Edmonton’s medical cannabis clinics say physician shortage is causing extensive wait lists
By Kevin Maimann – The Star
Medical cannabis clinics are on the hunt for physicians as waiting lists grow.
Natural Health Services, a popular Canadian chain of clinics, stopped taking new patients at its Edmonton and Calgary locations in February because the influx of new clients was giving existing patients grief trying to book followup appointments.
“That just came to a head, basically,” said Natural Health Services community outreach educator Kait Shane.
“It was just a matter of really wanting to concentrate on patient care for our existing patients … They’re having problems, they’re frustrated, and we can’t have that.”
Shane said Natural Health Services has the capacity for more patients, but a shortage of physicians is blocking that.