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DO YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS THAT MAY BE HELPED WITH MEDICINAL CANNABIS?

Dr Graham Gulbransen is the first NZ doctor to prescribe the standardised cannabis product Tilray CBD. He has treated over 900 patients with CBD. Most have chronic pain. Others have neurological conditions like seizures or spasms, emotional symptoms like anxiety or sleep disorder, or cancer symptoms. About 40% report very good to excellent benefits.

For patients who may benefit from Sativex (equal CBD and THC), Graham will start an application form to be completed by the patient's specialist and the Ministry of Health.

Graham is an experienced medically trained Cannabis Consultant, General Practitioner and Addiction Specialist.

He takes self-referrals and GP referrals for assessment and for the prescribing of medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana).

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ALCOHOL & DRUG DETOXIFICATION

Would you like an experienced doctor to support your effort to end an alcohol or drug problem?

Dr Graham Gulbransen is a GP and Addiction Specialist with 30 years’ experience in medical detoxification.

I have supported families with home detoxes from alcohol and other drugs.

I have also provided consultations for Capri and Federal St and continue to work with clients attending CADS (Auckland Community Alcohol and Drug Services) and Zen Detox Premium Wellness Retreat.

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What is Detoxification?

Here we are talking about using medication prescribed by an experienced Addiction Specialist doctor to reduce the distressing symptoms of alcohol or drug withdrawal.

Such a detox is best supported by family/whanau or a rehabilitation service.

Detoxification - my work

I assess and prescribe medication for clients stopping (or reducing) these substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Methamphetamine
  • GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate, 'G' waz, 'drinks', 'beers')
  • Cannabis
  • Tobacco
  • Benzodiazepines and opioids (may need authorisation from CADS)


MEDICATION PRESCRIBED

  • Diazepam or oxazepam to reduce withdrawal symptoms
  • Thiamine (vitamin B1) to reduce the harm to the nervous system
  • Disulfiram (antabuse)
  • Naltrexone to reduce alcohol craving and limit binges
  • Metoclopramide for nausea
  • Quetiapine for acute anxiety or insomnia
  • Melatonin, promethazine, zopiclone, temazepam etc for insomnia
  • Continuation, review or starting mental health medication
  • Vaping is highly recommended to reduce or stop smoking
  • CBD (medicinal cannabis) taken as oral drops may ease emotional distress or pain underlying an addiction.

General Practitioners

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

West Care Specialist Centre Reception is open business hours. Dr Gulbransen is available part time.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 3 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English

Fees

Patient Fees: patients do not enrol at this service. There is no government subsidy for consultation fees. 
First visit fees are usually $275 or $350 for video consultations, reduced for most follow-up visits.

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Websites:

West Care Specialist Centre
131 Lincoln Road
Henderson
Waitakere
Auckland 0610

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West Care Specialist Centre
131 Lincoln Road
Henderson
Waitakere
Auckland 0610

This page was last updated at 9:44AM on October 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Cannabis Care NZ.