Who We Are

Thera Physician Group aims to provide Holistic Care that integrates Traditional Medical Treatment with the most current Complementary and Alternative Therapies, including Medical Cannabis.

Our Mission

Our ultimate goal with each and every patient is to reduce their symptoms, improve their physical and mental functioning, and decrease or eliminate their exposure to unhealthy substances and lifestyles.

We’re on an Alternative Mission to Provide Holistic Care.

Patients

We strive to incorporate a multi-faceted approach to health and wellness. We understand that each patient is an individual with unique needs. Our specific treatment plans will focus on individualized care utilizing available Complementary and Alternative Medicine combined with current medical treatments and therapies.

Through our thoughtful, patient-centered approach Thera Physician Group can positively impact the health of patients seeking alternative medical therapies. Patients who may benefit from our services include those with Cancer, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Disease and other digestive disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, as well as many other conditions.


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Physicians

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Our Services

We seek to be a harm reduction center, showing that Medical Cannabis and other alternative treatments can greatly reduce the use of more addictive and harmful substances. Thera Physician Group offers either on-site or through one of our qualified partners the following holistic healthcare specialties:

Traditional Medicine

Our physicians are here to help you. They will examine your current health and medical records while collaborating with you to determine a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you.

Medical Cannabis Therapy

We have physicians that believe in the use of medicinal cannabis to help improve a patient’s quality of life. Patients with qualifying conditions under HB 1 may benefit from this treatment. When it comes to Medical Cannabis Therapy we are a source of support for patients and their caregivers.

Nutrition Counseling

We believe that one of the keys to wellness is a healthy lifestyle. Our knowledgeable nutrition team will review your diet and make suggestions based on your needs.

Physical Therapy and Yoga

Our partners can give you the therapy you need to help with an injury or increase everyday functioning.

Accupuncture

Along with traditional Chinese medicine, our qualified partners can offer a wide range of alternative therapies.

Therapeutic Message

We have on-site massage therapists that offer several types of massage. From deep tissue to hot stone, we’ll find the massage that’s best for you.

Home Health

We are strategically partnered with Home Health Medical to provide all of the services we offer in our office in the comfort of your home. We cater to seniors, disabled individuals and Veterans.

Through our thoughtful, patient-centered approach we can positively impact the health of patients seeking alternative medical therapies.

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Medical Cannabis

We have physicians that believe in the use of medicinal cannabis to help improve a patient’s quality of life. Patients with qualifying conditions under HB 1 may benefit from this treatment. When it comes to Medical Cannabis Therapy we are a source of support for patients and their caregivers.

Patient Process for Minors with Seizures — Including Characteristics of Epilepsy

  • Be an Illinois Resident and maintain residency throughout participation in the program
  • Have two signed physician certifications for medical cannabis
  • Legal Parent or Guardian as designated caregiver on application
  • Copy of qualifying patient’s birth certificate
  • Have qualifying condition

Medical Cannabis Patient Registration – Under 18

Designated Caregiver Process (Legal Parent or Guardian)

  • Be an Illinois Resident and maintain residency throughout participation in the program
  • Complete fingerprint-based background check
  • Not convicted of an excluded offense (violent crime as defined in Section 3 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, or a felony under the IL Controlled Substances Act, Cannabis Control Act, or Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or similar provisions in a local ordinance or other jurisdiction), unless they have an approved waiver for the excluded offense
  • Caregiver MUST BE the custodial parent or legal guardian for the qualifying patient that is under 18 years of age
  • Caregiver MUST be at least 21 years old
  • Notarized Caregiver Application
  • Photo of designated caregiver that:
  • Taken less than 30 days before submission of application
  • Taken against plain background
  • Photo is in natural color
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open (prescription glasses and religious head coverings not covering any areas of the open face are allowed)
  • 2 inches x 2 inches in size
  • 600 x 600 pixels, but no greater than 1,200 x 1,200 in dimension

Medical Cannabis Patient Registration – Under 18

Complete Application Guidelines

  • Signed and completed application form
  • Physician certification form, physician must mail in
  • Physician certification form from reviewing physician, reviewing physician must mail in
  • Designated caregiver information (custodial parent or legal guardian)
  • Designated caregivers proof of residency, age, and identity
  • Copy of designated caregivers fingerprint consent form and receipt provided by the livescan vendor containing the Transaction Control Number (TCN)
  • Designated Caregiver’s photograph (ELABORATE ON PHOTO REQ’S) (Contact Division of Medical Cannabis if a photograph is in violation or contradictory to the qualifying patient, or designated caregiver’s religious convictions).
  • Copy of qualifying patient’s birth certificate
  • Selected medical cannabis dispensary or zone
  • Signed and completed Medical Cannabis Custodial Parent and Legal Guardian Attestation form
  • Proof of guardianship documentation if applicable
  • Application fee

We recommend mailing form certified mail (signature required) to:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761

Medical Cannabis Patient Registration

FAQs

Find answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

What are the clinic’s hours of operation?

What are the clinic’s hours of operation?


Each clinic’s hours of operation vary. Call the desired clinic for hours of operation.

Are walk-ins welcome?

Are walk-ins welcome?


Yes, we do accept walk-ins.

How do I schedule an appointment?

How do I schedule an appointment?


E-mail rx@theraintegrative.com

Can I request a female physician?

Can I request a female physician?


Yes, if you feel more comfortable seeing a female physician we can schedule your appointment with one.

Does home health medical have specialists?

Does home health medical have specialists?


Yes, Home Health has specialists to cater to our patients specific needs.

Do you offer interpreter services?

