The state is allowing TELEHEALTH Therapeutic Cannabis Certifications during this Covid 19 Pandemic.
Please contact us if you are in need of a Therapeutic Cannabis Certification or for more information. The whole process is done without coming to our office as long as you have access to a smart phone or computer. Please be safe and wash your hands often.
Palliativity Medical Group (PMG) and COVID-19 Virus situation.
Here are some guidelines we humbly request you adhere to;
If you have a fever, shortness of breath, and cough – Please call us first before your appointment.
If you have recently traveled to any countries that are among the travel alerts by the CDC please inform us prior to your arrival for your appointment.
Have had contact with known COVID-19 patients/Loved ones please inform us prior to your arrival for your appointment.
At PMG we do not have the ability to test for this virus in the office. The State of NH is conducting testing for this virus. We would need to refer you to the State if testing is needed.
Please practice social distancing, always have good hand-washing techniques and do this often. Sneezing and coughing into your arms inner elbow area and not your hands is a great idea.
Effective Monday November 18th, 2019 the NH Therapeutic Cannabis program is changing to allow same-day certifications.
In order to accommodate your needs, Palliativity Medical Group offers the following:
1. You may schedule an appointment during our regular business hours
(Monday through Friday 9am-5pm)
2. We will offer some Saturday and Sunday availability for scheduled appointments. Due to increased incidence of patients not showing for scheduled weekend appointments, these appointments require a $50.00 cash or $55.00 if using a credit card, nonrefundable deposit that will be credited toward your certification that day when you arrive.WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS FOR ANY CERTIFICATION VISITS.
3. Beginning November 18th,appointments are available please call for non-regular business hours availability:
ANY Walk-In hours will be posted on Facebook – so please make sure you check as the schedule may vary without notice.
Please contact our office for further details.
Lisa C. Withrow APRN, NP-C, ACHPN, co-founder and certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Palliativity Medical Group in Bedford, New Hampshire, has been named the recipient of the Third Annual Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbel Award.
The award, presented by the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO), recognizes an individual, team or organization in Northern New England who has demonstrated innovation and collaboration to help deliver the best end-of-life care possible to New Hampshire residents.
Palliative Care focuses on improving a person’s quality of life throughout the course of serious illness, or after a life-changing injury. Palliative care is different from hospice, and patients often receive palliative care along with other medical treatments as an extra layer of support.
Withrow, who is also a provider for the palliative care program at Elliot Hospital, received the award at the NHHPCO Annual Meeting in Meredith, NH. Dr. Mary Braun presented the award and said of Lisa, “She has been practicing palliative medicine in NH since the very earliest days of the field and leading the way the whole time. She has mentored many, many clinicians and generously helped almost all of us at one point or another in our careers.”
For more information, contact Paul Withrow of Palliativity Medical Group at 603-371-9402 or Email Mr. Withrow at PWithrow@palliativity.com for brand materials. For general information about Palliativity Medical Group, please visit www.palliativity.com.
Palliative Care focuses on improving a person’s quality of life throughout the course of serious illness, or after a life-changing injury. Patients often receive palliative care along with other medical treatments – such as intensive care, cardiac or cancer care – as an extra layer of support that is based on your needs, not your diagnosis or prognosis.
Palliative care can begin whenever you and your health care provider feel it can help. For many patients, this happens shortly after the diagnosis of a serious condition.
(From DHMC, 2013)
No. Receiving palliative care does not mean you’re dying. Being referred to palliative care means that you are dealing with difficult medical problems – ones that can cause pain, emotional uncertainty and personal complications for you and the people you love.
By addressing pain, reducing stress and improving comfort, people tend to sleep better and eat a bit better and stay more active. It is not surprising that their health improves – and sometimes people live longer!
NO! We support doing whatever you, your family and your primary health care team feel is right for you. Many of the patients we see are receiving treatments, such as:
- Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer
- Cardiac procedures (angiography or pacemakers, and surgery)
- Clinical trials (offering experimental approaches for your condition)
If difficult decisions about treatments arise, we can help you sort through the options. Palliative Care does not replace your primary treatment; it works to support the care you are receiving to improve your quality of life.