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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Crohn’s Disease is Available in New York

Medical Card for Compassionate Care

The process starts by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disorder of the body’s GI tract. Infection may include all or parts of the small intestine, large intestine or the rectum.

Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

Individuals with crohn’s disease experience diarrhea, abdominal cramps and abdominal pain. Symptoms worsen periodically with flares. Individuals with Crohn’s disease may also experience fever, fatigue and bloody stools.

Crohn’s Disease Treatment

Crohn’s disease treatment usually includes steroids and  and immunosuppresants.  Many indivduals with Crohn’s disease report that compassionate care treatments help improve symptoms of pain and abdominal cramps. Some patients also report improvements to diarrhea and other symptoms with compassionate care treatments.

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative Crohn’s Disease Treatment

Alternative Crohn’s disease Treatment is available through the NY Compassionate Care Act and work well to relieve the pain and abdominal cramps of Crohn’s disease.

Qualifying for Crohn’s Disease Treatment

When Crohn’s symptoms like chronic pain and abdominal pain persist despite Crohn’s disease treatment you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. Treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. Following up regularly with a qualified physician and your regular GI physician will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:

• Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
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• Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
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