Do you offer interpreter services?


Yes, Thera does offer interpreter services.

What if I need to see a specialist?

What if I need to see a specialist?


Thera has specialists for a variety of ailments, please call to inquire more when scheduling appointment if you need to see a specialist.

How is Thera different?

How is Thera different?


Thera firmly believes in merging traditional medicine with alternative medicine to create a unique treatment plan that caters to each patient individually. We strive to utilize the best components of medicine to provide well-rounded care.

Do I have to pay for my visit at the time of appointment?

Do I have to pay for my visit at the time of appointment?


Yes, all payments for copays, deductibles and out of pocket fee’s are due at the time of appointment. If you are unable to pay we will reschedule your appointment for another day.

What happens if my insurance doesn’t pay my bill?

What happens if my insurance doesn’t pay my bill?


You are responsible for any part of your bill that your insurance does not cover. Please see our “Assignment of Benefits” form for more information.

What if my insurance doesn’t cover services provided?

What if my insurance doesn’t cover services provided?


If your insurance does not cover services we offer, you will be required to pay out of pocket at the time the service is provided.

Who do I contact after operating hours if I’m sick?

Who do I contact after operating hours if I’m sick?


If it is an emergency, please call 911 for assistance. For any non-emergency matters, one of our on-call physicians will be happy to help you.

What if I don’t have insurance?

What if I don’t have insurance?


We do accept self pay patients.

What is a deductible?

What is a deductible?


A deductible is the amount of money that you must pay out of pocket before your insurance will begin to cover some of your medical expenses. Each insurance plan is different, so it’s best to consult your insurance carrier if you have any more questions.

Do your physicians treat children?

Do your physicians treat children?


Yes! Our physicians are happy to treat children of all ages.

What do I need to bring to my first visit?

What do I need to bring to my first visit?


On your first visit, please bring the following:

— Driver’s License or ID
— Insurance Card
— Medical Records (if available)
— Form of Payment

What forms of payment are accepted?

What forms of payment are accepted?


We accept VISA, Mastercard, and other major credit cards, as well as cash. At this time we are not accepting check or money orders.

What types of insurance is accepted for office visits (PPO VS HMO)?

What types of insurance is accepted for office visits (PPO VS HMO)?


Currently we accept: Medicare, RR Medicare, BCBS, Private Insurance, UHC, UNICARE and Aetna.

What type of insurance is accepted for Home Health Services?

What type of insurance is accepted for Home Health Services?


Medicare, Medicaid and third-party insurers.

When are co-pays due?

When are co-pays due?


Co-pays are due at the time of the appointment. If you are unable to pay at the time of your visit, we will reschedule.

What are the qualifying conditions for HB 1 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis?

What are the qualifying conditions for HB 1 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis?


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia, Cachexia/wasting syndrome, Cancer, Causalgia, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Crohn’s disease, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II), Dystonia, Fibromyalgia (severe), Fibrous dysplasia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hydrocephalus, Interstitial Cystitis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Myoclonus, Nail-patella syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Parkinson’s disease, Post-concussion syndrome, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Residual limb pain, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy and children with epilepsy (Starting January 1, 2015), Sjogren’s syndrome, Spinal cord disease, including, but not limited to, arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, Spinal cord injury, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA),Tourette’s syndrome, Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Can pediatric patients participate in the Medical Cannabis Program?

Can pediatric patients participate in the Medical Cannabis Program?


Yes, starting January 1, 2015 children with epilepsy will be included under the qualifying conditions. (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Documents/DPH%20FAQ.pdf) Page 6

What is a Caregiver?

What is a Caregiver?


A designated caregiver is defined by the state of Illinois as, “A person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person authorized, on the qualifying patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from a certified medical cannabis dispensary, dispense and assist in the administration of medical cannabis. Caregivers must enroll in the program. A designated caregiver is issued a medical cannabis registry identification card that allows him/her to possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis on behalf of their patient. It is not legal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical cannabis that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient.” (http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Documents/DPH%20FAQ.pdf) Page 12

If my physician signs a medical cannabis recommendation, when do I have to get my photograph taken for my patient application submission?

If my physician signs a medical cannabis recommendation, when do I have to get my photograph taken for my patient application submission?


Patients must attach a photograph that was taken less than 30 days before the application is submitted.

For more information please visit the following links below or call (773) 799-8837!

Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Patient Application
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Caregiver Application
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Physician Certification Form
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Fingerprint Consent Form
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Documents
Illinois Public Act 098-0122
Illinois Department of Public Health Medical Cannabis FAQ

Our Partners

Epilepsy Foundation – Greater Chicago

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

epilepsychicago.org

Epilepsy Foundation – North/Central Illinois Iowa & Nebraska

The Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa, & Nebraska will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

epilepsyheartland.org

Medical Marijuana of Illinois

Medical Marijuana of Illinois focuses on connecting health care professionals to medical marijuana AMA PRA Category 1 CME™ and provides best practices for physicians that provide MMJ recommendations.

medmarijuanaofil.com

United Security Services Inc.

United Security Services Inc., is a premium security company that operates under a strict code of ethics. We are proud to offer the required live scan fingerprint-based background check for patient applicants looking to participate in Illinois Medical Cannabis Program.

unitedhq.com

Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc.

Courtagen understands that finding answers about complicated neurological and metabolic diseases such as mitochondrial disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders can be a quest for many parents and a challenge for their doctors. Courtagen tests help to uncover your child’s unique genetic profile, which may make a real difference in the explanation of their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and day-to-day quality of life.

courtagen.com

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