Dr. Joseph Rosado MD

Your Medical Cannabis Consultant

Nationally and internationally recognized best selling author and Cannabis Expert as seen on ABC Orlando, CBS Orlando, NBC Orlando, FOX Orlando, Spectrum 13 News Orlando, Univision Orlando and Miami, Telemundo Orlando and Miami, MEGA TV Miami, CaraCol Radio Medellin and Miami, WMFE Radio Orlando, Sentinel Star, Orlando Sentinel, The Gainesville Sun and this list just keeps growing!

I am a practicing medical and former chiropractic physician with an MBA in Health Care Management who has over 40 years experience in healthcare ranging from nurse’s aide/orderly, emergency medical technician, paramedic, college professor, chiropractic and medical physician, physician executive and clinical researcher.  Specializing in alternative and conventional medicine, cannabis medicine, opiate dependence/addiction, wellness and physical rehabilitation.

Present Medical Experience:

 

Owner/CEO of Medical International Consultants, Inc.

Since Feb 2018 – Present/Based in DeLand, Florida

  • Providing medical cannabis consulting services to physicians and patients in the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, UK, Europe and Southeast Asia.

  • Public speaker on all aspects of medical cannabis to include but not be limited to managing patients with medical cannabis.

  • Specialties: Translate English to Spanish and vice versa.

  • Published Author – Hope & Healing: The Case for Cannabis

Physician/Medical Director of Med Diagnostic Inc., DBA Coastal Cannabis Clinic

Since January 2018 – Present / Based in Ormond Beach, Florida

Oversee Medical Cannabis recommendations and provide Suboxone Therapy for patients wanting to be weaned off of opiates (narcotics); as well as for people suffering with/from:

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Syndrome

  • Crohn’s Disease (CD)

  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Terminal Condition(s)

In February 2014, I began preparing for the decriminalization of medical cannabis in the state of Florida, I read, traveled and learned from​ the pioneers that came before all of us and tapped into the knowledge of parents that had been struggling to find doctors that would be able to take care of their extremely ill children.

In late 2016, I was the first to recommend medical cannabis in the greater central Florida region to an adult and the first in the state to recommend to a child, I had the opportunity to create and implement the following in my three offices:

  • Office systems, which include but are not limited to standard operating procedures, paperwork, intake forms, exam forms, federal and state compliance, and documentation to support “related conditions” and working with the state registry

  • Patient education lectures

  • Dosing protocols

  • Modes of administration for optimum results per specific patient needs and lifestyles.

  • Drug-Drug interaction alerts

Weaning protocols not only for opiates but also for:

  • benzodiazepines & antidepressants

  • anti-epileptics & antipsychotics

Since February 2014, I have been on the bureau of speakers for the United for Care/Amendment 2 political campaign, advocacy groups such as CannaMoms, Florida Cannabis Coalition, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, and marijuanadoctors.com, of which I am the medical director and Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, such as VidaCann, Surterra, and Curaleaf. As a result, I have earned the title of medical cannabis expert in the state of Florida and abroad.

Past Medical Experience:

Physician

 

Company Name: Comprehensive Health Center, LLC

Dates Employed: Nov 2016 – Jan 2018

Employment Duration: 1 yr 3 mos

Location: Orlando, FL

My staff and I were dedicated to providing optimal and affordable medical care to our community in English, Spanish and Creole. We provided services in general medicine, Medical Cannabis, Suboxone Therapy, Immigration Physicals and management of Auto Accident and Work Related injuries. We understood that the patient/client is number one and we strive to excellently manage the serious healthcare needs of our community.

 

 

Physician

 

Company Name: Genesis Family Practice

Dates Employed:Jan 2016 – Apr 2017

Employment Duration: 1 yr 4 mos

Location: Orange City, FL

President

 

Company Name: Center for Hormone Health

Dates Employed: Jun 2012 – Jul 2015

Employment Duration: 3 yrs 2 mos

The Center for Hormone Health was specifically created to help people understand what an important role hormones play in everyday life and then give them the tools to get back on track; therefore we assessed their body’s hormonal needs and then would support them in getting their hormones to optimal levels through the use of bio-identical hormones.

