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Elaine Burns, Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center Introduces Mobile Doctors Unit

Phoenix, Arizona. With medical marijuana dispensaries finally selected and soon to open, increasing numbers of patients around Arizona will need better access to doctors who are able to evaluate their need for the medication. Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center will be introducing its Mobile Doctors service on August 31 to serve that need. The Mobile Doctors unit will provide on-location evaluations in under-served areas of the state as well as at selected dispensaries. It will be the first service of its kind in Arizona.

"Patients in outlying areas such as Bullhead City, Show Low and Yuma have little or no access to doctors who feel qualified to provide a certification," commented Dr. Elaine Burns, founder of Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center and the Cannabis Pain Management Center. "We will fill that need by bringing the doctors directly to them."

The fully staffed mobile clinic will be housed in a classic, 31-foot 1976 Airstream travel trailer that has been completely refurbished and converted into an inviting office/examination space. The distinctive silver trailer will contain a central staff area and two private examination rooms. A fully self-contained unit, its doctors and staff will be able to help patients with everything from setting appointments to conducting pre-qualification exams. For those patients who would otherwise be faced with long trips to major metropolitan parts of the state, the Mobile Doctors unit will be the answer to a prayer.

Dispensaries, which will be operating as not-for-profit entities, will find that the Mobile Doctors unit can have a positive impact on both their level of service and their bottom line. As a welcome service, they will be able to provide their patient customers with on-location evaluations, thus simplifying the often-confusing process for them. Additionally, since Mobile Doctors is also a non-profit entity, donations to the clinic can be treated as charitable contributions.

Dr. Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) and Certified Expert in Cannabis Medicine, is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation and Cannabis Pain Management Centers. She was the first physician in Arizona to pass the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine's (AACM) physician certification test which established her as Arizona's only certified expert in the clinical application of cannabis medicine. With interests in both anti-aging and the medical uses of cannabis, Dr. Burns is deeply committed to helping her patients achieve wellness and vitality in their lives.

Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center is located in Phoenix at 12620 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite 7 and in Scottsdale at 8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 105. For further information or to receive photographs of the Mobile Doctors unit, contact Dr. Elaine Burns at 480-656-2119 or email her directly at drburns@EvaluationToday.com.

Phoenix, Arizona. As the first physician in Arizona to pass the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine's (AACM) physician certification test, Dr. Elaine M. Burns, founder of Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center and the Cannabis Pain Management Center, recently set a new, higher standard for doctors working in Arizona's medical marijuana community. The certification establishes Dr. Burns as Arizona's only certified expert in the clinical application of cannabis medicine and raises the professional and ethical bar for the many doctors in Arizona who are now evaluating patients for medical marijuana.

To receive the certification, Dr. Burns passed a rigorous written and oral examination and demonstrated her adherence to strict requirements for licensing, experience and standing in the medical community. She passed the certification test following her attendance at the 7th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Tucson, AZ on April 27th and 28th.

"Arizona's medical marijuana law is new enough that standards for referring doctors are still being established," commented Dr. Burns. "Now is the time for us to establish the legitimacy of doctors who work with medical marijuana patients. It is critical that we maintain the highest ethical and medical standards. That will go a very long way toward overcoming the long-established bias against this very important medication. Our patients deserve nothing less."

The AACM is the gold standard for the emerging field of medical cannabis recommendations and approval. Its members are clinicians and researchers active in the field of endogenous, plant-derived and synthetic cannabinoids and those who support the medical use of cannabinoids. Members who have passed the Certification Test are expected to adhere to a well-defined set of best practices for administering patient care that encompasses everything from initial patient examinations and medical recordkeeping to advertising and medical ethics.

Dr. Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation and Cannabis Pain Management Centers. With interests in both anti-aging and the medical uses of cannabis, Dr. Burns is deeply committed to helping her patients achieve wellness and vitality in their lives.

Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center is located in Phoenix at 12620 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite 7 and in Scottsdale at 8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 105. For further information, visit the web site at www.EvaluationToday.com or contact Dr. Elaine Burns at 480-656-2119, drburns@EvaluationToday.com.

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