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i needed my renewal and heard about the new Certification Clinic Denali Healthcare just opened today in Gaylord.

 

i thought i would go and see the new facility for myself and check out the operation.. :)

 

Great job Northerngal :) the place looks outstanding!

 

i just want to personally thank you Doctor Bob for opening such a valuable resource for the Patients of Northern Michigan... Well all of Michigan truthfully.

 

i think a pain management office with many different types of relief options is a wonderful idea and i am quite sure many people will benefit from the dedication of you and your staff at the new offices.

 

Way to set the bar on alternative medical standards and offer patients the professionalism they need!

 

very glad to have made it today to see the new office... i was beyond pleasantly surprised.

 

 

thanks again for all the hard work it really shows..

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 I too went to the Grand Opening this morning and it was a pleasant experience all the way around . Two thumbs up and Kudos to both Dr.Bob and Northerngal,  as well as the rest of the Denali Healthcare staff !

 

 I was most pleased to be one of the first Patients to be apart of the opening day . I am also very happy to know that my patients and I now have a place close to home for all future references and appointments .

 

This effort has really made things better for many people already  . I think the state will be happier as well with places like this setting the bar for professionalism along with commitment and respect .

 

Thanks Denali Healthcare & Staff .....................

 

Respectfully ..PeacePipe

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Glad to hear it went well.

 

It's all about dotting I's and crossing T's and,... well, doing what any professional should be doing or attempting to do when it comes to this program. 

 

 I have really appreciated Dr Bob's ever improving standards, continuation of previous pain management practices, expansion into full spectrum management, and unparalleled caring for his patients.  He works very hard and sacrifices his time travelling to the furthest reaches of the state for what becomes travelling expenses and a free dinner if he stops by. ;-)  I don't know many physicians(any honestly) that will drive 7-8 hours,each way, to make sure a few patients can see a physician.  And not only does or has he driven that far,... but there will be 4-5 patients and he still does one for free to a low income needy patient.  Stellar.

 

 You won't hear him talk about that stuff, so I will. :-)

 

 As I have said many many times,... you can dislike him, you can dislike his personality, but you cannot dislike what he has done for patients across this state. 

 

 Kudos Bob.  Glad to hear you have another office.

 

 

 

edit: Rock out Northern...(almost forgot)

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Thanks guys.  We had a few glitches (like no internet) but there was plenty of coffee, and plenty of patients.  Kudos to NG for staying up to 1am dusting, cleaning, scrubbing and organizing to make sure everything was ready for the patients by opening.  The office looked fantastic and paperwork was ready.  We were packed, even though there was no advertising.  I just sent out 1500 letters to patients around Gaylord today, with a our new brochure and a letter from Attorney Dan Hartman of Petoskey on the Do's and Don'ts of the MMMA.  

 

I'm glad that due to the support of my patients I was able to bring a full certification/pain management/suboxone office to N. Michigan.  Patients have had to 'make do' with the hotel room clinics for far too long and the time has come to do it right.

 

Dr. Bob

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Glad to hear it went well.

 

It's all about dotting I's and crossing T's and,... well, doing what any professional should be doing or attempting to do when it comes to this program. 

 

 I have really appreciated Dr Bob's ever improving standards, continuation of previous pain management practices, expansion into full spectrum management, and unparalleled caring for his patients.  He works very hard and sacrifices his time travelling to the furthest reaches of the state for what becomes travelling expenses and a free dinner if he stops by. ;-)  I don't know many physicians(any honestly) that will drive 7-8 hours,each way, to make sure a few patients can see a physician.  And not only does or has he driven that far,... but there will be 4-5 patients and he still does one for free to a low income needy patient.  Stellar.

 

 You won't hear him talk about that stuff, so I will. :-)

 

 As I have said many many times,... you

can dislike him, you can dislike his personality, but you cannot dislike what he has done for patients across this state. 

 

 Kudos Bob.  Glad to hear you have another office.

 

 

 

edit: Rock out Northern...(almost forgot)

 

Alright, I will have to concede to what you have just said Mal and leave the doc alone from now on.

 

NG, you know...  :blow-a-heart:

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Alright, I will have to concede to what you have just said Mal and leave the doc alone from now on.

 

NG, you know...  :blow-a-heart:

Why thank you.  But those of us that actually do things are used to those that don't throwing rocks from the crowd.

