“As a Holistic and Family Medicine physician I believe in treating the body as a whole. My belief is to truly heal the patient, you must heal the mind, body and spirit.”

“As a Holistic and Family Medicine physician I believe in treating the body as a whole. My belief is to truly heal the patient, you must heal the mind, body and spirit.”

“As a Holistic and Family Medicine physician I believe in treating the body as a whole. My belief is to truly heal the patient, you must heal the mind, body and spirit.”

About Dr. Ellis

Dr. Natalie Ellis is a holistic family physician with over 17 years experience in allopathic and integrative medicine. She is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and served our country as a General Medical Officer in the US Navy. Her extensive background in evidence based research at Columbia University, University of Miami, and the National Institutes of Health have fostered her enthusiasm to educate patients in “curing disease, not just treating symptoms.

She currently practices at both our Pinellas County (St. Petersburg) marijuana clinic near Tampa and our Sun City Center medical marijuana clinic.

Medical Experience

Education

Dr. Natalie Ellis hosts a series of educational events to educate the public of Sun City Center and the surrounding areas on medical marijuana topics. She covers how components of marijuana work on different conditions, how medical and recreational marijuana use differ, how to navigate the legal Medical Marijuana Registry system in Florida, and much more!

Dr. Ellis in the Press

Managing symptoms: Medical Marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida
83 Degrees Media  /  Cheryl Rogers  /  May 8, 2018
Much like Dr. Quinn of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Dr. Ellis is a pioneer. She is one of a growing number of Florida physicians licensed to treat patients with cannabis.

 

Managing symptoms: Medical Marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida
83 Degrees Media  /  Cheryl Rogers  /  May 8, 2018
Much like Dr. Quinn of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Dr. Ellis is a pioneer. She is one of a growing number of Florida physicians licensed to treat patients with cannabis.

Managing symptoms: Medical Marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida
83 Degrees Media  /  Cheryl Rogers  /  May 8, 2018
Much like Dr. Quinn of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Dr. Ellis is a pioneer. She is one of a growing number of Florida physicians licensed to treat patients with cannabis.

This clinic is located between Rickenbacker Drive and Valley Forge Boulevard in Hillsborough County, Sun City Center. The building is near the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce.

This clinic is located in Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, in the United Central neighborhood.

Discounts on St. Petersburg and Sun City Center Clinic Services

Patient Transfer Discount

Patient Transfer Pricing

$49 initial assessment for transferring patients

  • Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out.
  • $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors.
  • Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

Veteran Discount

Veterans Discount

10% discount

  • MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on all clinic services.
  • Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

Local Medical Marijuana Events

St. Petersburg Patient Testimonials

T.M., 53, St. Petersburg

T.M., 53
St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 5 months on medical cannabis
– Neuropathy‎, blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes
– Previously treated with opiates

I sought pain relief from opiates for more 12 years, per my neurologist. They were doing no good for my pain nor my health, more habit than relief. I have multiple disorders and am completely disabled, unable to work. I began to realize the pain killers were killing me, not the pain, and slowing me down.

I have long believed in the medical uses of marijuana. If only our state government and federal government would just stay out of it. I learned to listen to body and it tells me what works for what hurts, and pills only kill people, it only delays the pain and harms the body where natural herbal treatment has helped from day ONE! No side effects, I am still working on finding the right levels for me, but that will come in time, for now it is working better than any pill ever did.

I found it disheartening to have lost my younger brother in 2001 to opiates at his age of 31, after his abuse and overdose I began to wonder if Florida was ever going to see the truth of natural remedies for pain are much better and effective at controlling the pain. I haven’t ever heard of overdosing on pot. In my opinion it’s more than just good for pain, but does not affect the bodily functions as do many other drugs. It has only helped through and through, finally relief I can believe in.

Thank you. No more opiates. I have a blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. My day starts with pain and my activity is limited, yet I’m lucky to still be here, at least I’ve found something good in natural medicine rather than poppy seed derivatives or worse. I worked in field service for 16 years after five years of communications electronics working on the bench to component level design and test. I needed movement in my day! Now I’m lucky to to still be able to walk. I do have diabetes, and the neuropathy came from massive blood clot pulmonary, COPD, etc. Cannabis is certainly been the best treatment for my condition so far without a doubt.

 

S.B.B., 78, St. Petersburg

S.B. 78
St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Clinic

– 3 months on medical cannabis
– Cancer
– Previously treated with traditional pain medication

For the past three years I have been plagued with physical problems after leading a very healthy lifestyle with no problems at all. Diagnosed with cancer and three days later was told to have back surgery. In additions to that I was diagnosed with neuropathy in both legs. Saw several physicians and neurologists. The pain in my back and legs was excruciating. Tried all the mainstream medicine. ALL of them made me loopy and miserable. Tried medical marijuana and tried all sorts of combination thinking THC was the answer to my pain. Didn’t happen. Got very frustrated and as a last resort I tried a 40:1 combination, with CBD being the dominant ingredient. Instant relief for night time sleep. Still working a combination to use during the day without out making me sleepy. Pain never goes away completely but i can say the pain is down by about 30 to 40%.

Steve R., 51

Steve R., 51
St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 7 months on medical cannabis
– Osteoporosis

For years I lived with chronic neck and back pain. I sought out treatment with medical cannabis for the pain. The processing was taxing but worth it. After my first treatment I noticed a difference right away. I had no side effects and was able to fully function. I suggest you try it and change your life.

Sun City Center Patient Testimonials

Florida Medical Marijuana FAQ

Where can I get Medical Marijuana in Florida? 
Once you receive your registry ID card in the mail or temporary ID card via email from the state, contact the local dispensary of your choice to pick up your medication or arrange delivery.

What’s the difference between medical cannabis and low-THC cannabis? 
Low-THC cannabis is a cannabis plant, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and more than 10 percent of CBD weight for weight. This is the type of plant used for the production of products to be dispensed from a licensed medical marijuana treatment center. [x]

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?
Patients must be entered into the Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may then be submitted online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry website or mailed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, along with a $75 registration fee. The Department accepts applications from patients and legal representatives. [x]

How do I renew my medical marijuana card in Florida? 
To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or legal representative must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. The application can be found here.

How much cannabis can a medical marijuana doctor order for each patient in Florida? 
A physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. [x]

Can I travel with Medical Marijuana in Florida? 
Medical marijuana is legal throughout the state of Florida but remains federally illegal, so medical marijuana product may NOT be transported across state lines.

What conditions qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida? 
The Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients are bound by Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution. Medical marijuana may be recommended for a “Debilitating Medical Condition,” which in this case means cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. You can view an expanded list of conditions which often qualify for cannabis-based treatment here.

What do I need to bring to my appointment? 
MMTC providers request that you bring supporting documentation with your diagnosis or prior treatment to the clinic at the time of your initial appointment. In addition, please bring identification or proof of Florida residency. if you have questions about which documents to bring with you, give us a call at 850-906-5000.

Do I need the Registry ID card first? 
No. In fact, a medical cannabis provider such as those at our clinics must qualify you and complete an assessment before you can be assigned a patient ID number, which you need in order to apply for the card through the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Do you take my insurance? 
Unfortunately, medical cannabis is still federally illegal, therefore no insurance company has elected to cover cannabis-related treatments.

Is my medical information secure? 
We take all necessary measures to be 100% HIPAA compliant. Any personal health information you provide is completely safe and secure.