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Grand Rapids Alternative Care

4582 West River Dr.

Comstock Park, MI 49321

 616-214-8944

www.graltcare.com

 Who We Are

Grand Rapids Alternative Care is dedicated to helping people legally acquire marijuana to alleviate specific qualifying conditions and symptoms. Our caring and competent staff is available five days a week to personally take your calls, answer your questions and schedule appointments.

          Medical services are provided by Dr. Deborah Margules, who graduated from Wayne State University, School of Medicine in 1990 and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Michigan. She will review your medical records, conduct a brief medical history and write a recommendation to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  for you to receive a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card. No prescription for marijuana is written by the physician. The State of Michigan issues the Medical Marijuana Identification Cards and is the final authority.

 Qualifying Conditions

  The State of Michigan allows patients with the following debilitating diagnoses who are undergoing treatment to obtain marijuana for medical use:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS Positive
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail Patella Syndrome

 

A medical condition or treatment that causes the following conditions may also qualify for medical marijuana:

  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrom
  • Severe or Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures (including but not limited to those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis)

Grand Rapids Alternative Care is always here to answer questions or help out with any issues regarding medical marijuana.

Note: It is the State of Michigan that issues the Medical Marihuana Registry Identification Cards. The State is the final authority.

 

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Qualified Illnesses but not limited to!
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
Symptoms vary however, watch for unusual loss in memory or moodswings. Also simple things such as talking on the phone may become difficult.
Crohn's Disease
Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, cramping and diarrhea. Pain arises at or below the navel, often in lower portion of abdomen.
Nail Patella
Abnormalities of bone, joints, fingernails and kidneys due to poor development.
Severe & Chronic Pain
Uncomfortable pain that persists for days, weeks, months or even years. Results from damage to the peripheral nerves or the central nervous system.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)
A progressively fatal neurodegenerative diesese that is caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in the central nervous system that control ones muscle movement.
Glaucoma
High eye pressure that can damage the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damage one has Glaucoma.
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
Disease featuring hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) and dehydration in response to disease processes in or surrounding the brain.
Seizures
Violent jerking, followed by loss of consciousness and body stiffening, followed by a deep sleep. There are also many different types of seizures.
Cancer
A list of diseses that form a group of cells that display an uncontrolable growth. There are many different types of cancer.
HIV/AIDS
Unleashes a persons ability to fight infections and cancer. Can occur with unprotected sex or with needle sharing.
Severe Nausea
High ammounts of uncontrolable dizziness which may later lead to involuntary vomiting. Headaches and deep sleep may occur as well.
Muscle Spasms
Involuntary contraction of a muscle. They occur suddenly usually resolve quickly and often painful.