Southern Comfort Marijuana Clinic services a void in medical care addressed from the perspective of a Family Medicine Physician. Our goal is to give people access to an integrated therapy of Medical Marijuana/Cannabis for their debilitating conditions, in a non-judgmental fashion backed by science. We strive to make the experience personal and educational, as we can understand each person’s journey through illness deserves respect, and maintain that dignity in a comforting style.
The mission statement of Southern Comfort Marijuana Clinic was based on the goals of “Access, Affordability, and Advocacy.” We continue to educate the community and professionals about the use of Medical Marijuana so patients can access this medication without stigma. We provide the highest quality of medical services to legitimize the use of Medical Marijuana for the benefit of greater success for our patients. Our diligence in learning the ever-changing rules and our goal to simplify the process has led to greater efficiency in our workflow, and therefore cost savings relayed to our patients. Our vision for the Southern Comfort Marijuana clinic is to be a recognized name and partner for an integrated medical approach to common health needs.
Who We Are
Our providers include knowledgeable Family Practice and Urgent Care doctors who are certified to recommend marijuana as required by regulations provided by the State of Florida, the Florida Board of Medicine, and the Florida Constitution. We ensure that you are receiving affordable & efficient medical evaluations with any of our responsible providers.
Our goal is to increase the quality of life for our patients by providing a low cost, focused, and non-intrusive integrative treatment option. As part of our mission, we strive to operate our business with vendors that respect patient privacy, and no patient health information is shared with a third party.
Our professional and caring Physicians and Medical Assistants provide education on Medical Marijuana/Cannabis therapy, including a comprehensive discussion on the rules, delivery methods and use strategy, and what to expect at the dispensaries for an individualized treatment plan. As ‘product specialists,’ our staff provides additional learning resources and financial savings tips for when purchasing Cannabis, and relay information on complementary products and local services available. We are comfortable guiding the patient’s experience with our knowledge of Florida’s legal steps in obtaining the Certification and providing consultation on how best to use the medication.
Our providers include knowledgeable Family Practice and Urgent Care doctors who are certified to recommend marijuana as required by regulations provided by the State of Florida, the Florida Board of Medicine, and the Florida Constitution.
We ensure that you are receiving affordable & efficient medical evaluations with any of our responsible providers.
Our goal is to increase the quality of life for our patients by providing a low cost, focused, and non-intrusive integrative treatment option. As part of our mission, we strive to operate our business with vendors that respect patient privacy and no
patient health information is shared with a third party.
Caring Patient Advocates
Dr. Jessica Collins McCain
I’m Dr. Jessica McCain, a native to Fort Pierce and a Family Practice physician. I returned to my hometown and family out of pride and the desire to help my community. The healthcare world is getting more complex at every turn, and it takes a lot of time and effort to keep up with advances in science and public policy. Since the Amendment 2 passed with 71% agreement, resolving that medical marijuana is a viable treatment for many people’s ills, I have been working hard to learn more about this topic for my patients in need. I realized that there are many people who would benefit from this option, and became co-founder of Southern Comfort Marijuana Clinic. I hope that you find what you are looking for, whether it only be for information or access to the medicine through our clinical services. – JCM
Dr. McCain is a graduate of Florida State University as summa cum laude (with greatest honors) with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and minor in Chemistry. She received her Medical Doctorate degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada with magna cum laude honors. This opportunity allowed her to experience healthcare in a variety of settings including the West Indies, New York, and Miami. Dr. McCain is board-certified in Family Practice after completing residency at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville. Dr. McCain currently has privileges at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center to serve as her patient’s advocate, previously worked at Whole Family Health Center, and is in the process of opening the next phase of her Southern Comfort Healthcare system, a ‘Direct Primary Care’ style clinic.
Dr. Andrew Dattila
A primary care provider with active medical licenses in Arizona, California, and Florida, Dr. Dattila uses Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Osteopathy to serve the needs of a diverse patient population.
With training in complementary and alternative medicine modalities that incorporate the practical applications of mind/body medicine, food as medicine, and tonic herbalism from both eastern and western traditions, Dr. Dattila provides excellence in continuity of care and deeply transformational healing protocols for clients dealing with complex and
chronic disease states.
Having extensive experience with inflammation-mediated medical conditions in the primary care setting, Dr. Dattila has worked to advance the acceptance of the therapeutic applications of cannabis by assisting groups such as The Society of
Cannabis Clinicians and United Patients Group in the formation of cannabis-specific education course modules designed for both physicians and patients and continues to be a participating contributor to the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and The International Cannabinoid Research Society.
Often sought after as medical consultant to the private sector for nutrigenomic product development, Dr. Dattila offers guidance on the epigenetic factors that influence genetic expression of disease within the human body for the purpose of targeting specific therapeutic goals.
With over twenty years of direct access to thought leaders and leading-edge research scientists in the fields of cellular physiology, biotoxicity, infectious disease, immunomodulation, and autophagy/cellular detoxification, Dr. Dattila dedicates his time to teaching, and forever learning, the art of vitality and the science of longevity and remains committed to providing research based, personalized lifestyle medicine to those in need.
Ms. Georgia Nocito is our part of SoCo’s Patient Relations team, handling many issues that patients can encounter with our healthcare system to coordinate care. She came to us from a busy Opthalmology practice where she held many roles in the patient experience as well as a medical assistant. She has expertise in dealing with the State’s Medical Marijuana program paperwork for patients and other logistics. She is attending IRSC college with the aspiration to become a Mental Health provider and participate in Social Work. Georgia is married, and has a framed picture of her “fur baby” pitbull dog on her desk.
Jordan was born in Hempstead, NY and enjoyed the challenges of English and Science while in school. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys journaling, going to the beach and pool, and creating bath salts for her friends and family….just the one’s that she really likes.
Prior to joining the Southern Comfort Team, Jordan worked at a busy orthopedic and neurology office as a patient coordinator and performing diagnostic testing. Jordan would like to one day own a business that reflects her hobbies and personal interests. If you surprise Jordan with some delicious chicken wings, you can quickly earn a friend forever.
Whitney Burns was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. She is married to her husband Mathew with three beautiful children, a doggie named Bella and a bearded dragon named Simba. Whitney loves spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors and salty beach.
Prior to her joining the Southern Comfort Team, she has over 10 years experience with patient care with home health as well as previously working at the VA for 5 years. She loves being part of the medical field and caring for patients in their time of need. She is the bright, energetic, and the first friendly face you will see entering our Port Saint Lucie location.
Nicole is a Florida native that was born and raised in Stuart, Florida. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in health administration at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. When Nicole is not working or attending school at FAU, she enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, hiking, traveling, listening to music, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Before joining the Southern Comfort Team, Nicole worked as a certified nursing assistant and medical receptionist for five years at her local community hospital. After graduating from college, Nicole would like to help run a health care facility and help give patients the best care. If you ever want to make Nicole smile, show her some pictures of your cats.
What Our Patients Say About Our Care
Rated 4.9 Stars on Over 280 Reviews
Very straightforward and helpful. Doctor is wonderful. Not like I have experience with other places but you can't go wrong with this place they tell you exactly what to do and will help you do everything. Totally excellent experience
Caring Patient Advocates
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