Medical Marijuana Patient Certification

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About Medical Marijuana Patient Certification at Physio Logic

  • Double Board Certified Pain Specialist & Anesthesiologist
  • Medical Marijuana Patient Certification

Physio Logic’s Medical Marijuana Program is led by our Double Board Certified Spine & Sports Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist and Anesthesiologist, Tanuj Palvia, MD. At Physio Logic, we are dedicated to providing access to the latest treatments for our patients. We are advocates of this new promising treatment that can potentially aid many of those with chronic pain and other qualifying illnesses. Dr. Palvia is certified to register patients with certain illnesses for the medical use of marijuana.

To see if you qualify as a medical marijuana patient in the state of New York, please visit New York State Department of Health and navigate to the “qualifying conditions” link to see an updated list of qualifying conditions from the New York State Department of Health. The qualifying medical conditions listed by Columbia Care New York include the following:

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • PTSD
  • Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity
  • Any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed

The associated or complicating conditions include:

  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Severe or Chronic pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Seizures

If patients can prove NY state residency and have a qualifying medical condition, the next step is to obtain a medical marijuana patient certification from a participating physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.

Once patients have received certification by a registered medical marijuana program provider, they must go online to to complete an online patient application for the medical marijuana program in which proof of residency and patient certification is required. Once approved by NYS, the patient will receive their medical marijuana card in the mail. For a list of registered medical marijuana organization dispensary locations click here.

Medical insurance does not cover medical marijuana consultations, however, our consultation fee includes the complete medical evaluation: the physician’s office visit, review of medical records, documentation of necessary paperwork with New York State. Note that this fee does not guarantee registration, there are certain patient criteria that must be met.

For more information, please visit the New York State Department of Health

*Please bring all copies of medical records, diagnosis, previous test results, blood work, and imaging results.

Meet Dr. Tanuj Palvia

Dr. Tanuj Palvia - Spine & Sports Medicine Specialist at Physio Logic

Dr. Tanuj Palvia, MD

Board Certified in Pain Management & Anesthesiology


  • Trained in acute, chronic, and cancer pain management.
  • Offers a wide range of minimally-invasive interventional and ultrasound guided techniques.
  • Years of experience with regenerative medicine, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell therapies.

Patient Testimonials

Melissa P. Patient Testimonial “Dr. Palvia was instrumental in helping me lower the inflammation in my knee with cortisone shots. The injections were quick and painless. I have a significant amount of arthritis built up around my knee. The team at Physio Logic have successfully gotten my body to a point where I don’t feel nearly as much irritation as I used to. I feel so much better these last 6 months than I have in the last 2 years of my life.”

-Melissa P.

Erica D. Patient Testimonial headshot “Almost a week after getting the PRP injection, there was a noticeable decrease of pain. I felt much more comfortable doing certain exercises that gave me trouble in the past… I feel confident that the PRP treatment will continue to help my body heal and look forward to seeing my progress all the way through.”

-Erica D.

Michael Patient Testimonial Head Shot “I decided to give platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy a try and after a week or so I felt great. The pain went away and I felt so much more mobile.”

-Michael C.

Anthony J. Patient Testimonial “For many years I have been suffering from the pain in my knees due to osteoarthritis. The sports medicine specialist at Physio Logic was the only doctor that recommended Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to me. Going up and down stairs proved to be difficult because of the pain in my knees. Walking fast was also an issue. I limped around a lot. It’s gotten much better now with Physio Logic’s help. I’m optimistic about the PRP treatment results.”

-Anthony J.

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