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Treating Cancer Diagnoses With Medical Cannabis

July 21, 2017

Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses associated with medical cannabis. It is well-known that cannabis can offer immediate relief to patients undergoing cancer treatments by reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as increasing appetite. Less well-known are the other potential benefits patients report from using medical cannabis. For example, many patients experience chronic […]

Tips for that Unintended Summer Sunburn

July 13, 2017

For many of us, July is filled with flags, fireworks, and fun in the sun.   However, if you or a family member wake up looking like a lobster, you may have overdone the sun exposure. Every sunburn incident results in some level of DNA-damaged skin. Multiple burns increase the risk (by as much as 80%) […]

Medical Marijuana for Treating ADD/ADHD

July 6, 2017

Many people have asked me whether medical cannabis might be able to help someone who has debilitating ADD/ADHD, and if I would be willing to facilitate the treatment. Because one of the known side effects of recreational marijuana is the possibility of reducing attention, memory, and cognitive function (especially in children), one could reasonably ask […]

How I Utilize Medical Cannabis Therapy in Children & Adults

June 29, 2017

As a physician, who for the past 20 years has been at the forefront of developing wholistic treatment protocols, I have often had to navigate new therapies and figure out best how to see what is best for a particular patient.  Within certain medical conditions (autism is a perfect example), we often find that different […]

Why I Treat Children with Medical Cannabis Therapy

June 23, 2017

As a wholistic pediatrician, I have used medicinal herbs to treat variety of childhood ailments for more than 20 years. Back in 1997, if you would have suggested I would be ordering medical cannabis for children in 2017, I probably would have smiled and asked, “What have you been smoking?”

Florida Legislature (Finally!) Passes Medical Marijuana Law

June 15, 2017

Although 71% of Florida voters approved medical marijuana in the 2016 election, state legislators initially failed to pass regulations implementing Amendment 2. Recently in a special legislative session, the legislature overwhelmingly passed a measure that Governor Scott intends to sign into law. While I disagree with some aspects of the bill, overall I am delighted […]

Dr. Berger Interviewed on WFLA-TV About Zika Concerns

May 31, 2017

Original story on News Channel 8 by Gayle Guyardo (Published: September 5, 2016, 10:15 am Updated: September 5, 2016, 4:33 pm) TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)  – On the front lines in the fight against the Zika virus, crews are double-dosing chemicals to kill larva and adult mosquitoes. People are being urged to use bug sprays with the […]

Florida’s Medical Cannabis Bill Fails, Status Quo Prevails

May 10, 2017

On Friday, the Florida Senate and House could not come to an agreement on the wording of legislation to regulate the implementation of medical cannabis, which is constitutionally legal as a result of 71% of Florida voters approving Amendment 2 last November. Due to the legislature’s inaction, no changes to the existing law will occur […]

Now Ordering Medical Cannabis for Florida’s Amendment 2 Patients

March 1, 2017

We are thrilled to announce Dr. David can now order both low-THC and THC-containing medical cannabis for all patients who qualify under Florida’s Amendment 2, as well as those with seizures, muscle spasms, and cancer who were previously only eligible to receive low-THC medical cannabis. For complete information about how we are implementing Amendment 2 […]

Dr. David’s Podcast Interview on Medical Cannabis in Florida

February 20, 2017

Dr. David  joined “The Marijuana Solution” podcast with guest Robert Roundtree to discuss the recent proposed rules by the Florida Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use.  In the interview, Dr. David breaks down the proposed rules and how they would affect a his ability to practice medicine.  Dr. David also discusses many of the therapeutic benefits for […]

Dr. David Speaks Out About Medical Cannabis at Public Meeting

February 9, 2017

David Berger, a Tampa pediatrician who runs Family Medical Cannabis Clinic, said he’s concerned the state will allow the Florida Board of Medicine to determine who is eligible for treatment. “I ask the Florida voters: Did you intend for the doctors and the patients to be the ones to decide?” Berger said to the audience […]

Dr. David Advocates for Medical Cannabis

February 8, 2017

Dr. David Berger, a Tampa pediatrician who runs Family Medical Cannabis Clinic, told the group he is concerned that a state board of medicine would be involved in a decision about who he can prescribe the drug to. “The board of medicine [has] never been in a consultation with me and my patient. They may not […]

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