Physician

Company Name: Escambia County Jail

Dates Employed: Sep 2014 – Dec 2014

Employment Duration: 4 mos

* Performed physical examinations and established diagnoses of physical disorders and instituted treatment of inmates.
* Supervised nurse practitioners by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.
* Examined and conducted tests on inmates to provide information on/of medical condition.
* Analyzed records, reports, test results, and/or examination information to diagnose medical condition of inmates.
* Prescribed and administered treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
* Explained procedures and discussed test results on prescribed treatments with inmates.
* Collected, recorded, and maintained inmate information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
* Referred inmates to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
* Advised inmates and population base concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
* Planned, implemented, and administered health programs or standards for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness.

Senior Physician

 

Company Name: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Dates Employed: Jun 2014 – Sep 2014

Employment Duration: 4 mos

Location: Clearwater, FL

* Performed physical examinations and established diagnoses of physical disorders and instituted treatment of inmates.
* Supervised nurse practitioners by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.
* Examined and conducted tests on inmates to provide information on/of medical condition.
* Analyzed records, reports, test results, and/or examination information to diagnose medical condition of inmates.
* Prescribed and administered treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
* Explained procedures and discussed test results on prescribed treatments with inmates.
* Collected, recorded, and maintained inmate information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
* Referred inmates to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
* Advised inmates and population base concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
* Planned, implemented, and administered health programs or standards for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness.


 

Senior Physician/Primary Care Director

 

Company Name: North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center

Dates Employed: Sep 2013 – Apr 2014

Employment Duration: 8 mos

* Perform physical examinations and establish diagnoses of physical disorders and institute treatment of patients.
* In charge of daily operation of the clinic and laboratory.
* Supervise medical physician staff, lab tech/phlebotomist/EKG tech, clinic nurse, clerical assistant, and dietitian.
* Supervise employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.
* Examine and conduct tests on patients to provide information on/of medical condition.
* Analyze records, reports, test results, and/or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
* Prescribe and administers treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
* Explain procedures and discuss test results on prescribed treatments with patients.
* Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
* Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
* Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
* Advise patients and population base concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
* Plan, implement, and administer health programs or standards for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness.
* Direct and coordinate activities of medical staff.
* Prepare reports for government and/or management of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, and/or medical status of individuals.
* Conduct research to study and develop procedures to prevent or control disease.
* Perform and monitor quality assurance activities.
* Develop and conduct clinical staff development activities and in-service training activities.

Primary Care Physician

 

Company Name: Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence

Dates Employed: Dec 2012 – Sep 2013

Employment Duration: 10 mos

Location: Williston, FL

* Provided primary care services, peripheral nerve blocks, trigger point injections, spinal manipulation; Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Medical Weight Loss (HCG) in a private clinic.

Medical Director

 

Company Name: Tricounty Hospital

Dates Employed: Oct 2012 – Jun 2013

Employment Duration: 9 mos

Location: Williston, FL

* Hold the senior medical administrative position.
* Responsible for a number of activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services such as cost management, utilization review, quality assurance, and medical protocol development.
* Oversee the activities of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, including the recruiting and credentialing processes.
* Attend standing meetings (board, committee, etc.)
* Develop and manage a budget, including presenting monthly financial reports to practice staff with the support of administration.
* Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care.
* Provide guidance and leadership for performance guidelines.
* Develop policies and procedures.
* Manage strategic development.
* Oversee clinical peer review.
* Oversee documentation and care planning.
* Manage physician relations and/or representation.
* Handle clinical patient complaints.
* Address emergency issues.
* Support physician education.
* Manage community relations.
* Handle physician behavior and impairment issues.

 

 

Primary Care Physician

 

Company Name: EMed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic

Dates Employed: Jun 2012 – Oct 2012

Employment Duration: 5 mos

* Provided primary care services, together with peripheral nerve blocks, trigger point injections, spinal manipulation, Suboxone Therapy, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Medical Weight Loss (HCG) in a high volume primary/Urgent Care & Walk-In clinic.

