Delta 9 Medical Consulting

Integrative Medicine Doctor & Anesthesiologist located in Methuen, MA & Malden, MA

Medical Warning - PLEASE READ!

Delta 9 Medical Consulting is the quickest way to a Medical Marijuana Card for most people. We see the opportunity to treat your individual cannabis consultation the same as we would for any other illness, not just a quick certification visit that other providers may perform. It is our goal to not only be compliant with Massachusetts Medical Marijuana law but to provide our patients the best opportunity to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card from the MA Dept. of Public Health. A Medical Marijuana Doctor cannot recommend cannabis as a prescription drug, and this would be against state and federal law at present. Delta 9 Medical Consulting provides you with information about cannabis or other therapies that may help your medical condition. It is your decision as an adult to become certified by the State of Massachusetts, with a Medical Marijuana Card should you wish to use cannabis for your condition.

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Delta 9 Medical Consulting

Medical Warning - PLEASE READ!

Delta 9 Medical Consulting is the quickest way to a Medical Marijuana Card for most people. We see the opportunity to treat your individual cannabis consultation the same as we would for any other illness, not just a quick certification visit that other providers may perform. It is our goal to not only be compliant with Massachusetts Medical Marijuana law but to provide our patients the best opportunity to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card from the MA Dept. of Public Health. A Medical Marijuana Doctor cannot recommend cannabis as a prescription drug, and this would be against state and federal law at present. Delta 9 Medical Consulting provides you with information about cannabis or other therapies that may help your medical condition. It is your decision as an adult to become certified by the State of Massachusetts, with a Medical Marijuana Card should you wish to use cannabis for your condition.


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Meet Dr. Altvater

Dr. Altvater has been involved in health care since 1979. He has worked as a hospital custodian, Medical Laboratory Technician in the Air Force, Critical Care Registered Nurse, and as an Anesthesiologist where he was the chief of multiple departments. Since 2013, Dr. Altvater has exclusively been a practitioner of cannabinoid medicine. It was in February of 2013 that he first opened Delta 9 Medical Consulting in Methuen, MA. After getting the assistance of the ACLU, he was able to open a practice in Malden, MA a few weeks later, despite efforts by Malden's town leadership to ban any practice that worked with medical cannabis.

When the Medical Marijuana rules were being finalized in Massachusetts in the spring of 2013, Dr. Altvater provided testimony at the Department of Public Health hearings in Plymouth, MA. This resulted in several changes in the final regulations to better serve patient's needs. He was again at the state house in 2013 providing testimony to the Joint Committee on Public Health to block legislation that would have stopped any implementation of the voter's ballot initiative passed in 2012. Dr. Altvater has been cited/interviewed/quoted in various news articles in an attempt to educate the general public. Articles include The Massachusetts Medical Society's Vital Signs Publications; featured in the Presidents Podiums section; The Cape Cod Times; Boston Globe and Boston Herald. He was the first provider to present cannabis positively and as a medicine at a lecture to The Merrimack Valley Physician’s Organization in 2013 and Medical Grand Rounds at Lowell General Hospital in 2014. Dr. Altvater was the only provider of cannabinoid medicine to be invited to the Marijuana Policy Forum: Protecting the Public Health with Good Policy meetings, hosted by the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in 2015. He continues to be involved in the education of everyone about the risk and benefits of cannabis as a medicine and the benefits that can be found with responsible use.

In 2016, Dr. Altvater will be introducing his new company, GoodByeHigh, a nutraceutical that will be made globally available, that can modulate the negative psychogenic effects of cannabis thereby providing a basis for safer and expanded use of the plant.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr. Altavater is very knowledgable and provides a greater understanding of how I can use my medication to its fullest potential."

    Amy
  • Google+

    "We whole-heatedly recommend to patients we meet go visit Delta-9 Medical Consulting"

    MA Patient Advocacy Alliance
  • Patient Fusion

    "My concerns are always met with a quick response from either the Dr. or his office, and you know he is truly concerned with my health..."

    Anonymous