Danielle Schumacher or Damian Disterdick
Office of Frank H. Lucido MD
2300 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-848-0958 Ext. 121
Dr. Frank H. Lucido Celebrates 30th Year in Practice
Family Practice; Primary Care; Medical Cannabis Consultant;
Expert Witness; Public Speaker
Berkeley, CA, April 6, 2009 - this year, Frank H. Lucido MD celebrates his 30th year of providing Family Health Care in Berkeley. He began practicing at his current location on December 10, 1979.
A celebration is planned for Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7pm-midnight in Oakland, CA (location TBA at time of reservations) in conjunction with a benefit for the next printing of O’Shaughnessy’s, the Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. The new issue will include a report on over 1,000 medical cannabis patients Dr. Lucido saw in 2008.
Dr. Lucido’s practice includes primary care for patients over 12 years of age. Although he no longer does obstetrics, some of the babies he delivered in the early 1980s are still his patients as adults. Solo practitioners such as Dr. Lucido are almost unheard of in an age of large HMOs and PPOs. Patients of “Dr. Frank” know he will spend as much time with them as their medical condition requires, and he even makes house calls as needed.
Dr. Lucido has been in the forefront of the medical cannabis movement since the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (“Prop 215”). His practice standards are rigorous, resulting in recommendation letters that are respected by law enforcement and the courts. He has addressed the Medical Board of California on numerous occasions and has even been referred patients by MBC members. These standards are described in "Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act in a Family Medical Practice" co-authored with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP (O’Shaughnessy’s, Spring 2004):
Dr. Lucido’s three decades of primary care experience (as well as his experience in the 1990s reviewing cases for plaintiffs in malpractice suits) has given him a broad understanding of medical ethics. He has helped many attorneys defend legitimate patients and physicians who have inappropriately been targeted by law enforcement for possessing or recommending cannabis. He has been a member of the medical staff of Alta Bates Medical Center since 1979 and has served on the Family Practice Advisory Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Medical Education Committee (once as Chairman).
Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, who has been an integral part of the Family Practice for over 10 years, received her PhD in Nursing from UCSF with an emphasis on Drug Policy. She is associate professor of nursing at Holy Names University in Oakland, as well as a member of the UCSF clinical faculty.
Dr. Lucido will soon be announcing an ongoing monthly community gathering on “Medical Cannabis, Health, and Health Care in America.”
More information about Dr. Lucido, his practice, and the upcoming monthly gathering can be found at www.DrFrankLucido.com and by receiving regular blog updates from Dr. Lucido’s new blog: Dr. Frank Lucido’s Bully Pulpit: Everyone’s Entitled to My Opinion.”
Contact: Danielle at 510-848-0958 ext. 121 or Danielle@drlucido.com