TeleGreen Medical

Ease your pain
with TeleGreen Medical

Sometimes, pain persists despite attempts to relieve it with conventional treatments. That’s why patients just like you are exploring plant-based therapies to manage chronic conditions.

TeleGreen Medical offers eligible patients access to plant-derived treatments via telehealth consultations with GPs who are authorised prescribers.

TeleGreen
Dr Danny Cai

Who Are We?

TeleGreen Medical provides convenient, empathetic care for patients wondering whether plant-based therapies could relieve pain.

Our founder, Dr Danny Cai, is an experienced GP and authorised prescriber who has helped many patients and doctors to understand the emerging role of medicinal cannabis, including the evidence base so far and the regulations governing its use in Australia.

How It Works?

Eligibility Test

Plant-based therapies aren’t suitable for everyone. To avoid wasting your time, we ask you a few simple questions first to determine whether or not you might be eligible for medicinal cannabis.

Telehealth consultation

Our compassionate and understanding doctors listen as you explain your symptoms then develop a personalised treatment plan for you, which may include plant-based therapies.

Delivery

Australia-wide delivery of prescribed medicines right to your door.

Clear pricing

With TeleGreen Medical, you get clear, transparent, up-front pricing so you know what to expect.

Initial consultation

$170
  • Eligibility check
  • 20-minute telehealth consultation
  • Explanation of the risks and potential benefits of medicinal cannabis
  • Prescription if appropriate
  • Liaison with your regular treatment team, e.g. your GP and specialists if you wish

Who We Help?

Those interested in the science

Medicine is always evolving. Medicinal cannabis is an emerging field and we’re learning more each day.

People who need the right doctor

Need a doctor who can help you reduce pain’s impact on your life? Meet with TeleGreen’s experienced doctors through the convenience of telehealth.

Those seeking answers about plant-based therapies

Got questions about how plant-based therapies can support with poly-pharmacy, pain management and quality of life improvements? We’re here for you.

FAQ

What would you like to know about plant-based therapies or TeleGreen Medical?

TeleGreen helps by providing convenient access to qualified, experienced doctors who can assess your condition, review your current treatments, advise on whether medicinal cannabis might help and, if so, prescribe it to you and post the medication.

No. You can make a direct appointment if you wish.

You can also be referred to us by your GP, psychiatrist, pain specialist or any other speciality doctors. That can be helpful because it means we receive up to date information about your current treatment from your existing clinical team. We then communicate with them ensuring that they are aware of your treatment plan so that the care you receive is holistic.

Initial consultation is $170 and follow up appointments are $59.
*Fees may vary if you choose an in-person consultation

Soon we will be offering in-person appointments in Sydney. Fees may vary depending on concessionary benefits and may be assessed on a case by case basis. Please book an appointment or give us a call to discuss.

Medicinal cannabis may help with chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer, spasticity from multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or insomnia.

Plant-based therapies are an emerging field, which can benefit some patients. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has summarised the available evidence here.

All prescription medicines have side effects. The potential side effects of medicinal cannabis include:

  • Fatigue
  • Vertigo/lightheadedness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  • Changes in appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feelings of euphoria (intense happiness) or depression
  • Confusion
  • Thought distortions

If we prescribe plant-based therapies for you, we will monitor you carefully over the next few weeks and adjust the treatment if side effects become a problem. Side effects vary from one person to another and depending on which type of medicinal cannabis you’ve been prescribed.

It’s a doctor who does not have to apply to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) each time they prescribe medicinal cannabis to an eligible patient. They’re experienced medical cannabis practitioners who have the authority to prescribe your prescription immediately, just as you would if the prescription was for a more common product like antibiotics.

Other doctors can also prescribe medicinal cannabis, but it can take several days to get your medication. That’s because a non-authorised prescriber has to apply to the TGA on your behalf and gain their approval before they can write a script.

TeleGreen Medical is an authorised prescriber, meaning we can help you get your medication quickly if you need it.

Unfortunately plant-based therapies are not yet subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Ask your fund, some do subsidise medical cannabis treatments. If you need any documentation, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.