Primary Care Physician and Laboratory Director

 

Company Name: Avanti Wellness Center

Dates Employed: Feb 2011 – Jun 2012

Employment Duration: 1 yr 5 mos

Location: St. Augustine, FL

* Provide medical examinations, establish diagnosis and prescribe necessary treatment for clients of a Community Mental Health Center in a primary care setting.
* Collaborate with attending physicians to discuss patients, treatment team recommendations and program integrity.
* Assist with in-services at least monthly for staff.
* Provide on-site peer review utilization management on the quality & efficiency of clinical services and professional performance; conducts random medical record reviews on a weekly basis (25% of total census per week) and coordinates and supervises all Quality Assurance functions within the program on a monthly basis.
* Administrate the day-to-day technical and scientific operations of the clinical lab. Including but not limited to the examination of data, the creation of reports, the management of staff and liaising with internal and external clients.
* Ensure that the facility operates within the regulatory confines of Avanti Wellness Center and COLA.
* Create and implement, together with the business manager and COO, all strategies, policies, procedures and best practices needed to support the optimal performance.
* Together with the COO, recruit, hire, train and, as necessary, terminate employees.
* Audit and develop testing systems, ensuring the facility is as technologically advanced as financially possible.
* Assure that the facility is properly sanitized and that all required records are maintained in a satisfactory manner.

St. Johns County Health Department

Total Duration: 1 yr 3 mos

Title: Clinical Quality Management Director

Dates Employed: Dec 2010 – May 2011

Employment Duration: 6 mos

  • Responsible and accountable to the Chief Medical Director for helping to manage health plan medical costs and assuring appropriate health care delivery for the citizens of St. Johns County.

  • Design and implement medical policies, goals and objectives.

  • Provide professional leadership and direction to the functions within the Medical Management Department (Utilization/Cost Management and Clinical Quality Management).

  • Responsible and accountable for implementing the Utilization/Cost Management Program and Clinical Quality Improvement Program.

  • Assist the Chief Medical Director with activities to promote positive community relations.

  • Chair the Peer Review Committee.

  • Chair the Quality Management Committee

Title: Lead Physician

Dates Employed: Jul 2010 – May 2011

Employment Duration: 11 mos

Serve as Lead Physician overseeing the clinical practice of physicians.

Title: Medication Room Director

Dates Employed: Jun 2010 – May 2011

Employment Duration: 1 yr

Oversee pharmacy technician. Oversee and assure/ensure proper utilization of medications and vaccines.

Title: Sr. Physician

Dates Employed: Mar 2010 – May 2011

Employment Duration: 1 yr 3 mos

Provide medical examinations, establish diagnosis and prescribe necessary treatment for County Health Department Clients in a Family Planning and STD Service Center. Serve as Alternate Lead Physician in the absence of the Lead Physician and as such oversee the clinical presence of physicians.​

Director of the Offices of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Immunizations

 

Company Name: St. John's County Health Department

Dates Employed: Oct 2009 – May 2011

Employment Duration: 1 yr 8 mos

  • Provide management - fiscal, supervisory and administrative oversight for the Communicable Disease Program.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting by Health Care Providers, of all reportable diseases.

  • Provide on and off-site trainings covering Epidemiological topics including Animal and Mosquito Control.

  • HIV/AIDS outreach / surveillance and clinic operations.

  • Oversee and manage Ryan White Titles B & C grants and related operations.

  • Manage and oversee tuberculosis surveillance and clinic operations.

  • Manage and oversee Sexually Transmitted Disease surveillance and clinic operations.

  • Perform refugee screenings.

  • Manage and oversee immunization program as pertaining to Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Vaccine for Children Program, Seasonal Flu and H1N1.

  • Manage the EPI Bio-Terrorism Surveillance Program.

  • Lead quality assurance programs for programmatic and clinical service centers, interpret policies to staff and implement active QA/QI Program.

  • Educate and train off-site – target groups including Day Cares, Long-Term Care facilities, Schools, etc.

  • Act as Liaison to Infection Control staff of local hospitals and other local health care agencies.

  • Consult with local clinics, local hospital infection control practitioners, and private physicians for early detection of communicable diseases.

  • Prepare and present educational lectures on infectious diseases for County Health Department Director, Senior Leadership Team members, Community Partners, local hospital infection control practitioners, and private physicians.

Chief Medical Intern

 

Company Name: Hospital Metropolitano

Dates Employed: Aug 2008 – Jul 2009

Employment Duration: 1 yr

  • One year rotation through and practicing as medical intern in the following areas: Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.

  • Develop the schedule for the interns at Hospital Metropolitano and the block rotations for all interns given guidelines from the Medical Director while upholding the scheduling rules set forth by national residency guidelines.

  • Liaison with faculty and other departments by providing information from interns to them at meetings and directly to the Medical Director, Department Head and hospital CEO and vice-versa.

  • Provide leadership and support to the other interns in the manner of coaching and teaching sessions.

