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Beyond Biologics 4 Crohn’s Disease?

He’ll be right in to see you

"He'll be right in to see you." “He’ll be right in to see you.”

“He’ll be right in to see you.”

      Your doctor appointment is scheduled for 5:30 PM and at 5:25 PM some very nice 30-something “small-business office attractive” receptionist leans into the waiting room calling out your name. For a nanosecond you think you’ve spotted flirtation in her eyes when […]

NEW/FUTURE Crohn’s Disease Treatments

(Please note these “new” and “future” treatments discussed by Dr. Chapman apply to BOTH Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  Ulcerative Colitis is not listed in the title above simply due to space constraints.  Dr. Mark L. Chapman is the only remaining practicing gastroenterologist who was trained by the late, great Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn, who in 1932, along with Drs. Leon Ginzburg and Gordon D. Oppenheimer, first identified the disease which eventually bore […]

Patient-centric concerns re: NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program

4 of the 8 Medicinal Marijuana Product Strains offered by my dispensary. 1-4 of the 8 Medicinal Marijuana Product Strains offered by my New Jersey dispensary.

Part 3 of 4-part Series chronicling my current experience as a Crohn’s Disease patient participating in New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (NJMMP)

Reasonable Need for NJMMP Patient-centric revisions have made this a 4-part […]

Chronic Pain Opioid Medications stigmatized as causing Addiction

June 23, 2016 – I applaud the persistent efforts of United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD mobilizing the medical community to address, assess and then fight the current Opioid Epidemic but I am gravely disappointed by the potential implications from the broad-sweeping “Addiction” conclusion he shared with the media yesterday, as depicted above.  More specifically, I fear Surgeon General Dr. Murthy’s “addiction” comments might be interpreted by attention-seeking politicians as his summary assessment of […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Mystery Tour

Medical Marijuana is LEGAL in New Jersey for certain conditions including Crohn's Disease & Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Marijuana is LEGAL in New Jersey for certain conditions including Crohn’s Disease & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

Where does this Medical Marijuana journey start? 

     Besides the high cost of both the Medical Marijuana in New Jersey and having access to […]

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