OFF-SITE Doctor Evaluations

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Holos Health - Functional Medicine and Integrative Wellness
3000 Center Green Drive #210 |  Boulder, CO 80301
1127 Pennsylvania | Denver, CO 80203
720-273-3568 |

  • Medical Cannabis Evaluations
  • Functional Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Nutritional Consulting
  • Energy Medicine
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Massage Therapy

In the comfort of a private physician's office with both privacy and confidentiality you can receive a recommendation for the use of medical marijuana. Holos Health completes your paperwork to file your application with the State of Colorado and in addition to this, they provide you with an on-site notary (included with your visit) for patients under 18 years of age. The State of Colorado now requires that you wait 35 days from the time you mail in your documents and fee before being able to purchase or possess your medication. After those 35 days, you are "legal" and can shop at the dispensary of your choice.

Medical Marijuana (MMJ) has been found to be very safe and effective for a variety of medical conditions. The State of Colorado recognizes its use for the following: cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS positive, or medical conditions causing cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures and muscle spasms.  It has been found to be beneficial for many auto-immune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis) as well as pain from fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches and painful menses.  Although not recognized by the state, many patients benefit from MMJ for insomnia, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD and post-traumatic stress.

About the Doctor

Dr. Joe Cohen received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 1979 after which he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine in 1983, having been the first osteopathic physician to practice in a specialty in the state of Connecticut. He practiced there from 1983 -1991 where he was Medical Director for The Women’s Center for Holistic Health as well as for Family Health Network.

Having moved to Boulder in 1991 where he practiced for 10 years, he initially joined the Boulder Women’s Clinic before venturing on his own to form a multi-discipline group that combined conventional and alternative medicine. This group was known as Full Circle Health Associates with offices in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado. During that time he was the Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Therapies at Longmont United Hospital where alternative approaches were brought into a hospital setting. He was affiliated with Boulder Community, Avista and Longmont United Hospitals. In 1993, he was awarded “Best Delivery Man” by Denver Westward magazine and was noted to have the lowest Caesarean Section rate in Colorado.

As healthcare practitioners we spend too much time and energy treating people 'after the fact' when they are already in crisis. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Cohen began his work with women from several different cultures including Native American in Wyoming and, most recently, with Maori in New Zealand. He has studied a functional medicine approach to women’s health over the past several years, which he is now ready to offer to his patients. “We expend too much in medicine treating people ‘after the fact’ when they are in crisis. It is time to focus on wellness, therefore decreasing the need for hospitalization, medication and surgery.”

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A Note from the Doctor

Having been in practice for 30 years, I have found MMJ to be amongst the safest medications that I have prescribed. You cannot become physically addicted to MMJ and there are few side effects and no reported deaths from its use.  You cannot overdose on this medication.  It is much safer than pain medications or benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax, Ativan, etc.  We often will wean patients off of addicting, harmful medications while introducing MMJ.  

We are by appointment only. All evaluations are $150. This is for new or renewal, with or without records. We do not recommend follow-up visits, and do not offer them for a discounted rate, however we have a follow-up nurse who can answer any questions an existing patient may have over the phone.

We cannot guarantee a recommendation for MMJ.  You must have a valid clinical diagnosis.  If we cannot give you a recommendation, you will be charged only $80 for the visit.

What to Bring

1. Medical records pertinent to your condition requiring MMJ. Radiology reports (not actual films), operative reports or a letter from your physician with a diagnosis and treatment plan are best.  Prescriptions and bills do not work.

2. Proof of Colorado residency (Driver's License, other official ID) or a passport, out-of-state Driver's License. Unfortunately, regulations have changed and the state does not allow a utility bill or cable bill as proof of residency. They will accept a paycheck stub, W-2, government issued benefit letter, Colorado state voter registration, Colorado vehicle registration, or certified Colorado state tax return, and require that two of those documents are provided with an out of state ID. If you are new to Colorado, a temporary Colorado Driver's license along with a picture ID will suffice. 

3. Cash, Visa, MC, Discovery debit and credit cards are accepted for your visit.

4. Check or money order for $15 (to be mailed to the state)

5. If you have a caregiver rather than a Medical Marijuana Center, we need a copy of his or her Colorado Driver's License or other official state issued ID.

We must have extensive documentation of your medical condition if you are under the age of 21 and we prefer that a parent or guardian accompany you for your visit.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and are by appointment only. Each appointment is 30 minutes. Dr. Cohen discusses the use of MMJ in detail and takes your complete health into account. You can make an online appointment or call us at (720) 273-3568.