Falmouth practice thrives on medical marijuana

August 19th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

FALMOUTH — Bob wakes up every day in excruciating pain. He can only get out of his house in Gray a few days a week. And one of the reasons he gets out of the house is to see his doctor in Falmouth.

Dr. Dustin Sulak at Integr8 in Falmouth.

But it’s not an ordinary medical practice.

Integr8 Health, at 170 U.S. Route 1, uses medical marijuana and other non-traditional remedies to treat patients. Headed by Dr. Dustin Sulak, Integr8 has a staff of 10 doctors and nurse practitioners doing integrative medicine and medical cannabis consultations.

Sulak has another practice in Manchester. He said he opened the office in Falmouth in 2011 simply because there was a need. He said he was turning hundreds of patients away each week, so the practice targeted a population-dense area, eventually settling on Falmouth.

“We see people from all over the state, literally,” Sulak said. “I do think that people that have debilitating medical conditions hear about us because they talk to other patients that get results with this type of medicine.”

“We don’t take all the credit for the beneficial effects of cannabis, but we do have integrative protocols that use lifestyle change and herbs and other supplements, and other promoting activities, to help the patients get better,” Sulak said.

Bob, who agreed to talk only if his identity was protected, said this is exactly how he heard about Integr8.

“The pain was so much I couldn’t

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