News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: A Caribbean-born immigrant and neurosurgeon, has earned the distinction of being licensed to prescribe medical cannabis treatments to patients in both Florida and Jamaica.
Dr. Anthony Hall, who was born in Jamaica, is one of the first five physicians in Florida to be certified by the State to recommend medical cannabis. He has also been since licensed in Jamaica.
Dr. Hall is a board-certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeon with over 25 years’ experience. He earned his Medicinae Doctorem et Chirurgiae Magistrum (MDCM) from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
He performed his Internship of General Surgery at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and went on to complete his Residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami in Miami, FL.
Dr. Hall then performed a research fellowship in Electrophysiology at the University of Miami and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has served as a national presenter.
Dr. Hall focuses his treatment on general brain and spine related conditions and injuries. The Lauderhill physician of the Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians has embraced the therapeutic uses of cannabis in his practice and says he “sees a variety of patients seeking alternative care.”
But Dr. Hall says Florida’s product choices remain narrow. “It’s still not a big marketplace,” Hall was quoted as saying recently. “From the patient’s perspective, there’s limited choice.”
That means it’s hard to customize the ratio of THC to CBD in a patient’s pot. Dr. Hall also said the cost of medical marijuana also limits the ability of the poor to pay for it, meaning minorities are disproportionately affected. “
Dr. Hall has pioneered, developed, and practiced minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques for the brain and spine since 1993. He has performed research in spinal electrophysiology at the University of Miami as part of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Dr. Hall has faculty appointments at Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine and the Herbert Wertheim Florida International University College of Medicine. Dr. Hall has also lectured and taught students from Barry University and the University of Alabama.
He is the President Elect of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the National Medical Association, and he is also a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Florida Neurosurgical Society. He is a Florida State Expert Medical Advisor for the Division of Workers Compensation and has been a consultant for several spine hardware companies. Dr. Hall is actively involved with outreach programs and performs charity medical care in several countries.
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