Medical Marijuana Specialist

Sofia Din, MD -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Juvanni MedSpa®

Sofia Din, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine & Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Yonkers, NY

New York is one of the states that permits medical marijuana to be prescribed by qualified physicians, such as board-certified family medicine specialist Sofia Din, MD, for a variety of conditions. You can schedule a consultation with her at the practice, Juvanni MedSpa® in Yonkers, New York, to find out if you qualify for medical marijuana. If you have chronic pain, cancer, or another possibly qualifying condition, call the friendly staff today to set up your appointment, or book online.

Medical Marijuana Q&A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana allows for the use of marijuana or its chemical to treat diseases or conditions. It’s no different from the products used for recreational purposes, but is tightly regulated, and approved medical use is not punishable by law.

Marijuana contains more than 100 different chemicals that have powerful effects on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC creates the “high” you feel when you take marijuana; CBD is not hallucinogenic.

What conditions benefit from medical marijuana use?

Dr. Din reviews your particular case before prescribing medical marijuana. Common conditions that it may positively affect include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Appetite loss or anorexia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Some mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Wasting disease

Some people with chronic pain or nausea also benefit from medical marijuana.

How does medical marijuana improve health conditions?

Medical marijuana has a powerful effect on the body. It can:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
  • Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
  • Relax tight muscles in people with multiple sclerosis
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
  • Stimulate weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS by stimulating appetite

If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, contact Juvanni MedSpa® today for an evaluation.

What happens during a medical marijuana evaluation?

A medical marijuana evaluation determines whether you qualify for treatment with the substance. During the evaluation, Dr. Din reviews your medical history and assesses treatment methods you’ve tried in the past. She’ll also discuss your symptoms and how they affect your quality of life on a daily basis. She’ll apply professional judgment to determine if you may benefit from medical marijuana treatment.

If she believes you qualify, Dr. Din can then issue you with approval to receive a medical marijuana card and register you with New York’s Medical Marijuana program.

Dr. Din wants you to feel your best and medical marijuana may help you do that. Call the office of Juvanni MedSpa®, or schedule an evaluation online to find out if you qualify for a medical marijuana card. 


** individual results may vary