabis helped. He found that his patients just wanted to rest and to forget; psychiatric SSRIs and adrenaline blockers and beta blockers were just not good enough. Cannabis helped to a far greater degree than standard pharmaceutical prescriptions. So much so, in fact, that Dr. Cook dove into medicinal cannabis to learn as much as he could—to see if there really was something to this trend. There was. In January of 2015, Dr. Cook joined the medical marijuana frontier by adding a humane medicinal cannabis evaluation center to his private psychiatric practice in Honolulu and ever since his patients have been leading healthier, happier lives. Procedure: The first step prospective medicinal cannabis patients must take is to contact a certified physician like Mended Minds’s Dr. Thomas Cook. Once Dr. Cook has certified the Honolulu patient for medical cannabis administration, the patient must then register him or herself with Hawai’i’s Medical Marijuana Registry Program through the Department of Health. Once registered, Hawai’i’s Department of Health will snail mail the patient a 329 Registration Card—and it’s this card that allows patients to legally purchase medicinal cannabis statewide from approved dispensaries. Local Legislation: To legally acquire a medicinal cannabis recommendation in the state of Hawai’i, the patient must first have state-issued identification, like a driver’s license, which requires a permanent Hawaiian address. Out-of-state residents and other visitors are out of luck. Hawaiian legislation also requires that its medicinal cannabis patients suffer from chronic and/or debilitating ailments in order to qualify for certification. Note that Dr. Cook and Dr. Michal Cohen specialize in mental health, stress, and trauma disorders, not in pain or cancer. Once the state has approved a patient for medicinal cannabis usage, they ask that the patient be mindful of the “adequate supply” laws as well as the prohibition of self-administration in public. Senate Bill 548 hopes to legalize marijuana for recreational use islandwide. Stay tuned for more. Service Locations: Dr. Thomas Cook and Dr. Michal Cohen of Mended Minds are located at 1110 University Avenue #302 on Honolulu. They welcome any and every Hawaiian from the gorgeous shores of The Big Island to the tropics of Kauai to stop by Honolulu for psychiatric care and medicinal cannabis evaluations. The good Doctors of Mended Minds have created a safe space for patients to talk about what ails them, from the busied students of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, just down the street, to the North Shore dwellers in Waialua, Mended Minds will listen and help. Location Information: Hawai’i, a tropical wonderland worshipped the world around, rests just a few thousand miles west of California, nearly smack in the center of the Pacific Ocean. O’ahu, the westernmost island, is bliss incarnate; it is medical marijuana’s euphoric buzz in island form. From the surfing hot spots of the Banzai Pipeline and Waiamea Bay to the stunning vistas along the Haiku Stairs, O’ahu is ripe with natural, resplendent wonder. O’ahu isn’t lacking on historical sites either; be sure to visit the Iolani Palace or the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park to take a dip in Hawai’i’s history, naval and otherwise.