- What conditions can be treated with cannabis? – Cannabis can help with Anxiety, Insomnia, Migraines, Cancer, Chronic Pain, IBD, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Autism, PTSD, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases as well as Myasthenia Gravis.
- How can I get medical cannabis for my child? – Regarding a minor, I see the patient with the parent in the room. At the end of the consult I issue a recommendation letter for the child and a caregiver letter for the parent that allows the parent to purchase the medicine on behalf of the child.
- How long does it take to know if medical cannabis will work? – When a patient comes in for the initial consult we develop a treatment plan together. I usually recommend trying the initial treatment plan for at least 2 weeks before making adjustments. If after 2 weeks there is not enough improvement, we make adjustments and go from there.
- What is MCT oil? – MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides. It is a form of fractionated coconut oil. It is a carrier oil used to dilute the cannabis oil in order to get the proper concentration of the cannabis oil.
Meet Mark Kurzman, M.D.
Dr. Kurzman combines experience in family medicine and preventive care with a deep understanding of the unique therapeutic qualities of medical cannabis in his role as a general practitioner.
Growing up in New York with a fascination for biology and a passion for helping others, Dr. Kurzman’s dream was to be a doctor. To this day, his favorite part of the job is spending time with his patients, fostering the personal connections with them that ensure they get the best care possible.
Dr. Kurzman’s dream of a career in medicine took him to Haifa, Israel, where he received his medical degree from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. After completing his residency in family medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AHEC-SW program in Texarkana, Arkansas, the globe-trotting Dr. Kurzman brought his experience to California.