About Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center
- Medical Marijuana Evaluations
- We convert your physician certification form into a PDF (electronic) file (required for State's on-line application process)
- 24 hour Verification
- Pain Management Treatment Options: acupuncture, non-steroidal & trigger point injections, prolotherapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Full array of Naturopathic Medical Care
The primary goal of THE EVALUATION CENTER is to provide the certification necessary for qualified people to obtain medical marijuana under the State of Arizona medical marijuana laws and to achieve the quality of life desired.
During the certification process, your physician will discuss with you the benefits (along with the risks) of choosing medical marijuana as an alternative therapeutic treatment thus allowing you to make a well informed decision. In addition, your physician may recommend other pertinent treatments such as pain management and / or nutritional counseling.
Our evaluation center is staffed with experienced and compassionate doctors that are well trained in the areas of alternative health treatment options and other support personnel who will assist you throughout the entire certification process. In addition, your physician will provide you with follow up care for your qualifying condition.
Dr. Elaine Burns, Medical Director
Dr. Burns is an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD). In addition to her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, she also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Pre-med from the University of Delaware and, a Master’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Burns is passionate about her profession and is committed to helping others achieve wellness and vitality in their lives. Her areas of interest include anti-aging and, the medical uses of Cannabis. She has worked at continuing her education by obtaining post-graduate training in these specific areas.
Dr. Burns is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation and Cannabis Pain Management Centers. In addition, Dr. Burns is the first in the state of Arizona to pass the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine's (AACM) physician certification test qualifying her as an expert in the clinical applications of cannabis medicine. The AACM provides the GOLD standard for medical cannabis recommendations and approval.
Dr. Burns is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), the Naturopathic Board of Aesthetic Medicine (NpBAM) , the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.
Dr. Miriam Peachy
Dr. Miriam Peachy enjoys treating patients with challenging conditions. She establishes trust with these patients and works with them at their comfort level to help them feeling and functioning better. She encourages her patients’ input, knowing that she is a facilitator of healing and that the patients do the real work. Her primary areas of focus are weight loss, chronic disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, and autoimmune disease. She is a classically trained homeopath, and believes that homeopathy is a vital component and effective tool in helping her patients on the path towards health. Dr. Peachy believes that most conditions are multi-faceted, and works at many levels with her patients, including exploring the mind/body connection, adjusting lifestyle factors, and providing a variety of treatment options.
Dr. Peachy is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in Information Technology with the University of Maryland University College. She has lived in four countries and has been exposed to many different cultures and traditions. Her interests include Native American spirituality and shamanism, meditation, indigenous medicine, plants and gardening, hiking, swimming, and travel.
Improving the quality of life for every patient.
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn's disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe and chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy)
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms