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Alternative Consultations Inc.

Feel better the natural way!

Dr. Richard C. Smith, M.D., FACS

1555 Boren Drive

Ocoee, Florida 34761

(407) 292-2156  x216


About Us...

Caring For Your Health


We understand that you are not living your best life possible unless your mind and body are completely healthy. That's why we take a holistic approach to help you manage your pain.

Natural Healing


We are able to identify individuals who could benefit from medical marijuana and provide the physical exam needed to make legal use of it for medicinal purposes

Our Promise to You


At Alternative Consultations, our mission is to help patients minimize their dependence on prescription narcotics and to live healthy, productive lives, free from pain. 

Meet Dr. Smith...

Richard C. Smith, MD, FACS, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine care and minimally invasive spine and joint surgery.

Dr. Smith graduated from Hahnemann University Medical School, and completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith is a member of the North American Spine Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and The Association for Medical Ethics.

Conditions that qualify...

How do I know if I qualify for medical marijuana?


Medical cannabis became legal in Florida in 2016, with the passing of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2. Rules for use and administration were outlined several months later by Senate Bill 8A. According to Florida state law, patients suffering from the following conditions may qualify for medical marijuana treatment:


ALS (Lou Gehrig's)


Crohn's Disease




Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Parkinson's Disease

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Terminal Conditions

Chronic Nonmalignant Pain

What are my options?


Medical marijuana may be administered via a vaporizer or as an oil, spray, tincture, or edible food product. Smoking remains prohibited.

What is the cost to see if I qualify for a card?


You will start by scheduling a consultation to see Dr. Richard C. Smith. The fee is $250.00 for the initial consultation, and follow up visits are $150.00. These visits are cash only, since they are not currently approved through health insurance.

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Better yet, see us in person!

We believe in safe, legal and wise use of medical marijuana.

Alternative Consultations, Inc

1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee, Florida 34761, United States

(407) 292-2156 Ext. 216


Monday -Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1555 Boren Drive, Ocoee, Florida 34761, United States

(407) 292-2156 Ext. 216


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