Matthew Mintz, MD, FACP, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and practices in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Mintz is one of the few physicians in Washington, D.C., and Maryland that incorporates medical cannabis and CBD into his regular primary care practice. In addition to serving as a primary care physician, Dr. Mintz can certify patients for medical marijuana in Washington, D.C., the surrounding Maryland suburbs — including Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, and Chevy Chase — as well as patients from anywhere in the State of Maryland. During the pandemic, Dr. Mintz is offering telemedicine visits for certification and recertification for anyone in Maryland or DC.
Dr. Mintz is an expert in medical marijuana and CBD, and has certified over 1000 patients. He is author of the soon to be published book, "Medical Marijuana and CBD: A Physician's Guide for Patients." Dr. Mintz will not only certify you for medical marijuana, but unlike most certifying providers, he will give you a cutomized regimen to treat your specific condition. Dr. Mintz will give you written instructions of exactly what products to take, how to take them, and how to adjust the dose.
Dr. Mintz does not accept insurance, but because he also sees patients in his regular primary care practice, he is able to generate an invoice that you can submit to insurance for reimbursement. Patients with commercial insurance who have met their deductibles are usually reimbursed most if not all of the visit fee.
Most certifying providers in many states are not actually physicians. In the State of Maryland, even dentists and podiatrists can certify patients. Dr. Matthew Mintz is a board certified physician that incorporates medical cannabis and CBD into his regular medical practice, and is one of the few physician in the DC and Maryland area to do so. Named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Docs since 2012, Dr. Mintz received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After 20 years practicing medicine and teaching as a full-time faculty member at George Washington University, Dr. Mintz decided to open his own practice in Bethesda.
Most certifying providers do just that- give you a piece of paper that allows you access to a medical dispensary. While some of the bud-tenders in the dispensary can be very knowledgeable about what products are best to treat your condition, they are not clinicians and there is no certification. Imagine if your doctor wanted to start you on a blood pressure medication and told you to just ask the pharmacist at CVS what to take? At least the pharmacist has a PhD in pharmacology! Dr. Mintz is an expert in medical marijuana and CBD, and is author of the soon to be published book "Medical Marijuana and CBD: A Physician's Guide for Patients." He will create a customized medical cannabis regimen just for you, with written instructions of exactly what to take, how to take it, and how to adjust the dosage.
One of the biggest concerns of the patients I see who are new to medical marijuana is that they don't want to smoke, and they don't want to get "high." Dr. Mintz specializes in treating medically ill patients, including seniors ,with medical marijuana and CBD to treat their underlying conditions without smoking or side-effects. Dr. Mintz never recommends that patients smoke marijuana. Instead, he recommends alternatives such as pills or edible, drops or tinctures, topical preparations, and concentrates.