Medical Marijuana Certifications for Residents of Pennsylvania via Phone Consultation


About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting up to one in 26 people. At MediCalm-PA, LLC, with offices in  Pennsylvania and New Jersey, board-certified family practice and medical marijuana physician Kimberlee Park, DO, provides symptom management of epilepsy. Dr. Park uses a holistic osteopathic-based treatment approach that incorporates medical marijuana, healthy lifestyle changes, and other conservative measures to prevent seizures and improve the quality of life. Call MediCalm-PA, LLC,  today to schedule your Medical Marijuana certification and consultation at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.

Epilepsy Q&A

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease that affects electrical activity in the brain, causing regular seizures. These seizures range from mild to severe, affecting consciousness, muscle movements, and emotions. 

Epilepsy can’t be cured, but treatments can reduce the frequency of seizures and prevent complications.

Does epilepsy cause different types of seizures?

Epilepsy seizures fall into two categories:

Focal onset seizures

These seizures begin in a specific area of cells on one side of the brain. They’re characterized by uncontrolled muscle movements, emotional changes, dizziness, and tingling sensations.

Generalized onset seizures

These seizures affect numerous cells on both sides of the brain. They’re typically more severe than focal onset seizures and cause intense muscle jerks, muscle tension, and stiffness.

What causes epilepsy?

Researchers don’t know why epilepsy affects some people and not others, but several factors may contribute, including genetics, immune disorders, and brain vessel abnormalities. Rarely, epilepsy is caused by a head injury, like a car accident or a fall.

How is epilepsy treated?

At MediCalm-PA, LLC, Dr. Park treats epilepsy using a holistic and osteopathic-based approach. She could suggest:

  • Medical marijuana certification
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Improved nutrition
  • An implanted neurological device

As a medical marijuana physician, Dr. Park primarily focuses on relieving epilepsy symptoms. Studies show that about half of epilepsy patients who use marijuana experience a significant reduction in seizures and other symptoms.

Dr. Park refers you to a nearby neurologist and coordinates treatment if you need more specialized care, like an implantable neurological device.

How is medical marijuana administered?

Medical marijuana can be administered in several ways, including:

  • Inhalation (e.g., smoking and vaping)
  • Oral ingestion (e.g., edibles, tinctures, capsules, and oils)
  • Topical (e.g., balms, salves, lotions, and ointments)
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal Patches

Since medical marijuana affects everyone differently, it may take some trial and error to determine the treatment approach that’s right for you. The support staff at your local medical marijuana dispensary can make personalized recommendations based on your symptoms and treatment goals. 

What is the outlook for epilepsy?

There’s no cure for epilepsy, but partnering with a qualified physician like Dr. Park can significantly reduce the frequency of seizures and improve your quality of life. 

Call MediCalm-PA, LLC, today to schedule  treatmeyour medical marijuana consultation and certification at 484-440-9494, or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.