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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis 

Medical Cards 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.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease affecting the lining of the large intestine and rectum.

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Individuals with Ulcerative Colitis may experience diarrhea, abdominal cramps and abdominal pain. They typically experience flares where their symptoms worsen and they may also experience fever, fatigue and bloody stools.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment 

The treatment of Ulcerative Colitis involves providing relief of active symptoms and preventing their recurrence. Steroids and  immunosuppresants like 5-ASA are often used.  Many individuals report that compassionate care treatments (available in New York through the Compassionate Care Act) help to improve pain, cramps, as well as diarrhea. 

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 Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

Alternative Ulcerative Colitis Treatment is available through the NY Compassionate Care Act and work well to relieve the pain and abdominal cramping.

Qualifying for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

When Ulcerative Colitis symptoms like chronic pain and abdominal pain persist despite 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
• Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
• Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
• Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care

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