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Frequently Asked Questions

We see chronically ill patients, 21 years of age and older, in Citrus, Marion, Lake, Hernando, Sumter and surrounding counties.

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

Please bring: 

  • Your FL Driver’s license, or if a seasonal resident, 2 forms of ID, Utility bills and deed, mortgage, or proof of ownership.
  • Payment of $75 to the Florida Department of Health can be made online or a check can be mailed with a paper application.
  • Physician office visit under $200 at both locations
  • Payment for the doctor’s fee. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
What is medical marijuana or cannabis?

It is a plant used for centuries for all kinds of medical conditions. It is a popular alternative for opiates and is non toxic.

Is your practice considered a doctor’s office?

While Dr. Robert Goethe is a certified MMJ doctor through the state of Florida’s Compassionate Use system, we are not considered a doctor’s office. We are a physician’s service.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we see patients by appointment only. Please call our office at 352-601-4200 or email us to schedule an appointment.

Can I get a prescription for medical marijuana/medical cannabis from my personal physician?

You must obtain an ID card – not a prescription – to obtain medical marijuana at a dispensary. Only a Florida state licensed physician certified under the state’s Compassionate Use system can qualify an individual for the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry.

What qualifies me to get my medical marijuana ID card?

All patients and/or their legal representatives desiring to obtain medical marijuana must have a valid Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID card. This allows the individual named on the card to obtain low-THC marijuana/cannabis, medical marijuana/medical cannabis, and cannabis delivery devices. Patients must be evaluated by Florida state licensed physician, be a Florida resident and submit an application to the Office of Compassionate Use. Once our physician has evaluated your condition, we can provide you with information on how to complete your electronic application.

Once I have my ID card, do I need to come back for additional visits?

We want to see you in 70 days from your approval date to check on your progress and offer assistance in dosing. Once settled you don’t need to be seen until your expiration date approaches.

How often must I be re-certified?

Re-certification is required every year with the State to maintain your ID Card.  The fee from the State is $75.

Does insurance cover my visit?

We are not aware of any health insurance companies that cover these visits. We do accept cash and all major credit cards.

What counties do you serve?

We see patients at two convenient locations in Citrus and Sumter counties, centrally located to most individuals who live in Citrus, Marion, Lake, Hernando, Sumter and surrounding counties.

What conditions/diseases may qualify me for a medical marijuana/medical cannabis ID card?

The current list in the state of Florida include: 

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Non-malignant Chronic Pain

The list of qualifying conditions could expand in the future.