Medicinal Cannabis Prescribing
Medical cannabis could be an alternative for a number of chronic conditions, where conventional medication has not been so successful.
Dr Iryna Oleshko is an Authorised Prescriber of Medicinal Cannabis in Australia. She holds an Advanced certificate of Medicinal Cannabis and is a Member of Australia and New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners. She will assess your medical history and eligibility for medicinal cannabis. If deemed appropriate she will develop a treatment plan including cannabinoid therapy.
Patients must be over the age of 18.
Medical cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant and bred to specifically to use the plant’s therapeutic properties to treat a number of chronic conditions The plant contains over 100 compounds that are called cannabinoids and mimic the naturally occurring cannabinoids found within the human body. The most common and abundant cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is increasing research and clinical evidence indicating that these compounds could help to relieve the symptoms of many chronic conditions. The therapeutic and pain-relieving properties of medical cannabis are the reason why increasing numbers of people consider it as alternative treatment for their ailments.
Medical cannabis does affect every person differently, due to factors such as size, weight, health, dosage, tolerance and age. Medical cannabis does not work for every patient and patients may experience side effects. Medical cannabis in Australia is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and details about cannabis as a scheduled drug can be found on their website.
Dr Iryna Oleshko is the only GP at Brecken Bunbury currently prescribing medicinal cannabis to those who qualify.
You can phone our reception team and let them know you would like to make an appointment for medicinal cannabis or you can visit our website and book online.
Initial appointment: 45 minutes
Subsequent appointments: 15-30 minutes
This is a private billing service and no concession rates apply.
Initial appointment: $220.00
Medicare Rebate: $111.50
Subsequent Appointments: Pending time $81.00-$148.50
Medicare Rebate: Pending time $39.10-$75.75