We can issue Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) certifications for established pain patients with the following conditions specified by the New York State Department of Health (cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, or neuropathy, associated with severe chronic pain or severe muscle spasms).
Must have one of the following conditions: cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, or Huntington’s disease associated with severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
Must have medical records indicating the qualifying diagnosis, dated within the last 6 months.
Must be 18 +.
Must be a resident of New York State with a proof of residency such as a driver’s license or passport.
Consult NY State Department of Health web site to make sure your condition qualifies. You will have to ask your current doctors to fax or mail us their recent treatment notes and test results related to your condition.
Initial Visit: $250.00. Subsequent visits: $100.00. Patients must pay at the time of visit. Insurance not accepted for this particular service.
Upstate Pain Clinic
Upstate Pain Clinic strives to be the premier pain management clinic in Upstate New York, providing a variety of treatments to help their patients improve their quality of life. Based in Pittsford, New York, Upstate Pain Clinic is committed to listening to each of their patients and finding the best method that suits their needs.
Dr. Vilenski received his medical training from the S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia and served his residencies in Iowa and New York, specializing in pain management and anesthesiology. While serving as a field medic in the Russian military, he sustained a back injury from a helicopter crash and required spinal surgery. This intimate experience with pain inspired his professional pursuit of pain management and added a deeper understanding of each patient’s suffering. After opening his practice, Upstate Pain Clinic, he discovered medical cannabis and the widespread benefits it carried for pain treatment in particular. Committed to healing his patients in any way he can, he began performing medical marijuana evaluations to allow patients access to natural medication that helps them.
Upstate Pain Clinic specializes in many treatments under the umbrella of pain management, ranging from traditional pharmaceuticals to alternative methods. Dr. Vilenski and his team are committed to truly listening to each patient’s symptoms and needs, working with them to determine the best course of action to reclaim their health. They are compassionate, understanding, and very knowledgeable in different pain management methodologies, able to combine different treatments to achieve the best possible results.
Upstate Pain Clinic accepts insurance for many of their pain services but at this time does not accept insurance for medical marijuana evaluations. They do their best to work with each patient to get them the treatment they need. Dr. Vilenski makes it a priority to follow up with his patients on a case by case basis, and appointments are scheduled in advance over the phone.
Upstate Pain Clinic is based in Pittsford, New York, right off the 490 and 96 highways. Nestled in the southern Rochester area, they are proud to serve the Fairport, Pittsford, Fishers, Henrietta, Walworth, Irondequoit, Spencerport, and Scottsville areas, as well as larger upstate New York.
As a comprehensive pain management center, Upstate Pain Clinic offers a variety of anesthetic and pain treatments. In addition to medical marijuana evaluations, they provide sedation/analgesia procedures, pain medication, radiofrequency ablation, epidurals, SI joint injections, and more.
Pittsford, New York is based in upstate New York, a few miles outside Rochester and Lake Ontario. Rochester plays home to the Strong Museum, University of Rochester, and the Blue Cross Arena, with the Genesee River passing right down the middle of the city. To the northeast is Syracuse, home to Syracuse University, the Carrier Dome, Syracuse Zoo and the Destiny USA shopping mall. From all across upstate New York, Upstate Pain Clinic is proud to serve any patient traveling to their offices.
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