 

Clinic Faculty Supervisor--International (Costa Rica) Team Doctor for CR Institute of Sports and Rec

 

Company Name: Life University

Dates Employed: Jul 2007 – Sep 2008

Employment Duration: 1 yr 3 mos

  • Supervise activities of assigned faculty and staff.

  • Assist in all areas of clinic procedures to assure smooth flow of patients, interns and records within the clinic.

  • Directly responsible for the supervision of diagnosis and patient management plan development of all clinic patients for the direction and supervision of patient care in accordance with managed care.

  • Provide quality patient care and education.

  • Provide quality clinical education to student interns

  • Provide oversight and direction in daily operations of the clinic.

  • Provide leadership and support to faculty, staff, interns and patients.

  • Market services to primary care physicians, private and public industries, schools and national athletes.

  • Liaison between Life University and Costa Rican Institute of Sports and Recreation.

College Professor

 

Company Name: Herzing College-Online

Dates Employed: Jun 2006 – Dec 2007

Employment Duration: 1 yr 7 mos

Taught nursing, medical assistant, massage therapy, billing and coding students anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology and pharmacology. Taught medical assistant students clinical skills.

Adjunct Faculty for School of Health Sciences

 

Company Name: Kaplan University

Dates Employed: Mar 2007 – Aug 2007

Employment Duration: 6 mos

Taught basic sciences online.

Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

 

Company Name: Diabetes Research Centers, Inc.

Dates Employed: Jun 2004 – Jun 2006

Employment Duration: 2 yrs 1 mo

  • Responsible for site qualification, initiation, interim monitoring and study close-out visits for diabetic neuropathy clinical trial in accordance with Puerto Rico's regulations, FDA/GCP/ICH guidelines.

  • Conducted Pre-Site and Site Initiation Visits and training of study site personnel regarding the protocol I wrote.

  • Conducted all clinical site activities according to the monitoring plan and in accordance with the study timelines and Diabetes Research Centers and Integrative Diabetes Research Centers objectives.

  • Interacted with and built professional and collaborative relationships with all study personnel, i.e., the primary investigator, study coordinator, physicians, nurses, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, local Medicare Carrier's Medical Director, peers and office-based personnel.

  • Used multiple technologies to maintain open and frequent communication with Diabetic Research Center's CEO, CFO, PI, Study Coordinator, physicians, nurses and staff.

 

 

Physician

 

Company Name: Salt Lake Pain & Medical Rehab Center and Injury & Wellness Center

Dates Employed: Mar 2002 – Mar 2005

Employment Duration: 3 yrs 1 mo

Performed electro-diagnostic testing, diagnostic ultrasound, impairment ratings, independent medical exams, testifying in court for med-legal cases and directed care for out patient therapy team comprised of: a Family Practitioner, Physiatrist, a Nurse Practitioner, two physical therapists, two massage therapists and an exercise physiologist.

Medical Consultant/Sales

 

Company Name: Medical Compliance Systems

Dates Employed: Dec 2003 – Feb 2005

Employment Duration: 1 yr 3 mos

Spoke with, educated, trained and supported, physicians and office managers, regarding the implementation of IT systems (EdgeMed) in their private practices.

Chiropractic Physician

Sterling Chiropractic, Inc.

Dates Employed: 1992-1994

Employment Duration: 2 years

Education:

 

University of Phoenix

 

Degree Name: MBA

Field Of Study: Health Care Management

Dates attended or expected graduation: 2003 – 2005

Activities and Societies: Graduated Magna Cum Laude

 

Universidad Central del Este - UCE

Degree Name: MD

Field Of Study: Medicine

Dates attended or expected graduation: 1997 – 2001

Activities and Societies: Teacher's Assistant in the anatomy lab Chief Intern in the following rotations: Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB/GYN and General Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery. Graduated Cum Laude.

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Life University

Degree Name: BS and DC

Field Of Study: Nutrition and Chiropractic

Dates attended or expected graduation: 1989 – 1992

Activities and Societies: President of the Student American Chiropractic Association President of the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique Member of Chi Rho, Honor Society Lab Assistant

 

Volunteer Physician

 

Company Name: Shepherd's Hope

Dates volunteered: Jan 2016 – June 2018

Volunteer duration: 4 yrs 1 mo

Provide medical services to underserved and uninsured children, women and men in North Central FL.

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