Dr.Consalter is the founder of NeuroMedici and works as our primary M.D. at the practice. Check out this Q&A done with the Chicago Reader that breaks down his background, why he chose this industry, and what he loves about his job!
Please introduce yourself! Who is Dr. Consalter?
Mauricio Consalter: Hello! I’m an MD that specializes in integrative treat-ments such as ketamine infusion therapy and cannabis-based internal medicine for patients who struggle with severe chronic pain and mental health conditions.
Q: Why did you choose the cannabis industry?
MC: Back in the 90s when I was completing my residency for medical school,I worked side by side with patients diagnosed with terminal cancer. Seeing the way cannabis improved these patients’ quality of life, pain, and mood instantly intrigued me. When the cannabis certification program started in 2015, I knew I wanted to be involved and offer cannabis certifications to patients who were struggling to find treatments for severe chronic pain andmental health conditions.
Q: What do you do?
MC: I specialize in cannabis certifications through telemed (virtual) consultation so patients can register for their Illinois medical cannabis card. I encourage my patients with qualifying conditions to get their medical card because it saves them money (up to 40 percent in recreational tax); they can access exclusive dispensaries and products only available to medical patients; patients are first priority at dispensaries; and they are given the option togrow their own medicine if desired.
Q: You’ve won Best Clinic in Illinois to Get Your Medical Card for two years in a row. What makes you stand out?
MC: I think our amazing team and genuine care for our patients set us apart fromany other medical cannabis practice. When you book an appointment with us, you become a part of a community that wants to see you succeed. We spend countless hours a week speaking with our patients, walking them through the certification process, and going the extra step to help our patients reach their health goals.
Q: For whom is medical cannabis an option?
MC: Medical cannabis can relieve so many conditions that cause severe pain and/or mental illnesses. The list for qualifying conditions includes more than 30 conditions and ranges from PTSD to traumatic brain injury, migraines, cancer, and more. What sets cannabis apart from so many other treatment options are your wide range of product options. When you’re a medical cannabis patient, you are able to speak witha patient care representative, sometimes referred to as a budtender, to help you find the best products to support you on your health and wellness journey! If you are thinking about getting a medical cannabis card, you want a provider you can trust. Go to drconsalter.com to book your telemed appointment as soon as the next day. For more information on medical cannabis, visit our Instagram or Facebook @drconsalter.