The Importance of Getting Your Certification Done with the Right Practitioner

August 31, 2020 | The Importance of Getting Your Certification Done with the Right Practitioner

If you are coping with chronic pain, PTSD or another condition and looking for relief through cannabis, finding a skilled and empathetic practitioner is critical. New York has numerous regulations in place to screen both practitioners and patients. Why is it so critical to get your certification done at the right place?

Certification Takes Time

New York requires all patients to visit a certified practitioner, and that is designed to protect you as a patient. All practitioners who are certified are deemed as qualified to treat patients with the serious conditions cannabis is prescribed for, licensed and in good standing while practicing in New York. All practitioners are also required to complete an educational course and be registered with the New York State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program.

Why an Empathetic Practitioner Is Key

Beyond the certification process, some practitioners, like Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC, go above and beyond to connect with patients. One recent patient remarked that Lauraine “made [them] feel at ease with all the information” and that she was “kind and patient.” When dealing with complex medical conditions, many people are turned away by a healthcare industry that does not understand. Others, like Lauraine, seek to bridge the gap between the healthcare community and those with complex conditions in need of care. 

Another chronic pain patient expressed how grateful he was that we “put [him] in the right direction” and gave him a solution that works. Lauraine “helped [him] with [his] chronic pain and was understanding and so knowledgeable.” “If you are looking to get your pain under control, she…[can] guide you through this easy process.” His words are very meaningful to us, as we work hard to truly listen and connect with all of our patients. We never rush to find the right solution for our patients. Instead, we connect with them, listen to them and then work to offer a solution to their problems. That’s compassion and empathy, and it is one of the many reasons why so many people visit Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC.

Find an Empathetic and Experienced Practitioner with Help from Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC

To explore pain reliever alternatives that don’t interact poorly with your other medications or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call us at (516) 570-7565. Lauraine Kanders offers online telemedicine to patients coping with chronic pain, PTSD, mental health difficulties, epilepsy and other conditions. Live your best pain-free life with help from Lauraine Kanders.

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