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Thank you all!  It made my day to come in here tonight and see this post :)

 

 I truly do my best to make sure each patient is treated as an individual and feels special.  So many patients get themselves "worked up" before important doctor visits.  They worry about being judged or having the proper documentation, perhaps about who they might run into or the paperwork they have to fill out. (among other reasons)  Many do not feel "up to par" as it is.  I try to not only make the experience one they feel comfortable with, but one they can walk away from feeling good about.  I am more than willing to explain things 10 times to make sure a person understands, if that is what is necessary.   I encourage people to ask questions and truly understand the answers.  The patients concerns are just as important to me as they are to the patient.   

 

 I appreciate the kind words and acknowledgement.  I guarantee if you stop by the new location, we will help make sure your experience is as easy, informative and comfortable as possible!  

Edited by northerngal

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I dont know if this is the right. Place ask this but how often is your gaylord office open and how much does it cost? What kind of things can i expect from my visit?

 

At this time, the Gaylord office will be open weekdays from 8am-4pm.  Eventually this may expand as other healthcare professionals are added to the staff.  Currently we are working on adding a massage therapist, acupuncturist, counselor, and chiropractor.  I have also been in contact with a yoga teacher and a specialist who practices reflexology. 

 

Price is obviously dependent on the service you are requesting.  We currently offer pain management, Suboxone therapy and medical marihuana renewals and certifications.  Within the next few months we will be expanding those services to include the services I mentioned above.  Each service has its own pricing.  I will assume you are inquiring about renewing a medical marijuana card.  This price remains unchanged throughout all of Dr. Bob's main offices, it did not change when the state expanded to 2 years either.  A renewal price is $125, that price includes everything less the state registration fee.  There are no hidden fees for paperwork, follow up appointments or exam fees, not to mention Dr. Bobs assurance that he will provide expert testimony for any certification he writes.  You will walk out of the office having everything you need to mail your certification to the state in an addressed envelope, a copy of all paperwork is also provided for your records. 

 

As far as what you can expect from a visit.  Again I will assume you are speaking about a "medical marijuana visit".  I covered much of what you can expect in my previous post and above, but will gladly give a run down.  This appointment is treated as any other doctors appointment.  You call or stop in and request an appointment. The office manager or staff member will ask some basic information to get your appointment scheduled.   You will be advised on what you will need the day of your visit.  You have an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process beforehand.   Staff members are available weekdays during office hours to assist you in preparing paperwork before your visit.  You can expect a call, text or email reminder about your visit the day before.  The day of your appointment, you can expect to come into a professional office atmosphere, speak to a knowledgeable office manager or staff member, receive all necessary paperwork to fill out (if not prepared prior-staff is available to assist with paperwork).  After this process is complete, you will be called back to a private office to be examined by the doctor.  During your doctors examination, the doctor reviews your medical history, speaks with you about the reason for your visit, your expectations, your treatment options, addresses your questions/concerns - all the normal things a doctor does on any other typical examination.  He determines whether medical marijuana is a viable option for you and whether you qualify.  If the doctor concludes that medical marijuana is a treatment option you qualify for, he will sign your recommendation.  You are then brought back to the reception area where the office staff will conclude your visit by preparing your state packet and copies and answer any other questions you may have.  When you leave, you will have everything you need to mail your application packet to the state including copies for your personal records.

 

That is about as thorough as I can explain the process.  You can expect the same things from our office as any other healthcare office.  There are no gimmicks or shenanigans. 

 

If you have further questions or concerns that I did not cover, feel free to PM me, Doctor Bob or call the office.  I do not want to turn this into an advertisement and get this thread removed for those reasons.  However, I did want to address your questions.

 

***** NG's Disclaimer: The information provided above references and applies to what you can expect from: "Denali Healthcare's Gaylord Location".  Dr. Bob visits many locations and I can not personally attest to what you can expect from those locations.  I would assume due to the doctors view on standards and expectations, that his other clinics operate in a similar fashion, but I have no personal experience to speak of on that.  I am Dr. Bobs office manager at the Gaylord Location and I personally oversee its daily operation.  The expectations in this location not only have to meet Dr. Bobs healthcare standards and practices but they also have to meet Northerngal's standards for customer (patient) service, compassion and overall patient support. ******

Edited by northerngal

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