Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Medical Marijuana Treatment Specialist

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc offers medical marijuana treatment to patients in the Midtown Manhattan and New York City area. Patients who need medical marijuana can visit her clinic weekdays and evenings for assessment and optimal dosage. She helps her patient navigate New York States Department of Health requirements.

Medical Marijuana Treatment Q & A

What if I do not have a Medical Marijuana Card?

During your first appointment with Dr. Saltzman, we will help you navigate the New York State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program and assist you with access through local marijuana dispensaries. Online certification will be done at the time of your visit. We also provide instruction on how to proceed to obtain your registry identification card and dispensary appointment.In addition, we will assess the optimal dose and CBD:THC ratio.

What does Cannabis treat?

Cannabis is used to treat many medical conditions and side effects. For example, it is used to help cancer patient overcome nausea. It has been proven to help seizure patients reduce the frequency of seizures. For patients with Parkinson's disease, it helps to calm the body and reduce shaking. There are many diseases and disorders that cannabis is approved to treat via the NYC Department of Health including cancer, HIV and AIDS, and ALS. The list of approved treatments is comprehensive and in some cases, an advanced diagnosis is required.  Dr. Saltzman will provide a personalized answer to this question during your first visit with her. Please see below for a list of approved conditions.

Approved Conditions:

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington's disease

Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

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I have limited mobility; is your practice easy to find?

Yes. We are located in Midtown on West 46th Street in between 5th and 6th Avenues.  

Does Medical Marijuana help control pain? 

In many patients, yes. There are studies that show that medical marijuana helps people control chronic pain on the same level as opiates. The difference is that there are fewer risks of addiction when you use medical marijuana for pain control than when you ingest opiates. In fact, if your dose of medical marijuana is correctly calculated, there is less THC and more CBD. CBD does not produce a "high" but still delivers all of the positive benefits of marijuana. Dr. Saltzman will calculate the correct dosage for your body and condition during your first appointment.

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Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

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  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
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    This office is a breath of fresh air. The doctor and her nurse practitioner are authentic, personable and extremely knowledgeable. The staff are excellent. Really on it.

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